February 2011
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Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Faculty News
Books and Publication
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

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AGTV posted a video presentation shown to faculty and board members of AG Theological Seminary, Central Bible College and Evangel University concerning recommendation for consolidation.  Video offers additional insights, including financial and student aspects.


See http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Official_Statements for the AGTV video and official press release.

What's New?


Prayer-a-thon:  Each One Pray One


On March 21-22, your telephone may ring as an AGTS professor, staff member or student calls to pray for you.  We often receive alumni prayer requests and  once a year we also try to connect to pray with as many  alums as possible about challenges or needs they are experiencing.  Absolutely no fundraising permitted-we just want to stand strong in prayer with you and encourage you



AGTS Golf Tournament



Plan now to participate in the "4th Annual AGTS Golf Tournament" on Thursday, April 28, at 10 a.m., at the  Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield, MO. All proceeds go toward student scholarships. Great prizes and fellowship!  Special price for AGTS alumni is $65.


For details, contact Mary Miramonti development@agts.edu  or go to www.agts.edu/golf for information or to register online.


Connect with President Klaus



Dr. Byron Klaus recently awarded the newest AGTS "Pillar of the Faith" honor to Rev. Fulton Buntain who pastored churches for 60 years, including 40 years at First AG Life Center in Tacoma, WA.  He was nominated by the church who established an endowment of $25,000 in his name at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.    


The Pillars of the Faith initiative is a symbolic and meaningful way to honor persons who have dedicated the majority of their lives to significant full-time ministry in the AG now or posthumously.



Watch Inspiring Life hosted by Dr. Wayde and Rosalyn Goodall ('03) on the TCT Network.  Dr. Klaus will be interviewed on March 13 and 20.


Inspiring Life schedule for DirecTV 

Sundays at 8:30 a.m. CT

Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. CT


(TCT Network is available locally via satellite on Direct TV, Channel 377 or on Sky Angel, Channel 133.

Faculty News


Society for Pentecostal Studies - March 10-12

SPS Program


The 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies will be held in Memphis, TN.  The following AGTS faculty will attend:  President Byron Klaus, Jim Hernando, Anita Koeshall (presenter), Warren and Annette Newberry, Lois Olena, Jim Railey, Valerie Rance (presenter), DeLonn Rance (Missions Interest Group Leader), and Charlie Self.


Dr. Roger Cotton ('78) will chair a session of the Central States Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in St. Louis, MO in March.


Dr. Debbie Gill ('78/'79) will be part of "A Leadership Consultation" meeting convened by the Mission America Coalition (U.S. Lausanne Committee) in Orlando, FL in April.


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

March 10-12

March 20-21

March 25-27

Royal Rangers National Conference, Dallas, TX

Missions convention at Emmanuel Christian Center, St. Paul, MN

Missions convention at LifePoint Church (formerly Cornerstone Worship Center), Clarksville, TN


In March, Dr. Jim Hernando ('78) will travel to Nicaragua with Bill Parks ('09) and a team from his church in Indiana. He will be teaching principles of biblical interpretation in multiple locations, including Managua, the capital city.


Dr. Lois Olena ('06) is leading an eight-week Sunday school class with Dr. Mike Tenneson ('91) on "Creation Care" at Evangel Temple in Springfield, MO.


Dr. Charlie Self is serving as interim pastor and minister for four Sundays at Maranatha Worship Center in Wichita, KS. 

Books and Publications 


Developing Effective Leaders...Building Healthy Churches & Ministries: An Interdependence Model for Mission: Alliance between the Oregon Ministry Network and the Malawi Assemblies of God

by Dr. Boyd Powers ('96/'08)


Boyd DissertationThe confluence of three streams-the success of the modern missionary movement, the pervasiveness of globalization, and the latent potential of the interdependent body of Christ-indicate that advancing the mission of God in the twenty first century calls for new ways of thinking and doing mission. This project demonstrated that these three existing conditions afford the Church the opportunity to employ international ministry partnerships as a means of engaging the whole Church in the mission of God for the whole world.


Published by WCIU Press as part of the EMS Dissertation Series, the book can be accessed through the WCIU Press website: http://www.wciupress.org/index.php/books/.   Boyd serves as assistant lead pastor for administration & missions, Oregon Ministry Network.

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Alumni News




Ken and Marianne Barickman ('87) are AGWM missionaries serving in Belgium.  They will move to Pennsylvania in June to begin a year of teaching missions at Valley Forge Christian College.



David Epps ('00) recently completed 21 years of service as chaplain for the Peachtree City Police Department (Georgia). He has also served as a chaplain for the Atlanta Division of the FBI, the Senoia Police Department, Belfonand the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.


Kelvin and Heather-Gail Belfon ('04) welcomed Elyana Karien (Kah REEN) on December 5, 2010. 


Monty and Cara Galloway (both '05) are involved in ministry at Southridge Community Church in Spokane, WA.  Monty preaches about once a month and Cara helps with the kids' ministry.  



Blaine and Heather Lee (both '05) welcomed Ellie Joy Lee on January 21, 2011.  




Bill and Joan Kruger ('07) are intercultural missionary associates serving at American Indian College.  After three years of teaching and ministering full time at AIC, they have taken a leave of absence, to raise personal funds for support. They plan to return to the college by Fall of 2011.


Dan Kitinoja ('09) completed a Th.M. in Biblical Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Family Ministry at the same seminary.  He serves as minister of youth and activities at First Baptist Hermitage in Hermitage, MO.Nelmes


Brian Nelmes ('09) has accepted the position as pastor of two churches, one in Boissevain, MB Canada and the other in Belmont, MB Canada.  Both churches are part of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God Canada. 




Jodi Detrick ('10) was appointed the new chairperson of the Network for Women in Ministry (NWM).   She succeeds Dr. Beth Grant ('79), who served for 10 years. Along with being an NWM committee member since 2007, Detrick is an accomplished and sought-after author and speaker and is known for her gift of encouragement.




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We want to hear from you!  Send your latest news and photos for possible publication in the Alumni E-Newsletter and/or Rapport.  Email your news and photos to alumni@agts.edu. 



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Upcoming Events


Feb. 21-25

Spring Study Week

March 10-12

Society for Pentecostal Studies Meeting

Memphis Theological Seminary & All Saints Bible College,

Memphis, TN

March 14-16 

ATS/NCA Accreditation Visit

April 30


June 15

Chaplaincy Reception

(details to follow)

August 3

General Council AGTS Alumni Reception

Phoenix, AZ