Training Latin American Pastors

A Springfield, Missouri-based ministry is helping Hispanic ministry leaders throughout the Western hemisphere obtain higher education in the only Assemblies of God graduate-level Latin American Bible school training system. Facultad de Teología, in conjunction with Assemblies of God World Missions, is the graduate school branch of the Fellowship theological education system in Spanish-speaking Latin America. … [Read more…]

Never Too Young to Preach

As a youngster raised in western New York close to the roar of Niagara Falls, Dale W. Everett never imagined God’s global plan for his life. The Assemblies of God evangelist, based in Joliet, Illinois, has seen thousands around the world accept Christ as Savior, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and divinely healed. His … [Read more…]

Supporting Ethnic Women

As a woman, Silvia E. Carrizo struggled with feelings of uncertainty and inadequacy in her early years navigating Assemblies of God ministries. This never became more apparent than in 2012 when she became secretary-treasurer of the Southern Pacific District, one of the AG’s 14 Hispanic districts. Despite experience leading district women’s ministry starting in 2006 … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Oct. 19, 1929

Hispanic ministers and churches have played an important role in the Assemblies of God (AG) for over 100 years. The Pentecostal message spread rapidly among Spanish-speakers, first along the borderlands in Texas among refugees from the Mexican Revolution and among Puerto Ricans. The AG ordained its first Hispanic minister in 1914 and created a conference … [Read more…]

More than 50 AG Churches Damaged or Destroyed by Hurricane Michael

Of the 85 Assemblies of God churches in the Florida panhandle that were in Hurricane Michael’s strike zone last week, 50 have reported damages. Of those, 20 churches were seriously damaged and five have catastrophic damages. Tommy Moore, the West Florida district superintendent, shares that there’s devastation for about 70 square miles from where the … [Read more…]

Mobilizing and Retaining Missionaries

ELLENDALE, North Dakota — The Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention has opened at Trinity Bible College and Graduate School in an effort to keep career missionaries on the field and to open new avenues for people to respond to the call. The center, in partnership with Assemblies of God World Missions, is the brainchild … [Read more…]

Tiny Homes, Big God

A year ago, Pastor Donald W. Foster asked the Terrace Heights Assembly congregation in Yakima, Washington, a life-changing question: would anyone in the community even notice if the church closed? Local residents are paying attention now as two new tiny homes sit on the church property, ready to house the homeless. Foster, 64, began meeting … [Read more…]

Speed the Light Provides Beat-Up Car to Missionary

It’s not every day that Speed the Light (STL), the youth missions program that provides transportation and creative communication resources for missionaries, receives a request for the oldest, most beat-up vehicle to help a missionary in their field. But this was the case for missionaries Mike and Becky McGee. In 2010, intense cartel wars broke … [Read more…]