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THE TRUTH ABOUT EVANGELIST A. A. ALLEN

by John S. Torell

Toward the end of 2001, I  ended up on the e-mail list of Paul Cunningham. After reading his material for a while, I contacted him and we started communicating with one another. Early in 2002, my wife and I drove to the city of Vacaville in California, where we met in a restaurant and had dinner with Paul and his wife Sharon. Later we went to their motel suite, and spent a few hours talking, followed by attending a public church meeting where Paul was speaking.

Paul is about 10 years older than me, and we found out that our ministries had been running parallel in Sweden during the years 1970-82. Many of the pastors and leaders who I had worked with, and knew well, had also worked with Paul and his wife. After having talked with Paul and read some of his publications, there is no doubt in my mind that this man is a man of God and sincere in his ministry. When he pointed out his involvement with A. A. Allen, I was shocked, since I had bought into the lies about Allen. Since my integrity is most important to me, I want to set the record straight and we are posting this account written by Paul Cunningham. I have asked God to forgive me for my ignorance in this matter, whereby I have smeared the name of one of God's anointed servants, A. A. Allen, whom I never met in person. My prayer is that any one of you who I have offended in this matter can also forgive me.

 



THE PASSING OF PAUL J. CUNNINGHAM

Reported by John S. Torell

Early in the month of January 2010, I was contacted by Adam Woeger, who has been working with Paul Cunningham for the last four years to preserve the legacy of evangelist A. A. Allen. Adam told me that Paul passed away on December 25, 2009, as he was walking in a parking lot and suddenly had a massive heart attack.

Paul J. Cunningham was born February 11, 1937, to Donald and Dortha Cunningham. The family was Jewish and the Cunningham name was not the original family name. Paul was proud of the fact that he was Jewish and had accepted the Messiah, Jesus Christ, which God had sent to the Jewish people some 2,000 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon, one brother, one sister and both parents but is survived by recently married wife Maria Cunningham of the Philippines and three stepdaughters from his late wife Sharon Kay and seven grand children, all of Norman, Oklahoma.

When I responded back to Adamís e-mail and asked him for some more details, he told me that Paulís wife Sharon had died in October 2007 after a long period of illness. All friends of the Cunninghamís remember the many times prayer requests came to pray for the healing of Sharon, and for a while it looked like she was getting better and able to live a normal life again, but in October 2007, her time of labor on this earth came to an end as God took her home.

It was a hard blow for Paul, who decided to leave the United States and move to the Philippines to continue his life work as an evangelist/teacher and prophet. About a year after the death of Sharon, Paul met Maria, a woman from the Philippines and married her. He moved back to the U.S. in 2009 and lived in Norman, Oklahoma with his new wife where they were working on getting her residence permit in the United States, but before this work was finished, Paulís time on this earth was up and he went to be with the Lord.

In 2007, before the passing of Sharon Cunningham, Paul had worked to verify his statement with a county government in order to make sure that the records of A. A. Allen were not to be lost for future generations. Adam Woeger has sent me these records and it is fitting that we should post these county records on our website where we had posted a previous write up by Paul on A. A. Allen.

Some of the recorded documents are the same as they were previously posted but the difference is the recording information. Here are the documents recorded by Paul Cunningham in El Paso County in the State of Colorado:


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