A Walking Miracle!

It was just a simple back flip on a trampoline. It was no big deal for Dr. Skip Redd, assistant pastor at University Church (AG) as well as band and choir instructor at Life High School in Waxahachie, Texas. Yes, he was 62 years old, but he was a trampoline fanatic and had done thousands, … [Read more…]

Finding New Recruits

Until recently, a half-dozen families have been actively involved in foster care at Pine Bluff First Assembly, a church with 800 regular attendees. Now, another three families have committed to becoming foster parents, while an additional 15 people have agreed to support these couples with “wraparound care” at the Arkansas church. The surge occurred because … [Read more…]

Respite from the Deep Freeze

When freezing temperatures seized the East Coast in December and January, homeless residents of Toms River, New Jersey, found refuge in local churches, including First Assembly of God, that had created “warming centers” in response to 2017 legislation allowing nonprofits to operate overnight emergency shelters. More than 100 people over the course of a month … [Read more…]

Lending Helping Hands

Leaders of an Assemblies of God church in North Carolina are counting their blessings after receiving several helping hands for a major building project. Cornerstone of Victory Church in Statesville recently completed a 16,775-square-foot, two-story addition to its school, thanks to assistance from U.S. Mission America Placement Service (U.S. MAPS) RV Volunteers. U.S. MAPS is … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Jan. 20, 1940<br />

Gustav Kinderman (1892-1979) was a trans-Atlantic Pentecostal pioneer. He was ordained in 1931 by the German Branch of the Assemblies of God (the organization for German-speaking ministers in the United States). In the 1930s, he served as the secretary-treasurer for the Russian and Eastern European Mission (REEM), a Pentecostal missions organization that was affiliated with the … [Read more…]

Recovering from a School Shooting

When Caden Stovall, 15, finally returned to Aztec High School on Jan. 4, he walked through a new commons area repurposed from bullet-riddled classrooms. The son of Assemblies of God Pastor Cody D. Stovall hadn’t returned to school for nearly a month. He and 900 classmates fled Dec. 7 from the only high school in Aztec, … [Read more…]

The Persistent Need for Rescuing

Agustin “Tino” Rodriguez Jr. has been a credentialed Assemblies of God minister in the Southern Pacific District for 45 years. Rodriguez has deep roots in the Fellowship. In fact, his father, 87-year-old Agustin Rodriguez Sr., still pastors Iglesia Principe de Paz de las Asambleas de Dios in Vista, California. After he and his wife, Linda, … [Read more…]

Transplanted to ‘Sin City’

Decades ago, Lucy Saavedra and her husband, Edmundo, accepted God’s call to plant a church in their native Chihuahua, Mexico. She served as senior pulpit pastor while he led worship, oversaw business matters, and handled administrative duties. Additionally, Edmundo supported Lucy’s ministry by working as a civil servant. But in 1990, Edmundo lost his government … [Read more…]