John Gimenez

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John Gimenez was an American Pentecostal evangelist.[1] He was a pastor, international overseer and bishop of Rock Ministerial Family and Rock Church International, which he co-founded with his wife Anne in 1968.[2] He founded the Washington for Jesus events.[3] His first "Washington for Jesus" event in 1980 is regarded as a forerunner of the political rise of conservative Christians.[1][4] He died suddenly on February 12, 2008.


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  2. ^ "About us". Rock Church International. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bishop John Gimenez Dies". CBN News. Retrieved 27 May 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ "Christian religious rally attracts thousands". Associated Press, cited by The Daily Sentinel. April 29, 1980. Retrieved 27 May 2012.