Right from the beginning of the modern-day Pentecostal movement, the name Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) was synonymous with "Pentecostal". When the first Pentecostal missionaries came from America, they brought the name with them. Although the name fell into disrepute in America, the AFM in South Africa retained the name.
By "Apostolic Faith" the early pioneers wanted to incorporate the apostolate idea in the name of the movement. This implies a "New Testament" church, a church like in the Book of Acts, a church as it was in the days of the apostles. In doctrine and in life itself, they strived to be a continuation of the church in Acts. The addition of "Mission" links up with the apostolate idea. Just as the early church was a church of action, an outgoing church, a church for the nations, a mission-minded church, they wanted to be the same. The name "Apostolic Faith Mission" does not only make theological sense, it displays our true DNA.