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John Nelson Parr, Fleetwood, Lancs. England.
March, 1972.

1. An Incredible Conversion
2. Incredible Stops
3. Incredible Search for Power
4. Incredible Pentecostal Revival
5. Incredible Impoverishment
6. An Incredible Burden
7. An Incredible Accomplishment
8. An Incredible Campaign
9. Incredible Bethshan
10. Incredible Uproars
11. Incredible Bethshan Revival Scenes
12. Incredible Innovations
13. The Incredible “Y.E.S.”
14. Incredible Training
15. Incredible Methods
16. Incredible Re-dedication
17. The Incredible New Bethshan
18. Incredible Moscow
19. An Incredible Service
20. Incredible Evangelist to the World

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Final word

Hello Brother,

I couldn’t find a “contact” link, so I’m leaving this in your “comments” section. My name is Mel Montgomery, and I am an itinerant minister living in Joplin, Missouri, USA. I note your wonderful material on John Nelson Parr. With your knowledge of men of Parr's generation, so I wanted to contact you.

On my website, I host rare early Pentecostal recordings–obtained from legitimate sources, and with the permission of the speaker, their descendants, or the venue at which they preached. These I make available to the world by download for free. Recordings include those by F.F. Bosworth, Howard Carter, Stanley Frodsham, George Jeffreys, Harold Horton, Marie Brown, David Du Plessis, and several others. Please visit my website sometime, click on “Rare Recordings,” and listen to some of these recordings. You are welcome also to download and burn CD copies of these recordings for your your private library and for friends.

I would like to ask you something. Do you have any similar rare recordings by, or pictures of, Gee, Carter, the Jeffreys brothers, and men of that generation? If so, please consider sharing them with me, so that I can upload them and share them with the world. I will be glad to acknowledge you and your ministry as the donors of the recordings, and include a link back to your website or blog, which could serve to bring a great increase in traffic to your blog. So far in the last 2 years, I’ve received over 825,000 hits from people in 97 countries as they have downloaded these recordings and my teachings.

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God bless you, and thank you for giving this your attention and consideration.

Kind Regards,

Brother Mel
Joplin, MO USA
Unfortunately, I don't have any recordings of first-generation Pentecostals.

I'm fortunate to possess a copy of John Nelson Parr's self-published autobiography "Incredible" that appears here, though. When he retired from pastoral ministry at Bethshan, Manchester, he came to live in Fleetwood and was part of the same church as I was, the Full Gospel Church. It was in Fleetwood that he published his autobiography.

I am not aware that anyone claims ownership of the text, so I have scanned it and published it here.

I'm listening to W.F.P. Burton's testimony from at the moment. Wonderful!

He was one of the speakers at the Elim Conference in Blackpool on Friday 17 May 1968. He spoke on the Song of Deborah in Judges 5. I particularly remember that in his address he quoted Judges 5:23 more than once: "Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly her inhabitants; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty."

His fellow missionary to Africa, James Salter, is mentioned on the website. I saw Jimmy Salter, as he was called, and heard him speak at Preston Convention at Easter, 1966. Unfortunately, in neither case do I have recordings.
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