Frank J. Ewart (1876~1947)
United Pentecostal Church International
Frank J. Ewart was born in 1876 in Australia. He was a Pentecostal preacher and author. Frank began his ministry in the Baptist church as a bush missionary. In 1903 he immigrated to Canada, and served as the pastor of a Baptist church. After he received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1908, Frank was dismissed by the Baptist organization. In 1911, he became the assistant pastor to William H. Durham in Los Angeles, and when Durham died in 1912, Ewart became the pastor.
In 1913 he heard R. E. McAlister preach at the Arroyo Seco, camp meeting in Los Angeles on water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. The following year he openly began preaching the shorter formula, and began re-baptizing Pentecostals in Jesus’ Name.
Brother Ewart was one of the first Pentecostal ministers to teach the Oneness of God, rather than the doctrine of the trinity. He spread the Oneness message throughout the Pentecostal movement through his periodical, “Meat In Due Season”.
In 1919 he founded a successful church in Belvedere, California, and continued to pastor this church until his death in 1947. Frank Ewart became an ordained minister in the United Pentecostal Church International.