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June 2012
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Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Faculty News
Books and Publications
Alumni News

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Dorothea J. Lotter
Director of Institutional & Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler

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

Keeping You Connected


Save the date!


Chaplaincy Reception

All graduates attending the AG Chaplaincy Conference in Springfield, MO are invited . . .



Friday, August 10

University Plaza Hotel

Georgia Room

(following the 8:30 pm

evening service)  


A group alumni photo will be taken at 9:00 pm.   


Free gift for every AGTS alum attending.   



Join us for a time of fellowship with AGTS alumni, faculty and staff.  




What's New?


Consolidation Update


Boards of Directors of three residential schools plan governance matters


Boards of Directors for AGTS, CBC and EU met Friday, May 25, to consider governance planning for the consolidated university. These plans will be included in the application, which will go to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in June. For more information on the consolidation of the three residential AG schools, see


AGTS News Headlines 

AGTS Raising Funds to Renovate Building; Optimize Resources for Students 


ROI campaignAGTS is now in its 40th year of existence.  In 1997, the seminary moved to its current building.  The last 15 years of ministry training have contributed to the need for some repairs to roofing, air conditioning, flooring and the HVAC system.  Additional training resources are also needed for students.


The purpose of the R.O.I. Campaign is to raise funds to renovate the seminary facilities and optimize training resources for students. If you have not participated yet, would you prayerfully consider financially investing in AGTS to equip students for the next generation of ministry by giving a one-time gift or a monthly pledge for this project? 


Thank you to each alum who has already participated in this project-your gift is making a difference!


For more information visit or call 417.268.1020.  You can also contact Dorothea Lotter, director of institutional and alumni relations for further details.




2012 AG Next Generation Grant Application Now Available  


Graduates of AG colleges, universities, or the seminary (2007 through spring 2011) who need assistance with school debt in order to enter ministry more quickly or are currently in a full-time ministry position, can apply for an AG Next Generation Grant.  Be sure to carefully review the criteria used to make the awards at the website.  Applicants must be involved in AG ministry and hold AG credentials (or be in process of receiving credentials).  The application and criteria are posted online at  


The final deadline to apply is September 15.


Connect with President Klaus


Dr. Klaus will be at the following event:


June 20-22: Association of Theological Schools Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN


Faculty News




Dr. Lois Olena ('06) attended Acton University conference presented by Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 12-16, 2012. She teaches at Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore, India June 21-July 1. 


Books and Publications


EncyclopediaPresident Byron D. Klaus and Dr. DeLonn Rance ('83) have contributed to The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, a comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. This 4-volume work is comprised of 1,400 entries that provide an in-depth look at Christianity through its history and the way it has shaped societies around the world. The authors explore a series of interlocking major themes, including key theological ideas, global and regional history, worship, society and Christianity, among others.  These themes contribute to an understanding of Christianity as a truly global phenomenon with strong denominational and regional identities.

Dr. Klaus wrote the article "Missiology" and Dr. Rance wrote "Assemblies of God," "Church Growth Movement," "Majority World Missions" and "Missionary Call." 


Also contributing were AGTS alum Paul Alexander ('95), professor of theology and ethics at Azusa Pacific University, and AGTS adjunct professor David Thomas. Dr. Alexander wrote "Nationalism and Ethnicity," "Christianity as Civil Religion" and "Just Peacemaking." Dr. Thomas wrote "Parthians," "Michelangelo (1475-1564)," "Roman Imperial Cult," "Second Coming" and "Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)."



book coverThe Magnanimous Truth

by Ron Tuttle ('88)


This is the story of God's awe-inspiring grace illustrated in the lives of eight men who influenced Ron and his family during their 50 years of missionary service.



Ron and Barbara Tuttle have served together in ministry as pastors, Bible school teachers, counselors, and church planters. Forty years of their ministry were spent in and for India, and with Global University. 


For more information, and to order the book, visit


Alumni News


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Joe Wilmoth ('78) recently received the Merit Award for Teaching from the Mississippi State University chapter of the Gamma Sigma Delta honor society. He was recently given tenure and promoted to associate professor at MSU.


Ron Tuttle ('88) received the Sigma Chi Pi award from Northwest University on May 5, 2012. The NU faculty chose to award Ron with the Sigma Chi Pi as a "Diligent Christian Leader."


DornJeff Dorn ('99/'11) is the New England Area Director for the Christian Association of Youth Mentoring (CAYM) in Westborough, MA. CAYM trains and supports churches across the U.S. to do mentoring ministry for youth and children. Jeff joins this staff as a missionary through the Southern New England Ministry Network of the AG. He and his wife, Jessie ('03) will be relocating to MA in the very near future. Jessie will be teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and high school classic literature at Bethany Christian Academy in Mendon, MA.   For info about the Dorn's transition check out:


Riku and Anne Tuppurainen (both '99) are transitioning from Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium to Vancouver, BC to pastor Bethel Church.


BlackGary Black ('09) earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Exeter. He has accepted a full-time faculty position in the graduate school of theology as an associate professor and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Azusa Pacific University. Susie ('10/'12) received her PLPC certification and has been working in substance abuse recovery. Their family will be relocating to the Los Angeles area.




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