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

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Keeping You Connected


Guardian of Dead Sea Scrolls to speak October 24-26




The public is invited to attend lectures at the Cardone Media Center (corner of Division and Boonville).  Lectures include:

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls & The Hebrew Bible,
    Monday, October 24, 5-7 p.m.
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls & Biblical Interpretation
    Tuesday, October 25, 5-7 p.m.
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls & The New Testament
    Wednesday, October 26, 5-7 p.m. 

Lectures will be streamed live at


What's New?


Dr. Melody Palm Inaugurated as Full Professor


PalmDr. Melody Palm ('96), director of AGTS counseling programs, was inaugurated as full professor of counseling psychology on October 7, 2011. The lecture, "Serving with Integrity and Compassion: A Psycho-Spiritual Paradigm for Effective Soul Care" is available online.





AGTS hosts panel discussion about Arab Spring


On Friday, October 21 from 3-4:30 p.m., the Center for Islamic Studies at AGTS will host a panel discussion with international students from Missouri State University entitled "The Arab Spring: An Insider's Perspective." Students from Tunisia, Morocco and Saudi Arabia will offer their reflections on this surprising set of events that has politically rearranged the fabric of the Middle East and North Africa.


The discussion will take place in room 116 and be led by Dr. Mark Hausfeld, director of the Center for Islamic Studies at AGTS and associate professor of Islamic Studies.



AGTS offers training seminar for emergency services chaplains, October 26-27 

JerniganOn October 26-27, 2011, AGTS will partner with the AG Chaplaincy Ministries Office and Robby Jernigan ('81) to offer a two-day, ministry development seminar at AGTS for those working as or interested in becoming volunteer chaplains in the fields of fire, law enforcement, EMS or emergency dispatch.


The seminar will begin on Wednesday, October 26, at 8:50 a.m. and will dismiss at 5 p.m., resuming at around 9 a.m. the next morning until 5 p.m. that night.


Click here for more information



AGTS welcomes Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben


KibbenRear Admiral Margaret Kibben of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps recently spoke in chapel. Kibben was detailed to the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains, first serving as the director for Force Structure and Community Management and subsequently as the executive assistant to the chief of Navy Chaplains. She assumed her current duties as the 18th chaplain of the United States Marine Corps and deputy chief of Navy Chaplains in August 2010.


Click here for more information.


Connect with President Klaus

  Dr. Klaus

Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:


Nov. 13   Preaching at Life in Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX

Pastored by Joel and Rachel Triska ('08)



Faculty News


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


September 29-October 1: "Islam in America: Reaching Muslims in Urban Contexts," lecture at the National Conference of the Evangelical Mission's Quarterly, Scottsdale, AZ.

October 9: Maranatha Church's 25th Anniversary celebration. The Hausfelds founded and pastored this church in Chicago, IL.


Dr. Hausfeld will travel and speak at the following upcoming events:

October 20-25: Attending Middle East Concern Conference and Board Meeting.

October 30: Speaking for Missions Convention at Edina Assembly of God, Edina, MO.




Dr. Charlie Self spoke at the following events:

October 4-5: Presenting at the Potomac District Council's "Healthy Ministers" Retreat

October 16: Preaching in Silicon Valley




Books and Publications


Paul Clark ('11) wrote German Pentecostal Church Planting 1945-2005: Implications for Intentional Mission in the Twenty-First Century.


Clark bookThis historical and cultural study of Pentecostal church planting since World War II provides insights for social scientists, German church planters, and missionaries. The researcher identifies key principles that will propel successful church planting endeavors in the twenty-first century by exploring the dynamics of intentional mission in a post-Christian European setting and observing the various methodologies and approaches of Pentecostal church planting.


Paul has been an AG missionary in Germany since 1984. The book can be ordered at for $16.95.




Ava Oleson ('11) wrote the article "Celebrating Changing Trends: Women in Vocational Ministry," Called Magazine, 4, no. 2 (2011): 52, 54-56.



Alumni Phonathon Update


PhoneThank you for participating in the 9th Annual Alumni Phonathon!  With your help, AGTS received over $25,000 in commitments for the Pentecostal Leaders Scholarship Fund.  We appreciate your support of AGTS.  If you haven't sent in your commitment, or you would still like to give, it's not too late!  Mail in your donation or donate online


Alumni News


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Frederick Keener ('80) has served as pastor of the Bristolville Church of the Brethren in northeast Ohio for the past 24 years.  





Jeffrey Jibben ('92/'95) is working on Ph.D. in New Testament theology and is planting a church in Arizona. 





Darin Lenz ('00) serves as associate professor of history at Fresno Pacific University in CA. This past summer he attended the summer seminar in military history at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.



Richard and Kelly Tevis ('00) live in Sacramento, CA where Richard serves as the vice-principal of Capital Christian Middle School, a ministry of Capital Christian Center. He is in the second year of a three-year doctoral program in Educational Leadership at California State University, Sacramento.


GonzalesNathan Gonzalez ('08) completed a Th.M. in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the Spanish Ministries director at Las Cruces First AG in Las Cruces, NM. 


McDonaldMichael McDonald ('08) married Andrea Woodson on July 23, 2011 in Gloucester, VA.






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Upcoming Events

You are invited to attend these special services.


Oct. 21   Arab Spring Panel, AGTS Room 116, 3-4:30 pm


Oct. 24-28  Fall Study Week


Oct. 24-26  Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture, Cardone Media Center


Oct. 26-27  Chaplaincy Development Seminar

with Robby Jernigan, AGTS


Nov. 9  AGTS Board of Director's Meeting