Walter Guest Kellogg

This book publishes the testimony of a Pentecostal pacifist, Mike Laleff, and close associate of Agnes Ozman, the "First Pentecostal". Together, they were founding members of the Assemblies of God congregation in Spokane, WA. They also went on record with their denomination as ardent Pacifists, chiding the Assemblies of God for including a loyalty statement in their statement against war.

Walter Guest Kellogg, Judge Advocate Major, USA, 1919, interviews an early Pentecostal, Mike Laloff, who is a close friend and associate of Agnes Ozman. Kellogg was the Judge Advocate Major in charge of examining the conscientious objectors in the military camps after they had been drafted. He was not a particularly sympathetic witness, but he does capture this, example of a World War I Pentecostal pacifist whom he interviewed who hailed from near Spokane, WA. The Pentecostal was Mike Laleff, a close friend and associate of Agnes Ozmon (LaBerge). Here is Mike Laleff's Draft Card. Agnes Ozman was generally considered the "first Pentecsotal," or the first to receive the gift of tongues in the modern era, on New Years Eve 1901, under the leadership of Charles Fox Parham, in Topeka, KS. Mike Laleff and Agnes Ozman (LaBerge) were both founding members of the Assemblies of God congregation in Spokane, WA in 1917.

In this published account, the Judge Advocate Major remembers interviewing this early day Pentecostal

The following is quoted at length from Kellogg's 1919 book and is available from Google.books.

One objector testified that nine years ago he had immigrated to this country from Bulgaria and five years ago had taken out his first papers. He was a laborer and seemed in his wanderings to have acquired many of the characteristics of the tramp. He was of the Pentecostal faith. The Bible was the only book he read.

He said he had attended many different churches but "could not agree with them, so he went into the woods and lived as a wild man." The woods were about twenty miles south of Spokane; he built a log hut and lived in it nearly a year on fruit and nuts. He said. "I don't know why I went---God knows all. I suffered because God wanted me to. God talks to me but it is not for me to tell what he says. He says, 'I give you courage and will be by your side through to the end.' I try as far as possible to follow God and live close to God and to seek peace with all mankind. Christ says it is wrong to fight. If you find I am not sincere in my life you can do whatever you please. I had rather obey God than man."