June 2011
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Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Consolidation Update
Books and Publications
Faculty News
Alumni News
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 AGTS Chaplains

AGTS welcomed over 65 alumni at a special reception held during the AG Chaplaincy Conference. Administrators, faculty and staff enjoyed connecting with alums who are serving as military, prison and hospital chaplains.  Over 200 AGTS alumni currently serve as chaplains with over 170 endorsed by the Assemblies of God.  Photos from this event will be posted online soon.


GC Reception


Join us

General Council, Phoenix

Wednesday, August 3rd at 9:00 pm

AGTS Alumni Reception

PCC, North 121 ABC

What's New?




AGTS Responds to Joplin Devastation


On May 22 an F5 tornado cut a six mile path through the center of Joplin, MO.  Rescue efforts began immediately and AGTS provided help in several ways.  VA representative and student Andrew Haire, along with student Derek Henson assisted in search and rescue efforts.  Faculty and staff contributed cases of water and donations to Convoy of Hope.  Dan Shaffer ('99), Human Resources
 coordinator explained, "...with Convoy of Hope's buying power, and the cases we took to OTC, AGTS supplied over 200 cases of water for the Joplin crisis."  Dr. Angela Reid ('00) and Dr. Johan Mostert coordinated the efforts of counseling students and alumni as they provided a therapeutic presence for victims and workers alike in the wake of the devastating event. 


To contribute toward Joplin disaster relief, visit http://www.convoyofhope.org/

Consolidation Update


Message from the President


Dr. KlausThe AG General Superintendent's Office has released the following information regarding the decision this past week by the respective boards of Central Bible College, Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. As this release indicates, all three boards approved the recommendations of the Consolidation Task Force, as has the Executive Presbytery. This now paves the way for the consideration of this Consolidation initiative by the General Council this coming August in Phoenix. Our regional accreditation agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association will need to evaluate the plan and processes associated with the consolidation. AGTS must also address the process associated with our national accreditors, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). I do believe that the decision of the three boards of directors this past week gives clear affirmation of the wisdom of this plan for consolidation for the future effectiveness of AGTS as part of a consolidated university structure.


Byron D. Klaus, President


To read the AG General Superintendent's release and view consolidation details, click here

Books and Publications


 The Summer 2011 issue of Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry is now available online. 


Summer 2011 (Vol. 8), "Tornado Alley Ecclesiology"


Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry is a scholarly publication of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) intended to serve the Church of Jesus Christ by bringing transforming theological and professional insight to bear on the practice of ministry in the Pentecostal tradition. 

Faculty News


Dr. Debbie Gill ('78/'79) will be at the following events:

June 14-17

Acton University, Grand Rapids, MI

June 27-18

Faith & Science Conference, Springfield, MO

June 28-30

AG Bible and Theology Faculty Conference, Springfield, MO


Dr. Johan Mostert travels to South Africa for four weeks in June and July promoting his newly released book, "How to become HIV+: Guidelines for the Local Church".  He will address the Seminarians Conference at AGTS on the importance to the AG of the newly adopted "Fourth Pillar": Compassion in July.


Dr. Lois Olena ('06) travels to India for the following events: 

June 7-9

Speaker at AG Regional Educators AGATESA Conference

June 13-17

Teaching D.Min. Project Design Class at Southern Asia Bible College

June 18-29

Ministry in Calcutta at the AG Church pastored by Dr. Ivan Satyavrata


Alumni News 


Jim and Kathleen Powers ('74) transferred from ministry with Latin America ChildCare to ministry with Latin America/Caribbean Library Services in January 2011.




Dr. Carol Taylor ('78), Vanguard University President, was honored with the 2011 Women in Business Award by the Orange County Business Journal.  The Women in Business Awards Program is designed to recognize Orange County women who have made impactful contributions to their professions as well as within their communities.


Don Carroll ('81) retired on June 1 after 40 years of pastoral ministry, the last 16 at the Osceola Church of the Brethren in Osceola, IN. 



Daryel Erickson ('93) conducted a three day training for the Teen Challenge Staff in Jamaica.16 of the staff went through a base camp on the philosophy and ministry of TC and how to work with the students as it relates to teaching and counseling.Daryel is part of the Global Teen Challenge office which supports over 1200 TC centers in more than 82 countries. 


Pasco Manzo ('04) began Run for Freedom, a Florida-based organization to fight sex trafficking of young adult women in the U.S. in 2009.  These efforts were recently profiled in the AG News Updates.  As an AG U.S. missionary chaplain, the Manzos are raising awareness and have established a 7.7-acre property designed to provide a safe recovery environment for those rescued from sexual slavery as they transition back into society. The centerpiece is the Dream Home, which has a 14-bed capacity and a cozy environment that allows the girls to begin the process of returning to a normal life.


Chuck Eastman ('10) accepted a position as a youth pastor position at Mosaic Church of Little Rock, AR starting in July.


Send Us Your News!



Do you have family or ministry news you want to share?  Send your news and photos to alumni@agts.eduand we may publish it in the next newsletter, Rapport magazine, or in our newly launched "Alumni Spotlight" website feature. 



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Upcoming Events

GC Reception


AGTS Alumni Reception

General Council, Phoenix


Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 9 p.m.


Phoenix Convention Center

North Building 121 ABC