The Community of Jesus
David du Plessis
Born in 1908 in South Africa, David du Plessis was a Pentecostal preacher who went on to play a significant role in worldwide charismatic renewal. Nicknamed “Mr Pentecost”, he brought the experience of baptism in the Holy Spirit into the historic denominations, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. This was the fulfilment of a prophetic word which had been spoken over him in 1936 by Smith Wigglesworth. With a heart for unity in the Body of Christ, David du Plessis developed a friendship with Pope John XXIII and Cardinal Suenens, and represented the Pentecostal Church at the Second Vatican Council. He died in 1987.