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February 2012
In This Issue
Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Save the date!
Faculty News
Books and Publications
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

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Keeping You Connected


Listen to the 2012 Hogan Lectureships


LowenbergDr. Douglas P. Lowenberg presented the second lecture in the 2012 Hogan Lectureship Series, "Behind the Eyes of the Beholder: The Impact of Worldview on the Reading of Scripture," on February 16.


Dr. Lowenberg was inaugurated as the 2012 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions on January 31, 2012. His inaugural lecture is titled "The Book We Hold Dear: Looking at the Bible in Dialogue with Africa."


The series, "Reading the Bible with Help from African Pentecostals: Allowing Africa to Inform our Hermeneutic" will conclude on Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. in the AGTS Chapel.  All alumni are invited to attend.


What's New?


Dr. Klaus named to FTE Board of Trustees


KlausFive accomplished leaders in theological education, ministry and scholarship have joined The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) Board of Trustees, expanding the board to 14 members. The new trustees, elected by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), are the Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher, the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, Dr. Byron Klaus, Dr. Juan Martinez and Dr. Emilie M. Townes. Their appointments as FTE trustees were effective January 1, 2012.

Representing a diverse cross-section of FTE stakeholders, the five new trustees serve a three-year term, which may be renewed. The FTE Board has governance responsibility for advancing FTE's mission to develop young leaders from diverse backgrounds for vocations in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship. FTE annually awards more than $1.5 million in fellowships to undergraduates and seminary and doctoral students, and also provides training and grants to congregations and communities to help nurture vocational discernment among youth and adults.


Save the date!


Experience AGTS!   March 8 


Do you know someone looking for a challenging education experience?  Refer them to AGTS!  Our annual Seminary Day on March 8th is a great opportunity for them to see all AGTS has to offer.  Spend an hour with us at noon or 7:00 p.m. or schedule a personalized visit.


For registration information, visit us online or call 800-467-AGTS. 



Legacy Lectures 


TriplettRev. Loren Triplett, former Executive Director of the Assemblies of God World Missions, will be honored at the Legacy lectures. Alumni are invited to attend the lectures in the AGTS Chapel.


     March 13 at 2:00 p.m.

     March 14 at 11:00 a.m.


Doug Petersen, the Margaret S. Smith Distinguished Professor of World Missions at Vanguard University, will emcee the events. A reception will be held immediately following the lectures.



AGTS Golf Tournament


The 5th Annual AGTS Golf Tournament will be held on May 3 at 8:30 a.m. at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club in Springfield, MO. All proceeds go to student scholarships. Special pricing is available for AGTS alumni and students.


For more details, contact the Development Office at 417-268-1012




Counseling Practice Opportunity


Respected cash-only Christian Counseling Practice for sale in Joplin, MO to a licensed therapist.  Beautiful office, 1600+ client files, very good income that can repay the cost of the practice quickly. 


Contact to request information.


Faculty News


OlenaDr. Lois Olena ('06) will serve as the Executive Director of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA on Feb. 29-March 3.



SelfDr. Charlie Self was at the following events:

February 1-8: Teaching "Empowered for Work" in California on behalf of the Acton Institute

February 22: Keynote speaker for the Capitol Commission in Jefferson City, MO.


Books and Publications


Dr. Craig Keener ('85/'87) wrote an article entitled "Are Miracles Real?" for the Huffington Post in the February 20 posting on the religion page.


Dr. Lois Olena ('06) wrote "Looking Ahead Through My Rearview Mirror" and "Walking with Jesus through the Red Light District" in The Network: A Called Community of Women.


Alumni News


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



SimmonsRoger Simmons ('81) passed away February 6, 2012. He had pastored churches in Indiana and New Jersey and in 1974 began serving as a foreign missionary for 35 years. He served as Regional Director for Global University - International Distance Education; was a mentor to those entering the ministry, promoted church based education materials for use in local churches to disciple and train believers and promoted Latin America Childcare.


BalasinghRev. Dr. David Balasingh ('85) met with a large delegation from Sri Lanka at Kapilavastu in Nepal the birthplace of Buddha. He writes, "South Asia is teeming with amazing missionary activities of various kinds. I am grateful to Dr. Horton and the seminary for giving me such a good start."


Ken Barickman ('87) is an AGWM missionary who has been approved to return to Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium. He will serve as the campus pastor and teach in the classroom. 


KenyonEsther Ruth Kenyon ('84) married Dr. Ronald Bruce Marcotte on November 26, 2011. The couple met October 2008 in Springfield, MO during the AG missionary process. Esther has lived as a missionary in Egypt, China and most recently in Crimea (southern Ukraine). Ron has been serving the indigenous women and children of Ecuador as a medical missionary since 2006 in the jungle region as well as in Ecuador's largest city, Guayaquil. They have returned to Ecuador where they will continue to serve as fully-appointed AG missionaries.


Kevin Richardson ('04) serves as vice president for university development at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK.Moir


Shawn and Val Moir ('09) live in Southern California where they are planting Chazon, Simi Valley's first Messianic Community.


Ernie and Sandra Peacock ('09) have been reappointed with AGWM after serving as missionaries in Mexico and Latin America for over 20 years. They will be working alongside the national church in Spain helping to develop and implement church planting strategies and worker training. The vision of the Spanish AG is to plant 1,000 new churches by the year 2020.


Upcoming Events


Feb. 27-March 2

Spring Study Week

March 1-3


Society for Pentecostal Studies

Regent University

March 12


Consolidation Prayer Meeting, 7:00 pm

Central Bible College

March 28


Hogan Lecture III, 2:00 pm

AGTS Chapel