In the Right Spot

LENEXA, Kansas — In retrospect, Matt Purkey is grateful he went through his wilderness period. After working on staff at Lenexa Christian Center where his father, Mike, served as senior pastor, Purkey in 2007 felt the Lord telling him to start a church in the same city. With his dad’s blessing, Purkey embarked on the new … [Read more…]

A Coat for Winter

War, political unrest, or persecution cause many refugees to leave their home countries to seek peace and safety elsewhere. According to the United Nations, over 33,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day due to conflict and persecution. Life360 Intercultural Church reached out to refugees in Springfield, Missouri, through a winter clothing drive … [Read more…]

The Bombing One Year Later

EDITOR’S NOTE: Immediately following the tragic attack on Bataclan concert hall in Paris, PE News received an open letter from an Assemblies of God church nearby the incident. This was soon followed by a call to prayer from the World Assemblies of God Fellowship.  A year ago, on Nov. 13, 2015, coordinated bombing attacks by … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — November 16, 1929

Clement Henderson Austin (1889-1973) knew railroads almost as well as he knew the gospel. He spent decades working as a train engineer, but he became mired in a lifestyle of drunkenness, gambling, violence, and addictions to alcohol and tobacco.  After a dramatic conversion, Austin became an Assemblies of God evangelist. He spent the rest of … [Read more…]

No Retreat

Every year the U.S. Assemblies of God designates the second Sunday of December as Bible Sunday across the Fellowship. On that day, U.S. churches partner with Bible Alliance, a ministry of Assemblies of God World Missions, to help provide the FireBible in one or more languages. This year’s focus is India. On Bible Sunday, Dec. … [Read more…]

A Homecoming with a Surprise

When New Life Assembly of God was destroyed by fire on March 20, it was soon discovered that the church, which ministered in the poverty-stricken east side of Florence, South Carolina, had been unintentionally underinsured. For Pastor Burton Ross Jr. it was a difficult and dark day — more than most people knew. But the … [Read more…]

Persisting Despite Opposition

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of PE News articles on people in the Assemblies of God under the age of 20 who are making an impact in their communities. After being rescued from the darkness of drugs and depression, a Florida teen is now a bright light for Christ in his high … [Read more…]

RV Volunteering Without the RV

Despite failing vision, Eliza Morse’s faith held steady.   In 2010, Morse learned she needed cataract surgeries and that she had Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, a degenerative eye disease, which further contributed to her loss of vision.   When surgery became an option, Morse faced the prospect of a total loss of eyesight if it … [Read more…]