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Keeping You Connected


Annual SPS meeting experiences "Knowledge on Fire" 



More than 300 of the world's leading Pentecostal and Charismatic scholars gathered at Evangel University and AGTS, for the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) held March 6-8. More.

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Connect with AGTS President Byron D. Klaus



April 5: Preaching at Kansas City Section Southern Missouri AG Senior adult event, Evangel Church, Kansas City, Mo.


April 6: Preaching at Calvary AG Kansas City, Mo.

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Chaplain (Major General) Donald L. Rutherford visits AGTS---you've never seen this many dress blues at AGTS

The U.S. Army's Chief of Chaplains, Major General Donald L. Rutherford, spoke at AGTS on March 26, 2014.
 Chaplain Bradford Baumann ('97), his executive officer, accompanied him. Read more. Watch local news coverage. Browse the photo gallery. 

AGTS Golf Tournament 



The AGTS Golf Tournament will be held on May 1 at 8:30 am at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club in Ozark, Mo. All proceeds will go to student scholarships. Special pricing is available for AGTS 2014 graduates, alumni, and students. For more information contact Bryan Chambers at 417-268-1020 or or register online at


"AG Missionary Invades LGBT Community With God's Compassion," Linda Seiler (AGTS student) featured in Charisma magazine article


Refer a Student

Do you know someone interested in attending AGTS? Use this web form or connect with Dr. Mario Guerreiro, AGTS director of Enrollment Management. 

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Books and Publications

New issue of International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology  


Vol. 2 of AGTS' International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology available online



"Multiple Perspectives," by Paul W. Lewis ('88, right), Editor


Special Article

Heather Curtis, "'Baptism in the Holy Ghost Should Make us World-Wide': Pentecostal Missions and the Changing Character of Global Christianity"


Feature Articles

Wonsuk Ma, "The Theological Motivations for Pentecostal Mission"


Julie Ma, "Challenges, Contributions and Commitment of Pentecostals in Missionary Work among Other Faiths"


Valerie Rance ('09, right), "The Importance of Narrative in Contextualization"


Susan Maros, "Framing Vocational Holiness: Exploring Implications of a Pentecostal Model of Call to Pastoral Ministry"


Sarita D. Gallagher, "In the Times of Elijah and Elisha" The Universal Mission of God in the Narratives of the Sidonian Widow and Naaman the Aramean"


Missiological Reflection

DeLonn Rance ('83, right), "Assemblies of God World Missions (USA) and the Challenge of Majority World Missions"


Book Review

Helland, Roger and Leonard Hjalmarson. Missional Spirituality: Embodying God's Love from the Inside Out. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011. Review by John Koeshall ('90)




Gary Black ('09) cowrote The Divine Conspiracy Continued:Fulfilling God's Kingdom on Earth with Dallas Willard.


In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, the authors layout the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. Available in June 2014.


Gary Black is the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Azusa Pacific University, Graduate School of Theology. 


Olena1 Lois Olena ('83) wrote "Biographical Sketch of Benny C. Aker," in But These Are Written: Essays on Johannine Literature in Honor of Professor Benny C. Aker, ed. Craig S. Keener, Jeremy S. Crenshaw, and Jordan Daniel May (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2014), 1-14.


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Faculty News

Roger Cotton ('78)
  • April 25-26: Will teach the Pentateuch course at Illinois School of Ministry, Lincoln, Ill.

