Who We Are

The¬†Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre (APSC) was founded, in 2001, to physically and digitally store pentecostal archives and encourage research and scholarship into the history and impact of Pentecostal and charismatic movements in the Christian churches of Australasia. The APSC is located in Alphacrucis College (AC), in a purpose-built museum, study centre and archival room made to expert specifications, including include fireproof walls, as well as controlled temperature and lighting. It is a professionally staffed and readily accessible facility which is an influential conduit for research publications and international conferences on pentecostalism. The APSC is owned by AC which was established in 1948 as the official training college of Australian Christian Churches (the Assemblies of God in Australia). AC offers vocational and higher education programs across various campuses and churches around Australia and New Zealand. AC also publishes Australia’s leading scholarly, interdisciplinary pentecostal journal (Australasian Pentecostal Studies). The APSC has gathered one of the largest collections of pentecostal and charismatic materials in Australia, including an extensive living repository of oral sources and collections of early literary materials. Donations by private individuals, key leaders, pentecostal churches and mission organisations include: journals, denominational magazines, church archives, letters, diaries, photographs, slides, minute books, artefacts, 16mm films, videos, cassette tapes and vinyl records. As such, the collection is the only one of its kind in the world. The APSC is readily accessible for research or general interest, on site, via the internet, or on temporary or permanent exhibition.

If you would like to contribute to these collections, or cooperate in research projects, please contact the APSC Director: Rev Associate Professor Denise Austin: denise.austin@ac.edu.au