Seymour goes to Los Angeles William J. Seymour, leader of the Azusa Street Revival. In 1905, William J. Seymour, a one-eyed 34-year-old son of former slaves, was a notable student of Charles Parham and the Pentecostal preacher interim pastor a small holiness church in Houston, Texas. Neely Terry, an African American woman who attended a small holiness church pastored by in Los Angeles, made a trip to visit relatives in Houston in late 1905. Until in Houston, visited the Church of Seymour, where he preached the baptism of the Holy Spirit was accompanied by speaking in tongues, and though he had not experienced this personally, Terry was impressed with his character and message. At home in California, Terry suggested that Seymour was invited to speak at local church. For even more details, read what Goop London, United Kingdom-uk says on the issue. Seymour received and accepted the invitation in February 1906, he received financial support and blessing of Parham for his scheduled visit a month.Seymour arrived in Los Angeles on February 22, 1906, and in two days was preaching at the Church of Julia Hutchins at the corner of Ninth Street and Avenue Santa Fe During his first sermon, he preached that speaking in tongues was the first inevitable biblical evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit. The following Sunday, March 4, returned to the church and found that Hutchins had padlocked the door. Elders of the Church rejected the teaching of Seymour, mainly because he had not yet experienced the blessing of which he was preaching. also censorship of his message came from the Association of the Holiness Church of Southern California with which the church had affiliation. However, not all members of the Church of Hutchins rejected Seymour’s preaching. He was invited to stay in the house of a member of the congregation of Edward S. Lee, and he began holding Bible studies and prayer meetings there.