Social Media Rallies Prayer for Young Boy

Athletic and bright, a contagious and fun-loving smile was never far from 7-year-old Dominic Liples’ face. He played in a basketball league at the Y, loved building Lego kits, and was especially eager to attend the Wednesday evening children/youth program at his church. Dominic was a good kid. But for Dominic and his parents, Ken … [Read more…]

The Opioid Rage

Kristopher J. McFadden Sr., tackled on the initial drive of his first game as the starting quarterback for East Stroudsburg University , suffered a third-degree separation of his collarbone. The injury ended his collegiate football career, but more importantly started his drug addiction. A doctor prescribed an opioid painkiller to assist McFadden’s physical recovery. The … [Read more…]

The Nations Come to Phoenix

When Wayne and Drue Huffman returned to the United States after more than two decades as Assemblies of God missionaries in Europe, they discovered a different mission field much closer to home. The Huffmans quickly noticed the struggles that local immigrants and refugees faced — and their need for the gospel. “We came back to an … [Read more…]

Staying Hitched Is Smart

Recently Ron and Debbie Jansen traveled to a local Amish tourist spot outside their hometown of Canton, Ohio, to explore, dine, and unwind. It had been a rough three years for the couple as they dealt with an onslaught of family and health issues, and they needed to get away to strengthen each other as … [Read more…]

Dallas Diversity Discussion

RED OAK, Texas — Ostensibly, the leadership roundtable forum at Wednesday’s Assemblies of God National Black Fellowship Reach Conference was to discuss implementation of a resolution approved by the General Council last year to add a designated African-American representative to the Executive Presbytery. But the free-ranging conversations by a dozen panelists and various audience members … [Read more…]

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…]