Evoking Sorrowful Remembrances

RED OAK, Texas — While not naively believing the three-day Reach Conference would transform society, the 345 predominantly black attendees of the event that ended Thursday did allow African-American Assemblies of God leaders to reflect on mistreatment and oppression experienced during much of the nation’s history. The biennial convention of the National Black Fellowship, one … [Read more…]

The Foundry: Connecting a Community to Christ

While serving as associate pastors at an Assemblies of God church just outside Baltimore, Maryland, Justin and Kara Myers prayerfully felt transition was about to happen, but every possible opportunity seemed to fizzle. Justin says, “During that time we felt God saying, ‘What I have for you doesn’t exist yet.’” That’s when God began birthing … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — July 22, 1962

William W. Hays (1927-2010) came from a family known for drunkenness and crime, and he lived up to his family’s poor reputation. Addictions and debauchery almost led William to an early grave, but God delivered him and called him into ministry. The ex-convict and former addict became a noted Assemblies of God prison chaplain and … [Read more…]

The Battle for Religious Liberty

I feel impelled to write you this most unusual pastoral letter. I do it out of deep concern and I ask you to hear my heart. We are on the precipice of losing critical religious liberty protections in our country. Over the past 25 years, the Supreme Court has severely limited the traditional understanding of … [Read more…]

Lavishing Ladies With Love

Nicole Phillips of Panama City, Florida, was 17 when she says she felt the call of God to minister to women working in the sex industry. Phillips had come across a television interview with Hookers for Jesus founder Annie Lobert, who shared her story of redemption after years of prostitution. “I just knew from the … [Read more…]

New Day AG Claims National Teen Bible Quiz Title

After upsetting top-seeded and three-time defending Bible Quiz national champion James River Church of Ozark, Missouri, in the semifinals, New Day Assembly of God of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, downed Maple Lane AG of Deposit, New York, 150-85, to win the 2016 National Teen Bible Quiz championship held July 2-9 at Evangel University in Springfield, … [Read more…]

Opening Virtual Doors

Whether scouting out the best seafood restaurants, looking for a plumber, or shopping for real estate, many consumers start in the same place: the internet. Savvy businesses offer smartphone apps, social media pages, and other digital tools to meet people in their virtual worlds. And increasingly, houses of worship are doing the same. “People are … [Read more…]

OK Not to Be OK in OK

The slogan “It’s OK not to be OK” underscores the welcoming message of People’s Church in Oklahoma City. “Our church is a hospital for broken and hurting people that the power of Christ sets free,” declares Senior Pastor Herbert Cooper. “You can come to People’s Church with hurts, hang-ups, and issues. But we believe that … [Read more…]

One Bible — Three Lives Changed

The Word of God is a powerful evangelism tool as Jonathan Lytle, a district appointed Chi Alpha missionary in Belllingham, Washington, knows. He became aware that a local Whatcom Community College student named Yenay* needed a Bible, so his team used Light for the Lost and support funds to purchase a Mongolian Bible for her. When … [Read more…]

Attack in Nice Kills 84, Injures 202

See the latest updates on this crisis at AGWM.com or at the AG World Missions Facebook page.   Bastille Day festivities in Nice, France, on July 14 turned to horror when a single assailant deliberately drove a semitruck for more than a mile through a celebrating crowd. With 84 people killed, including at least 10 children, and … [Read more…]