April 2, 1914
The organizational meeting that formed the General Council of the Assemblies of God was held at the Grand Opera House in Hot Springs (Garland County). This meeting was attended by more than 300 men and women (some ministers and some interested laity) from across the United States. The Assemblies of God is an evangelical, Pentecostal organization that was founded in Arkansas in 1914. It has grown to be the largest Pentecostal organization in Arkansas and around the world. Assemblies of God adherents in Arkansas number approximately 83,000, while the worldwide count has grown to more than 57 million.