AGTrust Presents 2016 Ralph Riggs Scholarships

Ralph Riggs Scholarships, one of four scholarship/grant programs sponsored by the Assemblies of God Trust, are awarded annually to a select number of high school graduates planning to attend Assemblies of God colleges and universities. Recipients are selected by the Alliance for AG Higher Education Committee based on outstanding academic merit; exemplary school, community and … [Read more…]

Warrior for Christ

Jerry L. Peters Jr. strides through a room with confidence, his steady gait indicative of his single-minded purpose of equipping Christians to grapple with the enemy’s schemes. Peters, an endorsed U.S. Missions Critical Incident Ministries chaplain, hardly looks like someone disabled in the line of duty as a deputy U.S. marshal in 1998. Assigned to … [Read more…]

A Life-Changing Experience

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since the original publication of this article in the July 23, 2000 Pentecostal Evangel, Centro Familiar de Adoracion (CFA) has continued to multiply, planting a total of 40 new churches in Paraguay. At CFA, they have also experienced dynamic growth, becoming the largest church in the nation. The sun had not yet risen when … [Read more…]

Inaccurate Report on Cuba AG Raises False Alarm

 Assemblies of God World Missions has been in direct contact with leadership of the Cuba Assemblies of God. Cuba’s church leaders confirm that no AG churches have been confiscated and a very positive relationship continues between Cuban AG churches and their communities. “We’re grateful for the concern expressed by some of our ministers who have … [Read more…]

California Wildfire Places Churches, Homes, and Cities in Jeopardy

Firefighters in California are currently struggling to contain the Blue Cut Fire, a growing 56-square-mile wildfire currently burning about 25 miles northwest of San Bernardino. The fire has already destroyed multiple homes and businesses and has led to the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.  According to John Martin, pastor of Victorville (California) First Assembly … [Read more…]

The Family Plan

Angie Jakubowski is a faith-based clinical interventionist, contacted by family members who want to see an addicted loved one obtain help for self-destructive behavior. In an intervention, relatives reach out to an adult child or adolescent in denial, inviting that person to a family meeting. No abduction or ambush is involved. During the gathering, relatives … [Read more…]

Operation Renovate

To the members of a rural Illinois church, the many renovations their aging building needed seemed like a daunting ongoing task that could take years to finish. But for a church team on an assignment from God, it only took six days and a 40-person crew. A missions team from Calvary Church, a 7,000-person megachurch … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — August 18, 1928

Hattie Hammond (1907-1994) was one of the premier preachers of the early Pentecostal-holiness movement. How did she gain that reputation? It was by preaching a simple gospel message of whole-heartedly serving God.  Born and raised in Williamsport, Maryland, she was saved and baptized in the Holy Spirit in a tent meeting at age 15, conducted … [Read more…]