This Week in AG History — Jan. 2, 1926

John Eric Booth-Clibborn, a 29-year-old Assemblies of God missionary, laid down his life in the French West African colony of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) on July 8, 1924. He died from dysentery and malaria only two weeks after he, his pregnant wife Lucile, and their young daughter arrived on the mission field. Eric’s death … [Read more…]

Domestic Violence Educator

Nicole M. Oldham thought she was simply sharing a part of her life with her women’s church group. All marriages go through struggles, she knew, and as director of women’s ministry at Highway Assembly of God in Fredericksburg, Virginia, she wanted to be transparent about hers to provide an encouraging example for others to open … [Read more…]

3 Ways I'm Praying in 2020

I was Michigan-born, new to Ohio, and proudly wearing my Michigan colors. My wife, Gail, was a Buckeye through and through. The local newspaper photographed us on opposite sides in a staged stare-down in a “superfan” column. The article began, “She says scarlet, he says maize. She says gray, he says blue.” Be it sports, … [Read more…]

Walking the Road of Daily Obedience

Esther Sevilla Guy and Daniel E. Guy carefully laid out a five-year plan to reach their goal of ministering to the unreached in Japan, but a demoralizing medical diagnosis and a battle with infertility led the couple on an unexpected journey. The Guys met while attending Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, in 2001. Both … [Read more…]

Workplace Evangelist

Jennifer Fallon, 46, of Tracy, California, recently became vice president of production and graphics at Ray Morgan Company. Few would have predicted she would achieve such heights after she ran away from home, moved in with her boyfriend, and dropped out of high school at age 16. But Fallon recognizes God’s hand in bringing her … [Read more…]

Chasing Truth

Mindy is a typical young mom. “There’s a lot of information out there that’s literally at my fingertips,” Mindy says. “I can find recipes, outfit ideas, and a never-ending supply of sharable Bible verses, all without even trying.” Mindy listens to voices on social media more than she would like to admit. “I’m reading global … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Dec. 28, 1918

The first organization for Hispanic Assemblies of God churches and ministers in the United States was formed in 1918. At the time, the Pentecostal movement among Hispanics was in its infancy and consisted primarily of scattered, unorganized missions along the U.S.-Mexican border. Two Assemblies of God conventions were held in Texas in 1918 — one … [Read more…]

Hope of Christmas

“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn,” (Luke 2:7 NKJV). A simple verse, so familiar, especially during this Christmas season, but so much is communicated about the dilemma faced by a young couple … [Read more…]

The Star of Bethlehem Explored

This article was originally posted in AG News in December 2015. Few things are more iconic than the Star of Bethlehem — the star Magi from the east followed to ultimately find and worship the Christ Child. Over the centuries, many have speculated that the Star of Bethlehem was some sort of natural phenomenon that … [Read more…]

Remembering the Run-Over Miracle

Charlotte Fauss pulled her 1962 Chevrolet Impala from the garage onto the steep driveway, set the emergency brake, and stepped out of the car to close the garage door. Her two sons, Jody, 3, and Milton, 2, sat in the front seat. On this spring 1963 evening, Charlotte, then 23, hurried to get to a … [Read more…]