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August 2011
In This Issue
Keeping You Connected
What's News?
Connect with President
Faculty News
Books and Publications
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Dorothea J. Lotter
Director of Institutional & Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler

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Keeping You Connected


2011 General Council Highlights

This issue of the Alumni E-news focuses on a few of the highlights from this year's General Council in Phoenix.


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Alumni Reception

We enjoyed visiting with over 300 alumni, friends and family at the Wednesday evening reception. Be sure to check out our online photo gallery.


Alumni Honored

EducatorsDr. Deborah Gill ('78/'79) was awarded the Delta Alpha Distinguished Educator Award by the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education. She is professor of Biblical Studies and Exposition.


Dr. Patrick Gallagher ('82) received the Omicron Alpha Distinguished Administrator Award. He has served as dean of Academics at Zion Bible College in Haverhill, MA since 1991.


Greg Mundis('97) was elected executive director of AG World Missions. Greg and his wife, Sandra, served as missionaries to Austria from 1980 to 1997. Since 1998, he has been regional director for Europe, where nearly 2.6 million people gather each week in Pentecostal churches. 


What's New?


Ninth Annual Alumni Phonathon


PhonathonOn September 12-13, student volunteers will be calling AGTS graduates for our ninth Annual Alumni Phonathon. Past phonathons have been a huge success because of alumni like you. Over the last eight years, our alumni have contributed over $165,000 to AGTS-this year our goal is to raise $30,000 for student scholarships!


You should be receiving a brochure in the mail. Return your gift in the envelope provided by September 6th and we will remove your name from the call list. You can also contribute online by going to Your contribution will make an immediate difference for AGTS students.




AG Next Generation Fund Scholarships

September 15 is the deadline for application filing. If you graduated from an Assemblies of God (AG) college, university or seminary no earlier than May 2007 and no later than June 2010 and need assistance with sizeable school debts in order to enter ministry more quickly, you can apply now for an AG Next Generation Fund grant.


The application for AG Next Generation Fund grants is posted online at All applicants must submit their completed application forms electronically or by mail no later than September 15, 2011. Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, vary in amount, and are only available to graduates who agree to provide at least five years of full-time service in ministry.


AGTS Day of Renewal

On September 20, AGTS will fast from work and classes to seek God. Alumni are invited to attend or listen live online. All services will be available on live internet audie by accessing our website at Tune in on September 20 at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Central Time)


Open Ministry Position

Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO has an opening for a children's pastor. For more information, send your resume to:

Timberline Church

2908 S Timberline Rd

Fort Collins, CO 80525

or email


If you'd like to post a job opening at AGTS, send information to


Connect with President Klaus

  Dr. Klaus

Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:


Sept. 18 Preaching at First Assembly of God, Ocala, FL


Faculty News


Dr. Roger Cotton ('83) presented a paper at the Faith and Science Conference: "Clarifying the Exegetical Options for the Creation Days in Genesis 1 and 2 in Relation to Science."


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

August 27-30: First Residency of the Selah Certificate in Spiritual Direction Training in Boston.

August 30-September 2: Teaching the Church Life Resources course, Disciple-Making Ministry, in Dallas.


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

August 24-September 4: Teaching for Eurasia regional leadership conference on Spiritual Formation and the Team Leader, in Kiev, Ukraine.

September 5-11: Teaching masters course, Engaging Muslims in the Urban Contexts, at Mattersey Hall College and Graduate School.


Dr. Johan Mostert traveled to South Africa in July to promote his newly released book, How to Become HIV+. He was a co-presenter in the character education course, "It Takes Courage," for 60 pastors, youth leaders and public school teachers in Pretoria.


Dr. William W. Menzies, AG pastor, educator, missionary and author, went to be with the Lord on August 15th. A highly respected author and teacher, Dr. Menzies served as chair of what was known as the Biblical Studies Department at Evangel from 1970-1980, then served as department chair at AGTS from 1980-1983.  At the time of his passing, he held the title of president emeritus of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines.

Read the complete obituary.  


