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July/August 2016
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Keeping Alumni Connected

Pentecostal Leaders Scholarship Fund
On September 12-13 students, staff and faculty volunteers will be calling you during the 14th Annual Alumni Phonathon. Thanks to alumni like you, nearly $300,000 has been contributed in recent years. Your generous gift allows students to graduate with less debt.

Postmark your gift or donate online by Sept. 7 and we'll send you a free gift and remove your name from this year's call list. Together, AGTS alumni are making a huge difference for students, faculty and staff. Thank you!
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Connect with the President
Dr. Hausfeld will be participating in the following events: 
  • Sept. 23-26:  Greenhouse Church, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Sept. 27-Oct. 3:  Newport Mesa Church, Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • Oct. 7-9:  South Attleboro AG, South Attleboro, Mass.
  • Oct. 9:  Calvary Christian Church, Lynnfield, Mass.
  • Oct. 15-17:  Southwest Family Fellowship, Austin, Texas

Stumbling by the Spirit into a LBGTQ Coffee Shop

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Join us for the Day of Renewal 2016

The AGTS community sets this day aside every year to seek God. On this occasion, we are fasting from work and classes, purposefully setting our hearts, minds and bodies on a path to seek him during three simple services, which include worship, preaching and prayer with John Bates ('16), lead pastor at Freedom Fellowship International in Waxahachie, Texas.
You're invited to join us on September 20 in person or via live stream for three different services in the AGTS chapel: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

John Bates has been in full time ministry since 1986. In 2003, he accepted the lead pastor position at Freedom. Under John's leadership, the church is known for intercession and sending teams throughout the world to conduct and lead prophetic prayer events. He is also the lead pastor of the School of Ministry at Freedom. He co-authored two books: Clear the Stage and Spread the Fire with Scott Wilson.

AGTS names new director for Center for Biblical Preaching 
Dan Morrison ('11) has joined the leadership team of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) and will serve as the director of the Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching, beginning with the Fall 2016 semester.
A 2011 graduate of the seminary, Morrison has been involved in pastoral and campus ministry for the past 15 years.
"We are delighted to have Dan join the faculty of AGTS," said Dr. Jim Railey, dean of the seminary. "He brings excellent academic preparation, a wealth of practical experience, and a commitment to biblical preaching to his new role with AGTS." Read more.

AGTS announces 2016 Sigma Chi Pi Honor Society Awards   

The Alliance for AG Higher Education sponsors the Sigma Chi Pi Honor Society. Each year, the seminary faculty nominate a limited number of alumni who satisfy scholastic, character and leadership qualifications and graduated at least 10 years ago. The 2016 recipients include: 

Douglas Oss
('80, MDiv)
AGTS faculty, retired 
Donna Krstulovich
('83, MA)
Missionary, serving as an international trainer with Global Initiative 
Earl Creps
('01, DMin)
Lead Pastor 

Members of the AGTS faculty nominate three graduates who satisfy scholastic, character and leadership qualifications and who graduated at least ten years prior. Read more.

AG Next Generation Grant Application Now Available

The application for the 2016 AG Next Generation Grant, made possible through Assemblies of God Trust and the Alliance for AG Higher Education, is now available online at Each applicant must be a graduate of one of the 17 AG-endorsed colleges, from spring 2010 to spring 2015, and committed to a full-time AG ministry position.
The AG Next Generation Grant assists recipients with payment of educational debt incurred in order to help them move into full-time ministry sooner.
The application deadline for this year's grant is September 16, 2016. For qualifications and information on this and other AGTrust scholarships, visit

Connect to EU Alumni Newsletter--The Quad

Stay up-to-date with what's happening at Evangel University. 

Refer a student
Do you know someone interested in attending AGTS? Use this online form or connect with Christina Ketchem, AGTS Enrollment Representative.
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Books & Publications

Three new books written by Craig Keener ('85/'87) have recently been published.

Craig is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University.

John Plake ('15) wrote Missionary Expatriate Effectiveness: How Personality, Calling, and Learned Competencies Influence the Expatriate Transitions of Pentecostal Missionaries, published by Brill.
The book examines how Pentecostal missionaries adjust to foreign cultural environments and become proficient at their work abroad. Connecting the disciplines of psychology, human resource management, and missiology, Plake provides unique insights into the predictors of expatriate effectiveness through the experience of 949 missionaries working in 127 nations. 


Are some people destined to sin because of biological tendencies? Learn about this important topic from Christ-following scientists and theologians.

Culture increasingly sees a connection between biology and sin. But what does the Bible really say? What does science actually suggest? How should we respond? You're invited to explore these questions and more with Christian scientists and theologians at the 2016 Faith & Science Conference, September 23-24 at Evangel University. Reserve your spot today.
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Alumni News

Ronald Gay ('96) recently completed a Doctorate of Education in curriculum, instruction and assessment from Walden University. He continues to serve as a Georgia history teacher in public school while participating in church planting in the Atlanta metropolitan area.  He also serves as trustee and vice president of Live Free Church (IMN district) and leads STRONG Life men's ministries.

Elisabeth Leembruggen-Kallberg ('79) is a lecturer and counselor holding a doctorate from Boston University. She also is a member of Boston University's GIPGAP research team. As director of Dr. Elisabeth Leembruggen Consultancy Counseling Coaching Education Services, she recently presented at the International Association for Counseling Workshop on Religious & Spiritual Coping: Strategies and Tools for Counselors, in Malta, Europe.

Dr. Terrance "Terry" Lewis ('74/'78) of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away August 6, 2016, at age 74. He pastored several churches and taught at Zion Bible Institute, Central Bible College, Evangel, AGTS, and most recently Valencia and Southeastern University. He loved his Lord and was proud to be an AG minister and AGTS graduate. He loved his time, and his students and colleagues.

Dwight ('02) and Lizania Miranda are transitioning from pastoral ministry in Florida to serve as missionary associates in Europe (Spain).

Ernie ('09) and Sandra Peacock recently accepted the invitation to serve as interim lead pastors of ICMadrid.  This growing international church is located in the heart of Spain's capital city and hosts as many as eight weekly services in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. ICMadrid also conducts weekly outreaches to the homeless and trafficked men and women on the streets of Madrid.

Kurt and Stephanie Plagenhoef (both '06) are planning to return to Albania and the Balkans in September to begin their fifth term of missions service. 

AGTS Professor Randy Walls ('97/04) received the 2016 Hall of Fame Award for Significant Contributors of The Church Network (TCN--formerly NACBA). Deputy Chief Executive Officer Phillip Martin (pictured to the right of Walls) presented Walls with the award before the conference audience prior to the TCN's 2nd general session of the national convention in July, in Dallas, Texas.

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Upcoming Events
August 22
New Student Orientation/First Day of Classes

August 25
Convocation Service, 10 a.m.

September 5
Labor Day Holiday (AGTS closed) 
September 12-13
AGTS Phonathoon

September 20
Day of Renewal

October 19-23
AGTS Fall Study Week 
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