Mission & Vision

Welcome to the IPHC Archives and Research Center, directed by Dr. Harold Hunter. Our mission is to serve the church by maintaining items of historical interest for serious researchers of IPHC materials. We have for sale CD and DVD collections of historic publications, including the Pentecostal Holiness Advocate and IPHC Constitutions, Disciplines and Manuals.  For more information or to place your order, visit our store.

On our site you will find our Research Center online inventory.

The Archives & Research Menu links to pages that will help you understand Who We Areand What We Believe. Those pages are taken from various church publications, including our General Conference Minutes and our church Manual.

We Need Your Help

Despite considerable gains to our collection, it has often been impossible to locate originals—or even copies—of rare publications produced by the IPHC. We are missing many originals of the following IPHC periodicals:

  • Live Coals of Fire (1898-1899)
  • Live Coals (1902-1907)
  • Holiness Advocates (1900-1908)
  • Apostolic Evangels (1909-1917, et al)
  • Bridegroom’s Messenger (1907-1909, et al)

Related periodicals that have been the object of extensive searches are:

  • The Way of Faith (1903-1918, et al)
  • The Altamont Witness (1911-1918, originals).

Additional serials of interest include:

  • Little Pentecostal People
  • Twilight Echoes
  • PHC Sunday School Magazine (1920s);
  • Southwestern PH News
  • The Pentecostal Holiness Herald.

We also lack a complete run of conference minutes from all conferences.

Images that relate most to our mission must clearly identify persons, location and date of national conferences and conventions, camp meetings and the like. Sermons by general superintendents and general officials that are handwritten, typed, transcribed, or on audiotape, video, CD, DVD, etc., are in short supply. Histories, diaries, tracts and publications by and about women ministers are particularly underrepresented, as are Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans in North America. Yearbooks from schools, starting with Altamont Bible & Missionary Institute, Falcon Holiness Church, King’s College, Sharon Bible College, Franklin Springs Institute, Southwestern College and Pacific Coast Bible College are sought as historical resources.

Material received will be carefully reviewed for their archival value. Any submission not accepted into the collection will not be discarded but returned to the owner. For more information about this process, contact Timothy Nash at tnash@iphc.org or call 405-792-7158.

Materials that are kept by the IPHC Archives & Research Center will survive to future generations because everything in the fire-rated Archives vault is securely maintained in a controlled environment where humidity, temperature and light exposure are constantly monitored. We are the first stop for serious researchers of IPHC materials and a wide range of needs that serve our church community.

Dr. Harold D. Hunter

Director, IPHC Archives & Research Center