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September 2011
In This Issue
Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Faculty News
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Dorothea J. Lotter
Director of Institutional & Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler

(417) 268-1022
(417) 268-1030

Keeping You Connected


Day of Renewal


On Tuesday, September 20th, AGTS will fast from work and classes to seek God. Alumni are invited to attend the chapel services or listen live online.


DavisGuest speaker, Glen Davis ('99) is the Chi Alpha Pastor at Stanford University. A native of Louisiana, Glen studied computer science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and then earned his M.Div. at AGTS. From there he began working with Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at Missouri State University, a position he left in 2002 to plant a new Chi Alpha at Stanford University near San Francisco. He also oversees Chi Alpha throughout Northern California and Nevada. Glen lives in Menlo Park, CA with his wife, Paula, and their two children.


All services will be available on live internet audio by accessing our website. Tune in on September 20th at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.





Klaus WoodThe AGTS fall semester began with the annual Convocation service held on September 2nd. President Byron Klaus, pictured with Dr. George Wood, gave the Convocation address. Click hereto download his message. Visit our website to hear weekly chapel services throughout the semester.


What's New?


2011-2012 J. Philip Hogan Professor


LowenbergDr. Doug Lowenberg is the J. Philip Hogan professor of world missions for 2011-2012. Doug and his wife, Corrine, are 16-year missionaries to Africa currently serving in Kenya. He has short-term missions experience in more than 50 countries in South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Doug is the dean of the East Africa Graduate Studies Centre; chairman of the Biblical Studies Department at the East Africa School of Theology; and a nonresident lecturer at the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary.


Pillars of the Faith Honorees


John and Lois Bueno

BuenoOn Friday, September 9th, John and Lois Bueno were honored for their many years of ministry when a special ceremony unveiling their plaque on the AGTS Pillar of Faith was held at AGTS. They served for 28 years in El Salvador and founded Latin America ChildCare. John was elected executive director of AG World Missions at the 47th General Council in 1997. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. Bueno serves a family of more than 2,700 missionaries and missionary associates in 213 countries and territories with a worldwide constituency of more than 63 million. Greg Mundis ('97), newly elected executive director of AGWM, participated.


Buntain, Kraiss and Trasher recognized as Pillars of Faith


The AGTS Pillars of the Faith program honors men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving Jesus Christ and have followed the call of God in ministry, missions and the training of ministers. We acknowledge their generous contribution to AGTS and its mission to shape servant leaders.

In considering the criteria for the Pillars of the Faith initiative, one would be challenged to find three more deserving candidates than Dr. Fulton Buntain, Dr. Wayne Kraiss, and Rev. Lillian Trasher. They have each carved out enduring legacies through their selfless dedication to pursue God's call in their lives.


Visit online to read more about these recipients.


Connect with President Klaus

  Dr. Klaus

Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:


Sept. 18  First Assembly of God, Ocala, FL


Oct. 7-11  Ministry in Southern California


Faculty News



Dr. Johan Mostert was a plenary session speaker on social justice for the Compassion Ministries Conference for AGWM Health Care Ministries in Kansas City in August. He also presented a course in multi-cultural counseling to the graduate counseling students at Evangel University.


Alumni News


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Dr. Doyle Jones('88) is in Panama preparing to plant a church.  This will be the 44th church he has planted.  


MillerRay Miller ('92), and his wife Deborah, are AGWM missionaries to the Philippines. They train pastors, church planters, and children's workers and facilitate church planting on the island of Mindoro. They returned to the U.S. in June, and are currently on itineration.




Dr. Wayde Goodall ('02) is the new dean of the College of Ministry and assistant professor of church leadership at Northwest University.




Isabella Escudero ('06) married Scott Beeson on September 3, 2011. 


SommersDr. Ron and Wanda Sommers ('07) are AGWM missionaries who recently transitioned to the Caribbean School of Theology (CST). CSTtrains hundreds of leaders in seven English-speaking countries in the Caribbean/West Indies. Also in June, Ron's book, Managing Conflict: Training Strong People to Pull Together in the Same Direction, was published by Global University.


Send Us Your News!


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Upcoming Events

You are invited to attend these special services.

 Oct. 7          Inauguration of Dr. Melody Palm ('96)

Director of Counseling Programs and Professor of Counseling Psychology

2:00 p.m. AGTS Chapel


Women's Fellowship

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., AGTS

Open to all women of the AGTS community and alumni.  Childcare provided at Central Assembly.

To RSVP attendance or childcare needs, contact Norma Davies at 268-1000 or