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November 2011
In This Issue
Keeping You Connected
Connect with President
Faculty News
Books and Publications
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


 A special thanksgiving message . . . 

AGTS Thanksgiving 2011
AGTS Thanksgiving 2011

If you enjoyed our thanksgivng video, be sure to check out our blooper reel.  Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!  



Rapport Winter 2011



The Winter 2011 issue of Rapport magazine will be available in early December. Be sure to check out the articles spotlighting alumni making a difference in the fight against human trafficking.




"Jewels4God" spotlights a ministry developed by Tim Zello ('94).

"Superheroes Wear Orange," features Pat Manzo's ('04) Run for Freedom ministry.

"In Our Own Backyard" highlights John Battaglia ('89/'05) co-founder of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (CMSHTC).



2012 Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting


The 2012 Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting and Registration Information is now available onlineMake plans to attend the February 29-March 3 joint meeting with "Empowered21 USA" at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.



Lifelong Learning


AGTS is committed to providing a variety of learning opportunities.  Graduate alums are invited to audit one free course per academic year.  For a complete list of course offerings, visit us online.


AGTS One Week Modules

Feb. 27-March 2 (M-F), 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dr. Annette Newberry   HISM 532: History & Polity of the AG


12:30-9:30 p.m.

Dr. DeLonn Rance        BTHM/MHTM: Mission of God in

                                        Biblical/Contemporary Contexts



Registrar's Office


Transcripts, letters of verification, and registration for graduate alumni audits can be obtained from the Registrar's Office. To request transcripts, download the Transcript Request Form.

If you have questions regarding transcripts, please contact Sarah Clark at (417) 268-1025.


Connect with President Klaus


Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:


Dec. 12     Meet with Kern Family Foundation, Waukesha, WI


Dec. 13-15   Baptist World Alliance Pentecostal Dialogue

                       Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL




Dr. Klaus recently preached at Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX pastored by Joel and Rachel Triska ('08).


Faculty News


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

November 18-20: Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. She will lead the discussion among Biblical Studies professors at the "Seminaries and Science: From Principles to Practice" workshops of DoSER of AAAS funded by the Templeton Foundation.   


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

November 18: AGTS dialogue with Wycliffe/SIL Bible translators for specific Muslim peoples, Springfield, MO.

November 20: Mission's convention speaker, Grace AG, Baltimore, MD.




Dr. Steve Lim, academic dean, preached at Oriental Christian Center and Full Life Christian Center in San Jose, CA in October.


Books and Publications 

RosenbergerIn Jesus' Briefcase: Business Essentials for Missional Leaders

by Stephen Rosenberger ('06)

In Jesus' Briefcase is designed to offer a fresh perspective on the integration of sound business principles in the church.  Whether you're a senior leader within the organization or part of the network of volunteers facilitating the ministries of your church, this book was created for you. 


RaineyTouching Other Worlds: A Collection of Poems

by Chris Rainey ('92)

Chris has published his first book, a collection of poems inspired by his visits to a nature center near his home in New Jersey and a special assignment for UPS working for two months delivering packages on the Upper East Side of New York City.

Chris is currently an IT worker, AG assistant pastor, and free-lance writer. The book is currently only available online through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


Alumni News


LookingLooking to connect with fellow alums?

Log in to the AGTS Alumni Directory.  If you need your username and password, send an email to or use the "Forgot Password" feature.  We'll help keep you connected!




JeterDon and Cyndie Jeter ('84) are AG missionaries serving in Spain where they have been teaching and training pastors and workers in the Bible seminaries. They have also taught Spanish workers in churches in Italy.



Army chaplain CH (LTC) Kwon Pyo ('88) moved to Picatinny Arsenal, NJ in July. He is the new installation chaplain for Picatinny, a small post specializing in weapons procurements and development and research.  The small chapel he inherited has grown from about 17 to over 60, with the creation of two age levels of children's church, a nursery, a youth group, and a women's ministry, in addition to an already present lunch Bible study for civilian workers. 


EricksonDaryel Erickson ('93) is an AG missionary serving with Global Teen Challenge. He recently taught a course on Biblical Interpretation at the Emerging Leaders College (Teen Challenge) in Jesup, GA. 


HankersonElijah Hankerson ('96) spoke at the 104th Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation held in St. Louis, MO. Elijah has been in the ministry for 23 years and is the senior pastor and founder of the Life Center International C.O.G.I.C. of Saint Louis, MO, which has 480 members.



Greg Aikens ('10) is completing an M.Ed. in Visual Disabilities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He will begin student teaching in January and graduate in May 2012.


Kevin Davis ('10) is moving to Star Valley, Wyoming (two hours south of Yellowstone) to pastor an AG church. Star Valley is an area with a population of 7,000-10,000 that is predominantly Mormon.  


Send Us Your News!



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Upcoming Events


Nov. 24-25  AGTS Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday