Bishop Haywood, father of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.
In 1909, Haywood founded Christ Temple church. Haywood’s influence crossed ethnic boundaries, and by 1913, Christ Temple had a bi-racial congregation of 400 to 500 which later grew to 1500. Later Bishop Haywood emerged as first presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.
Haywood composed many gospel songs including “Jesus, the Son of God”, “I See a Crimson Stream of Blood”, and “Do All in Jesus’ Name”. Many of his songs were published in The Bridegroom Songs, which was published by Christ Temple. Haywood was also an author and Oneness apologist. He wrote tracts, such as “The Victim of the Flaming Sword” and “The Finest of Wheat” as well as published The Voice in the Wilderness, a publication that became the official organ of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in 1925.
The Bridegroom Songs is a compilation of all the great hymns penned by Bishop Garfield T. Haywood. This book is a must have for all Pentecostals.