March 2011
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Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Faculty News
Books and Publication
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

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AGTS, CBC and Evangel presidents speak during Passion Week

Klaus serviceSpence Denbow

Listen to AGTS' Passion Week services featuring President Byron Klaus, AGTS; President Robert Spence, Evangel University; and President Gary Denbow ('77/'01), Central Bible College.


What's New?


AGTS to Award First Ph.D., D.Miss. Degrees


Alumni are invited to attend Commencement on April 30, when AGTS will award its first Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies and Doctor of Missiology degrees. Live video feed of a private Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies Investiture Ceremony will be streamed at  10 a.m. on Friday, April 29. The Commencement service begins at 10 a.m., at Central Assembly of God, Springfield, MO.  Doctoral, Master of Divinity, and Master of Arts degrees will be awarded to 92 graduates.  They represent 30 states, Puerto Rico, 7 countries, and 8 denominations.  This Ph.D. is the first independently offered by an Assemblies of God educational institution in the United States.  In July 2011, the Seminary begins classes in a second Ph.D. (Bible and Theology).


Please join us if your schedule permits: 


April 28

AGTS Golf Tournament

Registration required, call (417) 268-1012 by April 20 or visit the website for details and to register.

April 29

Doctor of Ministry Symposium 1:00-2:30 p.m.

AGTS, Seymour Chapel

RSVP, call (417) 268-1043 by April 20

April 30

38th Commencement Celebration 10:00 am

Central Assembly of God, 1301 N. Boonville Ave.

No RSVP necessary

Connect with President KlausDr. Klaus


Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:

June 1-3

Financial Viability Conference, Pittsburgh, PA



The Prez Release is an email commentary from President Klaus. Each issue contains thoughts on society, the Bible, and the role of the church in today's world.  Subscribe here. 

Faculty News


Dr. Johan Mostert will join authors Sutton & Mittelstadt ("Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration: Multidisciplinary Studies from a Pentecostal Perspective") and other co-contributors in a presentation on the book at the annual CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies) conference in Indianapolis in April.


He will be teaching an MA cohort of the College of Ministry, Graduate Studies Program at Northwest University in May.  The course is entitled, "Pastoral Care and Human Development".


Dr. Deborah Gill ('78/'79) will speak at the following events:

May 3

Metro Harvest, St. Louis, MO

May 31-June 5

Woodston Family Camp for the Kansas District


Dr. Mark Hausfeld ('83) will speak at the following events:

May 1-3

AG Potomac District Council Missions Focus

May 16-20

Indonesia Institute for Islamic Studies, Malang, Indonesia

May 21-22

AG Church in Singapore

May 23-27

World Missions Conference, Manila, Philippines

Books and Publications  

Dr. Jim Railey's article entitled Heaven: Make it your Destination! was featured in the Pentecostal Evangel, March 27, 2011.


Dr. Beth Leembruggen-Kallberg's ('79) article entitled The Role of Church Life in Cross Cultural Adaptation will be published in The European Anglican in the June 2011 edition.

Alumni News




Tanya Aderman ('10) was appointed as a candidate missionary to Cambodia with AGWM. 





Shannon Buckner ('04) begins her third missionary term at Mattersey Hall Christian College in Mattersey, England where she will continue mentoring and training students for ministry.  Her first two terms were spent in ministry at Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, Belgium.Miller



John ('01) and Jula Miller welcomed Jaxson John Miller in September.  John is the executive pastor of spiritual life and missions at First Assembly of God in Albany, Oregon and is currently working on his D.Min. degree at AGTS.



Paul Ebisch ('98) has been selected as the new president of the AG Credit Union in Springfield, MO effective May 1st.  He served as executive vice president/CFO at AGCU for the past six years.


Jean Baptiste Roamba ('97) recently defended his Ph.D. dissertation at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.


EdwardsTwila Brown Edwards ('79) passed away March 25th. Highlights of her 25 year tenure at Evangel University include serving as department chair and teaching N.T. Literature, Revelation, and Essential Christianity. Donations can be made in her memory to the Twila Brown Edwards Endowed HutsellScholarship at Evangel University. 


Paul Hutsell ('77) passed away on March 19.  An ordained minister and foreign missionary with the AG from 1956-1998, Paul served as the missions area director for the South American Andean and Caribbean areas.


BrownEldon and Sue Brown ('75) began their missionary service in 1965.  They completed 33 years with World Missions as church planters and Bible teachers in South Korea, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Belgium, Thailand and Ukraine; also, 8 years in US Missions leading Urban Bible Training Center of Tampa Bay. After 6 years of part time ministry they have now officially retired. 



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Upcoming Events


April 22       Good Friday Holiday; offices closed 

April 24       Easter

April 30       Commencement

May 2          First day of classes, Summer Session I


June 15

Chaplaincy Reception

University Plaza Hotel - Iowa Room.

All chaplains attending the AG Chaplaincy Conference are invited to a reception with AGTS faculty and staff after the Wednesday evening worship service.

A group photo will be taken at 9:15 pm.




General Council

August 3     AGTS Alumni Reception

Join us at the AGTS Alumni Reception!