Books and Publications


Dr. Ray Gannon ('82/'84)played a key role in the new TREE OF LIFE Messianic Bible (New Covenant), serving as one of five individuals on the Theology Vetting Team. The team also asked Dr. Horton to translate a portion of this new version (1 and 2 Corinthians) as well. Visit online to read more: (Messianic Jewish Family Bible Project)


AfterburnAfterburn: the Kc Kopaska Story: A story of tragedy, redemption, and transformation by Kc Kopaska ('87/'89)

"'This kid doesn't stand a chance!' one doctor said after observing this teenager burned over 60% of his body, but the painful path had a purpose and God used these black fibers within the tapestry of life to do a greater work. Horribly scarred on the outside, Kc ministers to those horribly scared on the inside. Overcoming the grips of alcohol, drugs, and depression, suicidal thoughts and loneliness, he is able to speak into the lives of the hurting and provide an everlasting hope."


Afterburn may be purchased directly from the author for the price of $16.00 (S&H included) + $1.08 (Missouri residents only) or through Kindle, Amazon, and other outlets. (


Dr. Steve Lim, AGTS academic dean, published two articles in The Pneuma Review, Spring 2011, entitled: "Elephant in the Church: Identifying Hindrances and Strategies for Discipleship" and "Ten Keys to Managing Anxiety."


Dr. Melody Palm ('96) contributed a chapter to the book, The Church Leader's Counseling Resource Book: A Guide to Mental Health and Social Problems, edited by Cynthia Franklin and Rowena Fong, published by Oxford University Press. 


Alumni News


Dr. Elisabeth Leembruggen-Kallberg ('79) and her husband Samuel celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in China. Beth continues to teach at Webster University, Leiden, and has a private counseling practice in the Netherlands.


GrabillPaul Grabill ('82), lead pastor of State College AG, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, after battling cancer for many years.


Read the complete obituary.


Dr. Craig Keener ('85/'87) enjoyed 15 years at Palmer Theological Seminary but has now become a professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. His 2-volume work on Miracles is due out with Baker Academic before the end of 2011.


Gregory Lint ('87/'89) is the administrative assistant at First Assembly for pastor Roger Williams, who also heads evangelistic services called Miracle Monday in which many miracles of healing and restoration are taking place.


Chaplain (MAJ) Michael Frailey ('88) is the deputy garrison command chaplain in Korea.


Daniel Stanley, Jr. ('91) is the senior pastor at Riverside AsseFreymbly of God in Methuen, MA.


Dr. Floyd (Butch) Frey ('99) graduated in May from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with a D.Min. in Marriage and Family Counseling.


Dr. Sol Codillo, Jr. ('01) is celebrating his 50th year of active ministry in church and in a correctional setting. He is currently pastor of St. John's UCC in Springfield, MO and is also the current president of NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 11 and Chairman of IML (Institute for Mature Learners at Drury University).


Tony Adu-Sarkodie ('05) was elected vice-president of the newly formed Ghanaian AG Fellowship in Princeton, NJ.  He is the senior pastor at El-Shaddai AG, Bronx, NY.


Sam Farina ('05) has accepted an invitation to fill North Central University's position of Moen Chair.  The Earnest J. Moen Pentecostal Preaching Chair is an endowed fund allowing NCU to bring the brightest and best in the field to North Central in order to preach in chapel and teach in Homiletic II classes.  It is a place of honor at the university and has provided a unique experience for both the students and guest chairs. 


RiosMalcolm Rios ('04) and family celebrated his recent promotion to First Lieutenant and accession as a Chaplain in Tennessee's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR).



Barry Van Wagner ('11) accepted a pastoral position at a small Assembly in Halliday, N.D.


Upcoming Events

 You are invited to attend these special services.

 Sept. 1        AGTS Convocation Service

11:00 a.m. AGTS Chapel

Dr. Byron Klaus will give the Convocation address. The spiritual legacy of AGTS will be enriched by the participation of Drs. Stanley Horton, Dr. Anthony Palma, and Del Tarr in our Convocation service.


Sept. 20         AGTS Day of Renewal


Sept. 22        Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples Colloquium

Dr. Phil Parshall