Deborah Gill ('78,'79)

  • March 26: Will speak on "Don't Go Empty Handed," the final message in her series, "A Revelation of Worship," at Maranatha Village Chapel, Springfield, Mo.
  • March 27-28: Will attend, as a member, the AG Multi-Ethnic Task Force meeting at the AG National Office

Mark Hausfeld ('83)

  • April 5: Will present a lecture, "Diaspora Peoples Reaching Diaspora Turkmen in Istanbul, Turkey," at the Evangelical Missiological Society Midwest Conference at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Ill.
  • April 9-10: Will attend AGWM Acts 1:8 Committee Meeting in London, United Kingdom
  • April 27: Will speak Sunday morning for the Missions Convention at First Assembly of God, Abingdon, Ill.
  • April 28: Will speak at the BGMC Rally for the Northern Missouri District, Trenton, Mo.
Paul Lewis ('88) 
  • April 3-4: Will be attending the ION Conference at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky.
  • April 5: Will be presenting a paper on "Christians, Muslims, and Jews in 7th to Early 12th Century China: Missiological Lessons from the Church of the East Mission," at the Evangelical Missions Society-North Central meeting, hosted at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Ill.

Lim Stephen Lim

  • April 11: Will speak at the 50th Anniversary of Full Life Christian Center, San Francisco, Calif.


James Railey

Was recognized by Theology Degrees Online among the "100 Remarkable Professors & Scholars Theology Students Should Know About." His name appears as #35 on the list. 


DeLonn Rance ('83)

  • April 1-5: Will preach at the summit for missions leadership for "Together in Missions," Santiago, Chile
  • April 8-11: Will meet with the AG World Fellowship Missions Commission, London, United Kingdom
  • April 14-19: Will speak for the Latin American Workers Retreat, Goa, India
  • April 26-27: Will preach the missions convention at Abundant Grace AG, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
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Alumni News


Fort Hood chaplains---bonded by family ties and service to their country


Read an article highlighting AGTS graduates Brian Blake ('11, left), Aimee Crane-Blake ('11, center) and Brian Crane ('95, right).






Sarah Cotton Rutledge ('09), with husband Matt and daughters Avery and Ashlyn, works at the Missouri Department of Education/Vocational Rehabilitation in Blue Springs, Mo.




Michael McDonald (08, right) and his wife Andrea were blessed with their first child, Victoria Joy, in February.






Debra Brown ('07) is director of the social work program and associate professor at Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, Pa  






Philip "Tony" Symonds ('82) passed away on March 15. Tony had been pastor of Tavares Assembly of God in Florida since 1977 and chaplain and program director at the Lake County Jail since 1999. Surviving Tony are his wife Lynn, three adult children and two grandchildren.   





Mike McClaflin ('79, left), retired AGWM regional director for Africa, has joined Convoy of Hope. He will be a liaison between Convoy of Hope and the Assemblies of God National Leadership and Resource Center. 






Jennifer Gale ('99) serves as the vice president for student life at Valley Forge Christian College in Valley Forge, Pa.







Jordan and Tara Lee Hansen ('09) were married in February 2014. Jordan is the pastor of the "20Twenty" Young Adult Community at Evangel Temple Christian Center in Springfield, Mo.  







David Moore ('87), at his recent Inauguration as president of American Indiana Bible College in Phoenix, Ariz., is pictured with George Wood, AG General Superintendent.  






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Upcoming Events

AGTS Passion Week Chapel Services

Alumni are invited to join us for these special services in the AGTS Chapel. These services will be streamed live at

  • Monday, April 14, 10 a.m.-Dr. John Marshall, pastor of Second Baptist, Springfield, Mo.
  • Tuesday, April 15, 6 p.m.-Dr. Byron D. Klaus, president of AGTS
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2 p.m.-Dr. Robert Spence, EU president
  • Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m.-Dr. Carol Taylor, EU CEO and president-elect 

Graduation Events

May 1:  AGTS Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m., Millwood Golf and Racquet                   Club in Ozark, Mo.

            AGTS Graduation Banquet, 7 p.m., Tower Club (tickets required)

May 2, 12:30-3:15 p.m., AGTS (Reception: 1:45-2:15 p.m.):
            AGTS Doctor of Ministry Symposium

            AGTS Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture

May 3:  AGTS Graduation, 10 a.m., Central Assembly of God


Summer Institute for Islamic Studies

June 30 through July 11, 2014, AGTS

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