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

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Dorothea J. Lotter
Director of Institutional & Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler

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Keeping You Connected


Loren Triplett Honored at Legacy Lectures  

Triplett group


AGTS hosted two Legacy Lectures honoring Rev. Loren Triplett, a missionary statesman and former executive director of AG World Missions. Dr. Doug Petersen, distinguished professor at Vanguard University, presented the life of Loren Triplett including A Missionary Manifesto on March 13-14.


The writer of a 1997 article said, "Loren Triplett leaves a legacy of passion. Whether riding a Speed the Light mule through the hills of Nicaragua or seated in a jet airliner, his life focus has always been to take the saving message of Christ to a lost world. His characteristic passion for the lost is not just sentiment, it is an intelligent conviction coming from a Spirit-illumined understanding of God's Word and a keen sense of urgency."


President Byron Klaus honored Loren Triplett as an AGTS Distinguished Pillar of the Faith during a ceremony in the Great Hall immediately following the lectures. Loren's wife, Millie, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren attended.


Listen to the services and read more about the Triplett's ministry:


What's New?


Consolidation website launched


A website featuring all the latest and archived news concerning consolidation progress of AGTS, Central Bible College and Evangel University has launched. Explore the new consolidation website at




Lifelong Learning


Graduate alumni may audit one course free per academic year. Why not use it as an opportunity to take a break and enhance your ministry skills? For a complete list of course offerings, visit the online schedule.


One Week Summer Modules  (8 a.m.-5 p.m. unless stated otherwise)


May 7-11 (M-F)

Culture, Gender & Cross-Cultural Serv.    Dr. Anita Koeshall


May 14-18 (M-F)

Relational Dynamics of Leadership   Dr. Charlie Self


June 11-15 (M-F)

Anthropology & Communication in Theo. Perspective  

Dr. DeLonn Rance


June 25-29 (M-F)

M 2:00-6:00 p.m./T-Th 8:00 - 5:00 p.m./F 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Theology & Practice of Spiritual Gifts   Dr. David Lim


July 2-7 (M-S) 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Engaging Islam    Dr. Mark Hausfeld

Folk Islam & Power Encounter   Dr. Ken Ferguson


July 9-13 (M-F) .

Women in Islam   Dr. Donna Krstulovich

Church Planting in Muslim Contexts   Rev. Harry Morin 


Connect with President Klaus




President Byron Klaus with alum Victor Pavloski ('99), bishop of the Pentecostal Union of Moldova.





Dr. Klaus will be at the following event:


April 9-11 Southern California District Council, Anaheim, CA 


Faculty News




Dr. Roger Cotton ('78) attended the annual meeting of the Central States Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in St. Louis.




Dr. Mark Hausfeld ('83), director of the AGTS Center for Islamic Studies and international director of Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples, led a trip to research peoples in unreached and unengaged Muslim villages in a sensitive country this past spring. At an event in New York City in May, Global Initiative launched "The Jonah Initiative" to train and equip national workers to plant churches among unreached/unengaged Muslim peoples.




Dr. Charlie Self attended a Kern Consultation in Malibu, California. On March 27-April 6 he will teach Church History at ATCEM in Singapore.


Books and Publications


Dr. Raymond Gannon ('82/'84), a missionary for over 40 years, AG representative for Jewish ministries, and visiting professor of missions and Jewish studies at AGTS, wrote The Shifting Romance with Israel.


GannonThis study focuses AG Pentecostalism and reflects the larger Evangelical and Pentecostal drifting away from a strong bond to Zionism and the Jewish state. Gannon traces the sources for early 20th century Christian thinking as they relate to the future of national Israel as discovered in 17th century Puritanism, 18th century Post-Millennialism, and finally 19th century dispensationalism. The 20th century is historically partitioned to examine issues that produced years of rather dramatic changes.  It traces the "shifting romance" with Israel to draw conclusions that might surprise you.


Dr. Steve Eutsler ('88/'98/'07) wrote Free at Last! Prison Epistles: An Independent-Study Textbook. Springfield, Mo.: Global University, 2012.


Sling ShotSling Shot Circuit Rider by Randy Pogue ('95) is the tale of an ordinary man who accepts the extraordinary call of God to become a Methodist itinerant preacher during the early 1800s. While the main characters are fictional, this story depicts the true life history of Missouri's settlement days through the personal story of one young circuit rider named William Travers.


For more information, or to order the book, visit


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.



Dr. Carolyn D. Baker ('84) returned to Bulgaria in March to teach two seminars in Theology at Sofia Pentecostal Bible College at the Sofia and Plovidv sites. The writing of a theological workbook written by and for Bulgarians is her goal.


WilliamsChaplain Marlin Williams ('06) sent this update: "Pictured are six Marines with their Chaplain (yours truly) taking a moment at an outpost overlooking an active battlefield somewhere in Afghanistan to pray for themselves, their families, and their comrades out in the fight. They are taking a moment to participate in one of the very freedoms that they fight to protect. These Marines stand this post 24 hours a day 7 days a week in both freezing and brutally hot temperatures without the luxury of hot food, running (or warm) water, electricity, or any way to communicate with their loved ones. The only way to get there is by traversing a two foot wide path cut through a mine field along a mountain range -- which these Marines do daily in order to resupply themselves with mission essential items. They do this while being constantly reminded of the dangers of their work. There are two crosses that stand just outside of view of this photo that bear the names of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in this area."


FlagRemember to pray for our chaplains and their families.

There are many AGTS graduates currently serving as military chaplains on active duty, reserves, National Guard, and Veterans Affairs. They are stationed in places of conflict around the world.


Upcoming Events


Hogan Lecture


LowenbergDr. Doug Lowenberg, the 2012-13 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions, will present his final lecture on March 28 at 2 p.m. at AGTS. He will continue his discussion "Reading the Bible with Help from African Pentecostals: Allowing Africa to Inform our Hermeneutics." A reception will immediately follow in the Great Hall. 



AGTS Passion Week Chapel Services


Alumni are inited to join us for these special services in the AGTS Chapel.

Monday, April 2

Tuesday, April 3

Wednesday, April 4

Thursday, April 5

6:00 - 7:15 pm

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

9:30 - 10:15 am

2:00 - 3:15 pm



AGTS Graduation Activities 


May 3

AGTS Golf Tournament

Registration required by April 25

Call (417) 268-1012 or email


May 4

Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture 10:00-11:30 a.m.

AGTS Chapel

For further information call 417-268-1068 or


Doctor of Ministry Symposium 1:00-2:30 p.m.

AGTS Chapel

RSVP, call (417) 268-1043 or email by April 25


May 5

AGTS 39th Commencement Celebration

Central Assembly of God

1301 Boonville Avenue



Register Now for the AGTS Golf Tournament


Join us for the AGTS Golf Tournament on May 3. The tournament is a four-person scramble format and will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Great prizes!


All players receive:

18 holes of golf at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club


Range balls

Lunch at Millwood

Team photo

Golfer gift bag



Special price for AGTS alumni is $90 per person.


For details, contact the AGTS Development Office at (417) 268-1012 or