This was disbanded in Memphis in 1994, when the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA
) was established, The late Bishop Ithiel Clemmons, a member of the largest African American denomination, the Church of God in Christ, was appointed as the first chairperson of the PCCNA
Two points need to be made here, however, First, the churches that would define Pentecostalism according to the initial paradigm are those which founded the Pentecostal Fellowship of North America (PFNA) and the Pentecostal World Conference (PWC).(43) But some autochthonous Latin American groups which are more at home with the Dayton paradigm and are now members of the WCC either continue to participate in or were once part of the PWC.(44) The PFNA voted itself out of existence on 18 October 1994, and the next day its members along with representatives of a variety of African-American non-PFNA denominations formed a new organization: the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) (including Mexico), which is intended to be more inclusive and clearly multicultural.
The PWC, PFNA and its successor the PCCNA, the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, as well as the various evangelical groups with which Pentecostals associate, all appeal to these verses and the need to demonstrate something tangible before the world.(52) Still, not all Pentecostals participate ecumenically for the same reasons.