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Welcome to the AC Valdez Project

The AC Valdez Project is an active effort to rediscover and preserve the life and legacy of the internationally recognized Pentecostal evangelist Adolph Clarence (AC) Valdez Sr. It was started by Jared Valdez, AC Valdez Sr.’s great grandson, as part of his dissertation work at Faulkner University. The purpose of this project is to advance the study of Valdez by building a publicly accessible online library of materials, as well as donating them to the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center, Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre, and a selection of university archives.

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Why Valdez?

AC Valdez Sr.’s personal story of the famed Azusa Street Revival remains one of the standard accounts of this historic event in Pentecostal history. It is especially unique because it represents the rare perspective of a Latino participant. In his 65 years of ministry, Valdez traveled the world, becoming one of the founders of the Assemblies of God in Australia and New Zealand, among other accomplishments. His collective impact has made a major contribution to global Pentecostalism yet he is often missing from Christian and Latino history. The AC Valdez Project intends to raise his visibility.

You may be able to help!

Valdez left a powerful mark on the world but unfortunately, many of the historic materials and records about his life have been lost. The good news is that there is so much that still remains, including people who remember him.

If you knew Valdez or have access to materials about his life, I want to hear from you! You can make a major contribution to his legacy by sending them to the AC Valdez Project for preservation and future public access.

What I’m looking for:

  • Audio/video recordings of sermons, talks, interviews, etc.
  • Letters or other writings
  • Photos, drawings
  • Your memories (you can write them and send them to me or I can interview you.)
  • Newspaper, magazine, church bulletin clippings.
  • Physical objects.
  • And anything else you may have!