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AGTS to Celebrate 40th Annual Commencement 


AGTS will celebrate its 40th annual Commencement on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Central Assembly of God, Springfield, MO. Alumni are invited to attend.


AGTS will award Ph.D., Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees to 88 candidates from 26 states and 6 countries.

This year's commencement highlights defining moments in the lives of three student speakers and in the history of AGTS. Student speakers include:


  • Yandy Leyva is a military chaplaincy candidate and a Master of Divinity candidate.
  • Craig Burns serves as pastor of Vienna Assembly of God, Vienna, Virginia and is a Master of Arts candidate.
  • Jodi Detrick is the chairperson of the Network for Women in Ministry, a life coach for the Northwest Ministry Network and a columnist for The Seattle Times. She is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry.

Other graduation events include a golf tournament on Thursday, May 2; the Doctor of Ministry Symposium and the Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture Ceremony at AGTS on Friday, May 3 at 12:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Alumni are welcome to attend any of these events. Visit to register for the golf tournament.

At the D.Min. Symposium, 14 candidates will present summaries of field-based doctoral projects.  Topics include: restoration; divine healing; bridging the divide between secular and sacred; empowering workplace believers as catalysts for change in their communities; stimulating church growth through scripturally-based business strategies and more.

The Commencement, Symposium and Investiture will be streamed live at



What's New?


AGTS News Headlines

Dr. Carol Taylor chosen to lead consolidated Evangel University


Higher Learning Commission gives green light for consolidation of Springfield schools


"Freedom from...Freedom to..." by AGTS Professor Anita Koeshall


Watch author, historian, Elijah Hill, speak at AGTS on the history of the Church of God in Christ


Stephen Rosenberger ('06) opens faith-based art gallery


The Jesus-Hearted Woman: 10 Qualities for Enduring and Endearing Influence, a new book by Jodi Detrick ('10, D.Min. participant)


Daisuke ('08) and Yoriko ('99) Yabuki host Japanese restoration conference featuring tsunami survivor


"Is Hell Forever? The Challenge of Annihilationism/Conditional Immortality," by Jim Railey, AGTS Professor of Theology


AGTS well represented at annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies


Faculty News


hausfeldMark Hausfeld ('83) will be at the following events:

April 27: Presenting the seminar entitled, "Reaching Muslims in Your Community" at The Connection, West Lafayette, IN

April 28: Missions convention speaker at The Connection, West Lafayette, IN


Alumni News



Kenneth Levin ('75) serves as senior pastor of Foothills Bible Church in Wilhoit, AZ.


P.S. Rajamoni ('78) recently resigned as the General Superintendent of the South India AG. He is now serving as the National Director for VISION 2020. One of the main goals is to plant 25,000 churches in India before 2020.


David Moore ('83/'11) has been named as president of American Indian College in Phoenix, AZ.   AIC is the only regionally accredited private college serving primarily Native American students.


Perry Perry LaHaie ('88) works with Frontiers, a mission sending agency to the Muslim world. He has just released his latest CD, AHEAD that includes 11 songs that pulse with the amazing-ness of Jesus' grace and his heart to bless all nations.


Visit to learn more.


Chris Emerick ('00) was recently appointed to a full-time faculty position as professor of Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion at Strayer University, Alexandria Campus.


Richard Tevis ('00) successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at California State University, Sacramento is March. His dissertation topic is on the effects of accreditation on the mission of private Christian colleges from the perspective of faculty members and administrators. He will graduate in May 2013 with his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy.


Stephen Rosenberger ('06) and his colleagues opened a faith-based, missional Art Gallery called "Agape ~ Gallery for Good" in 20133. They were recently featured in Cleveland Magazine.



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