This Week in AG History — Jan. 5, 1964

Fifty-five years ago, General Superintendent Thomas F. Zimmerman shared an encouraging word to the readers of the Pentecostal Evangel in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Assemblies of God. His article, “Our Fiftieth Year,” told of the significance of the Pentecostal revival which took place at the turn of the 20th century as well … [Read more…]

Second Act of Grace

In March 2018, Grace House Women’s Center opened in Indianapolis as a long-term Adult & Teen Challenge residential program for women. The Christ-centered U.S. Missions program is intended to help women dealing with life-controlling issues by focusing on discipleship and recovery. Lavonne Y. Savage, Grace House’s executive director, has firsthand knowledge how such an environment … [Read more…]

The Impact of an Invitation

Josh L. Johnson returned to Arkansas in 2015 after his fifth overseas military tour of duty in six years. He settled into a nightly routine of drinking a fifth of whiskey. Four of the military assignments had been to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where Johnson worked as a jet engine aircraft mechanic specialist in the 19th Maintenance … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Dec. 29, 1934

E. S. Williams was AG general superintendent during the Great Depression and through WWII, and in this 1934 New Year’s article, he urged the Fellowship to remain sound in its doctrine and he cast vision for strong evangelism at home and on foreign fields throughout the coming year. “Looking Toward the New Year,” by E. … [Read more…]

Top Stories of 2018

AG News serves as the Assemblies of God’s official news service. Find articles daily at or subscribe for our free weekly email digest at the same link. Here are the 10 most popular stories of 2018: 10. Hundreds Filled with the Spirit on Pentecost Sunday Three church campuses see more than 700 baptized in … [Read more…]

An Extraordinary Ordinary Manger

Drawing attention to Christ during the Christmas season can become a challenge for churches as so much hype and media attention is given to the materialistic side of Christmas. But this year, Pastor Bryan Jarrett and Northplace Church in Sachse, Texas, found a unique way to bring people’s attention to the significance of Christmas — … [Read more…]

Orphan Care Core Value

Spirit Church of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is taking a unique approach to unifying members under the biblical mandate of James 1:27 to care for orphans. When lead pastors Darryl and Faith Wootton came to Spirit Church in 2003, the 75 regular attendees had no idea that in the next 15 years over 300 orphans would be … [Read more…]

Rising from the Ashes

It’s been nearly a year since Nashville First Assembly burned to the ground. It may take almost another year before a new church building is ready for occupancy in the southwest Arkansas community of 4,470 residents. After tussling with the company that had insured the church, First Assembly finally received a check for the expected … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Dec. 21, 1940

Assemblies of God missionary Ernest Paul Lindholm (1907-1940) committed his life in service to God with a passion for African people. He died in the jungle just one year after arriving in the Belgian Congo. When asked the question on his missionary application in 1937, “Do you realize that certain privations and sacrifices are involved … [Read more…]