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Celebrate with AGTS as we graduate the largest doctoral class in the school's history!


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AGTS will celebrate it's 41st annual Commencement on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Central Assembly of God, Springfield, Mo. Thirty of this year's 97 graduates will be awarded doctoral degrees, making this the largest doctoral class in the seminary's history. 

AGTS will award 4 Ph.D.s, 1 Doctor of Missiology and 25 Doctor of Ministry degrees along with Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees to candidates from 30 states and 8 countries.


Doctoral candidates and their work will be honored during a series of public events on Friday, May 2, including a Doctor of Ministry Symposium and an Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture at 12:30 p.m., a reception at 1:45 and a Celebration Service at 2:15. (D.Min. project abstracts may be viewed here.)


The Commencement ceremony, Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture and the Celebration Service will be streamed live at


This year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Assemblies of God. "There is no more fitting way to acknowledge the long strides our movement has taken since its humble beginnings than by honoring 30 doctoral candidates in this centennial year," said AGTS President Byron D. Klaus.  

Dr. Stanley M. Horton (right), AGTS distinguished professor emeritus of Bible and theology and long-standing hero of AG theological scholarship, will be on hand during the Celebration Service to award centennial medallions to each candidate. Nearly a centenarian himself, Dr. Horton's parents were present at the inter-racial Azusa Street Revival (1906-1915) that marked the birth of the modern Pentecostal movement. Dr. Horton will turn 98 in May.


This year's commencement will highlight God's healing work in our world through four student speakers.
  • Tamicka Monson plans to work with youth after she graduates with her Master of Arts in Christian Ministries.
  • Barbara Gilliam is founder of Compassionate Wisdom Works,which focuses on planting house churches and resourcing students and church leaders on the topics of addiction and leadership. She is a Doctor of Ministry candidate.
  • LaVonna Ennis, a missionary to Nigeria for more than 20 years, is a candidate for the Master of Arts in Intercultural Ministries.
  • Dick Brogden is a missionary to the Arab world and author/editor of the best-selling e-book, The Live Dead Journal. He is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies.

Graduation events will also include a golf tournament, benefiting student scholarships, on Thursday, May 1 at Millwood Golf & Racquet Club. Visit for more information and to register for the golf tournament.



Watch Holy Week services at AGTS


   Dr. John Marshall, Lead Pastor-Springfield's Second Baptist Church

"John 3:16" 



 Dr. Byron D. Klaus, President - Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

"Woman, Here is Your Son"
John 19:25-27



Dr. Robert H. Spence, President - Evangel University
"Calvary-Place of Three Crosses"
Luke 23:32-49




Dr. Carol Taylor, President-elect and CEO - Evangel University
"The Full Extent of His Love"
John 13

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Connect with AGTS President Byron D. Klaus



May 28-29: Retirement celebration for Dr. Steve Land, Cleveland, Tenn.


June 1-7: Lausanne Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 8: Speaking at First and Calvary, Springfield, Mo.
June 23-24: Speaking at the AG Chaplaincy Conference, Springfield, Mo.
June 25-27: Association of Theological Schools Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa.
August 7-10: AG Centennial Celebrations, Springfield, Mo. 
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Faculty News


David Bundrick ('81)  

  • June 17-20: Attending Acton University, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • June 23-25: Presenting a paper with Dr. Mike Tenneson, EU professor of biology, at the Faith and Science Conference entitled, "Faith and Science Integration: Surveys and Findings." Dr. Bundrick serves on the steering committee for this conference convening at Evangel University. 
  • June 25-27: Attending the Association of Theological Schools Biennial Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa.

DeLonn Rance ('83)

  • May 12-16: Teaching Pentecostal Theology of Leadership Development at CINCEL, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • May 28-June 9: Directing the Institute of Islamic Studies for Latin America, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • June 19-22: Attending the Annual Conference of the American Society of Missiology, Minneapolis, Minn. 

James Hernando ('78)

  • May 4: Preaching at Riverside AG in Methuen, Mass. for Pastor Dan Stanley
  • May 17: Preaching for Pastor Paul Valerius in Newark, N.J.

Charlie Self 

  • May 4: Preaching at Valley Christian Center, Dublin, Calif.
  • June 17-21: Plenary and workshop speaker at the Acton University event, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • August 5-10: Providing a booth presentation of Discipleship Dynamics assessment at the Centennial Celebration of the AG, Springfield, Mo.
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Books and Publications


David Bundrick ('81)  

Co-edited, with Dr. Steve Badger, EU professor of chemistry, a book, Genesis and Genetics: Proceedings of the Faith and Science Conference, published by Gospel Publishing House, May 2014



James Hernando ('78)

Wrote a chapter, "Encounters in the Fourth Gospel: Inquiry into Johannine Christology," in But These are Written ... Essays on Johannine Literature in Honor of Professor Benny C. Aker (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014).  

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Upcoming Events

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


AGTS Chaplaincy Reception

June 23, University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Mo.


AG Centennial Celebrations

August 7-10, Springfield, Mo.


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