New Life and New Hope

Down to less than two-dozen mostly older worshippers, the only Assemblies of God church in Laramie, Wyoming, nearly shuttered its doors in the summer of 2017. The once optimistically named New Life Church had lost hope, according to Wyoming Ministry Network Superintendent Alan Schaberg. “It seemed clear that if we didn’t get the right person … [Read more…]

Easter Surprise

On April 3, Rose Olivero and her family lost everything. She and her five children were spending the afternoon at a local park when they learned their apartment complex in Schenectady, New York, had caught fire. They drove to the scene to find the street barricaded and the building in flames. Despite the efforts of … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — May 11, 1952

Alice Reynolds Flower (1890-1991), the wife of AG pioneer J. Roswell Flower, is a shining example of motherhood. Affectionately known as “Mother Flower,” she preached, taught Sunday School, led prayer meetings, wrote articles, penned poetry, authored books, and lived a godly example in front of her six children and everyone she came in contact with. … [Read more…]

A Single-Minded Purpose

Tamara De Los Santos was far from flourishing after she lost her job, vehicle, and custody of her children due to drug addiction. After she completed a drug rehabilitation program, the 32-year-old single mother from Hobbs, New Mexico, was reunited with her 9-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. She then heard about Flourish Single Mom Care, … [Read more…]

Embracing a Reluctant Hometown Calling

Most people wouldn’t think that Great Bend, a city of less than 16,000 in the center of Kansas, as the ideal spot for a rehabilitation home for sex-trafficked victims, drug and alcohol addicts, and others who struggle with trauma or difficult issues. But Kimberly Kay Becker did. “Central Kansas has the same issues as big … [Read more…]

Rekindling a Son’s Dormant Love

Adults admired high school student Kye Johnson. The compliant youth earned straight A’s in school, never missed services at the Baptist church his family attended, and behaved like a model citizen to his parents, Matt and Karla Johnson of Sulphur Springs, Texas. But just before his junior year started in 2014, Matt and Karla noticed … [Read more…]

Embarking on a Spiritual Surge

In his nearly three years as a crime scene investigator, James D. Moore gained a perspective of his city that few pastors have. Until early 2019, Moore worked as the police department’s lead forensic examiner in Rapid City, South Dakota. He spent his days in the laboratory and nights walking crime scenes — sometimes followed … [Read more…]

Resurrection Service

This Easter, over 200 people attended the first official service of the relaunched Station Church, pastored by Joel and Brittany Bolduc in Hornell, New York. The Bolducs came to Hornell in 2016 to pastor New Life Church. The congregation of 35 dwindled to 12 — half of them from his family. However, God gave Joel … [Read more…]

This Week in AG — History May 2 1931

A prominent Chinese scholar, Dr. Wang Yun Wu (1888-1979), abandoned atheism in 1924 after he witnessed the miraculous healing of his sister’s eyesight. Dr. Wang later became Vice Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan). His story was recounted by W. W. Simpson (1869-1961), pioneer Assemblies of God missionary to China, in the May 2, … [Read more…]

Call for Prayer Following Burkina Faso Attack

At approximately noon on Sunday a gunman arrived at an Assemblies of God church in northern Burkina Faso. Within a matter of minutes, six people had lost their lives, including Pastor Peter Ouedraogo. This follows an equally horrific attack on a Pentecostal church and Catholic churches on Easter in Sri Lanka. Please join me in … [Read more…]