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May 2013
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Dorothea J. Lotter
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Keeping Alumni Connected


2013 Class  


Congratulations to the AGTS Graduating Class of 2013! We welcome you to the AGTS Alumni Association! You are joining AGTS alums who stand shoulder-to-shoulder in ministry worldwide in over 125 countries and every state in the U.S.  As an AGTS alum, we invite you to:

Please help us keep you connected to the AGTS community-at-large by notifying us whenever you move, change jobs, or have news to share.  Just e-mail to update your information.  We look forward to hearing from you!


What's New?


Alumnus of the Year


TourvillegradStephen Tourville ('79/'08) has served as the superintendent of the PennDel Ministry Network of the AG since 1972. Previously he served as the national director of the AG US Missions Intercultural Ministries Department, the PennDel District home missions director and a district presbyter. He also pastored for 25 years in PA. He believes missions begins at home and the local pastor plays a key role in reaching the world for Christ.



Three Alumni Elected to Sigma Chi Pi Honor Society


The Alliance for AG Higher Education sponsors the Sigma Chi Pi Honor Society for alumni who graduated at least 10 years ago who meet the scholastic, character and leadership qualifications. The 2013 recipients selected by the faculty are:



Paul Ebisch ('98) serves as the chief financial officer and vice president of Assemblies of God Credit Union, Springfield, MO.



 Jennifer Gale ('99) serves as vice president of Student LIfe at Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, PA.



Ray Gannon ('82/'84) serves at the national representative for Jewish Ministries for the AG.  He is the dean of Messianic Jewish Studies at The King's University in Van Nuys, CA, and vice president for Academic Affairs, Messianic Jewish Bble Institute in Dallas, TX.



Graduation Highlights Available

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Videos of the 2013 Commencement, Symposium and Investiture are now online.Visit the AGTS Graduation website to view candid photos, purchase diploma frames, and listen to graduation events.  Photos taken by AGTS staff are watermark-free and are free to download and print. Photos taken by the professional photographers are watermarked.   Ordering instructions for watermarked photos will be posted online. 


doctoral groupFourteen candidates presented summaries of field-based doctoral projects. Topics included: 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.   Graduation 4


 The Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture honored graduate Steve Pennington this year. The program also included a special moment honoring Warren and Annette Newberry for their years of service at AGTS. The Newberry's retire from AGWM and AGTS on July 31st.  




The 6th Annual AGTS Golf Tournament was held on May 2nd at the Millwood Golf & Racquet Club. Thanks to all our golfers, sponsors and donors who made the golf tournament a huge success!




AGTS News Headlines


"Maximize your learning opportunities while minimizing your expenses and you'll do your ministry a double favor." Dr. George O. Wood, AG general superintendent and chair of AGTS Board of Directors


Watch video recordings of 2013 graduation activities


Byron Klaus reappointed seminary president; appointed vice president of Evangel University  


Dr. Carol Taylor appoints leadership team  

"We Were at the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time, but We Did the Right Thing!" April 2013 Prez Release by President Byron D. Klaus


Connect with the President


Dr. Klaus will be at the following events:Klaus


June 10-11: Board meeting for  Fund for Theological Education, Atlanta, GA

 July 15-17: Plenary speaker at 50th anniversary of Latin America Childcare, San Salvador, El Salvador

 August 5-9: General Council, Orlando, FL





Dr. Klaus with Dr. Richard Mouw at his retirement celebration as president of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA.


Faculty News


grantBeth Grant ('79) will present as a plenary speaker at the annual American Society of Missiology symposium at Wheaton College June 21, 2013.  Her topic will be "Anti-trafficking Front and Center: An Integrated Missiological Approach for Christian University Curricula, Teaching and Student Engagement."



Mark Hausfeld ('83) served as a representative at the Assemblies of God World Missions (AGWM) Missiological Committee Meetings, Amsterdam, Netherlands May 19-25.



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Johan Mostert and Melody Palm ('96)  taught two new masters courses for African leaders who are training to become pastoral counselors at All Nations Theological Seminary, Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa May 13-24.



DeLonn Rance ('83) 

May 12-18: Taught at Pentecostal Theology of Leadership Development to missionaries attending language school in San Jose, Costa Rica

May 22-25: Directed the Institute for Islamic Studies in San Salvador, El Salvador 





Charlie Self preached at Abundant Life Assembly of God, Cupertino, CA on May 26.


Books and Publications




Lattis Campbell ('99/'05) recently published a new book, available in paperback and Kindle format on Amazon. The book is based on his doctoral project and is entitled, Developing Leaders for the Church: Biblical Principles of Leadership Empowerment. 



John C. Johnson's ('09) recent publications include:

  • Book review: Saskia Roselaar, Public Land in the Roman Republic: A Social and Economic History of Ager Publicus in Italy, 396-89 BC. The Classical Review Volume 63, Issue 01 (2013): 178-80.
  • The following articles in the Lexham Bible Dictionary: "Hexapla," "Mishnah," Talmud," and he expanded his previous "Maccabees, Books of" to 4 separate articles, "I Maccabees," "II Maccabees," "III Maccabees," and "IV Maccabees."

 John was also on the Speaker's Bureau for the Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times, Cincinnati Museum Center (2012-13). He gave lectures to local groups, consulted on the exhibit, and led gallery discussions within the exhibit.



Steve Lim's article, "Beware Satan's Thorns: 7 Ways the Enemy Weakens Pastors," will appear in the summer issue of Enrichment, which focuses on spiritual warfare.


Alumni News


Mondt Chaplain Priscilla Mondt ('89), an AG-endorsed chaplain, was recently honored at the White House as a Women's Veterans Champion of Change. Mondt is one of 14 women veterans honored for their exemplary leadership at the local, state or regional level. Click here to read Chaplain Mondt's complete post on the White House website blog.


Chaplain Mondt serves as Chief of Chaplain Service at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is a full-career U.S. Army veteran, having served in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. In 2003, she was awarded the Bronze Star for combat valor and in 2005, the Legion of Merit.


EricksonMay Daryel Erickson ('92) taught for two weeks at the Mexico City Teen Challenge. There were 18 students from all over Latin America who came in for training that would better equip them for ministry in their local TC centers. Daryel is an AG missionary assigned to Global Teen Challenge. 


Doug Graham ('99) pastors Evangel Temple in Bismarck, ND.


Scott Osattin ('08) lives in Lynchburg, VA. He received his MDiv in Professional Ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in July 2011 and a ThM in Practical Theology in May of 2013. He now hopes to earn a MAT in Special Education and teach.



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