The Grid Church Sees 150 People Accept Christ

With over 2.7 million people calling the Windy City home, Chicago, Illinois, is considered one of the most densely populated U.S. cities. The Grid church plant, launched in January 2019, is located in a Chicago neighborhood that extends for two miles and houses 80,000 people. The church meets for Sunday service in The Dank House … [Read more…]

Mental Health Advocate

Chicago-born Brittany Charise Jones moved around a lot as a child, in large part because of the drug addiction of her parents. The body of her 30-year-old father, Brian Jackson, killed in drug-related violence, remained buried in snow and undetected for four months. Brittany, the middle of five children, was 3 years old at the … [Read more…]

Million-Dollar Grant

Vanguard University, the Assemblies of God school in Costa Mesa, California, has received a $1 million grant to expand its efforts to support thriving Hispanic congregations. Lilly Endowment awarded the funds in support of the Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership program. This is the first private grant the university has received with a focus … [Read more…]

Multiple Assistance

With so much uncertainty surrounding events in the Middle East, Alex and Samia Hanna offer an outlet for Christian support through various ministries, including overseas trips, an international Arabic TV channel, and a 24-hour phone hotline. By leading prayer requests remotely and abroad, Alex Hanna, 62, witnesses conversions to Christ, often inspired through miracles. He … [Read more…]

Lessons from Inside the Whale

Faced with a budget shortfall for the Walnut Grove Assembly of God day-care program, pastor Bill D. Galus, had a whale of an idea to fish for funds and listen for a word from the Lord: spend three days and three nights inside a finned sea creature a la Jonah. From Jan. 16-19, the 67-year-old … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Jan. 31, 1931

Samuel A. Jamieson (1857-1933), one of the founding fathers of the Assemblies of God, previously served as a denominational leader in the Presbyterian church in Minnesota. Despite having all the outward signs of ministerial success, Jamieson felt that inside he was spiritually dry. Jamieson shared his testimony in the Jan. 31, 1931, issue of the … [Read more…]

Life Rescripted

Top Latin Christian vocalist-songwriter Jaci Velasquez and her husband and fellow musician Nic Gonzales, of the band Salvador, had high-profile careers performing for audiences in the United States and beyond. Then came the birth of their first child. By the time Zealand turned 19 months old, the couple recognized he wasn’t meeting developmental markers for … [Read more…]

Not Your Typical Baptism

When Ch. Jon Neil learned that two of the marines stationed at the Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Japan had rededicated their lives to Christ and wanted to be water baptized to demonstrate their commitment, he had just one problem — the MCAS chapel did not have a baptismal tank. Although the MCAS … [Read more…]

Nonprofit Assists Assimilation

Several years ago, Karen and Martin Yac participated in a three-day parenting seminar at their church, Centro de Vida Victoriosa, an Assemblies of God church in East Los Angeles. But Karen wanted to do more than implement the principles in their home — she wanted to teach them to other parents of public school students. … [Read more…]

Pastor Miraculously Delivered from Death's Door

On Nov. 25 at about 5:45 p.m., Pastor Glen Berteau suffered a cardiac arrest. Different than a heart attack, a cardiac arrest means the heart stops dead — no irregular beats or partial blood flow. Lights on, lights off. Living, dead. Berteau and his wife, Deborah, have led The House (AG) in Modesto, California, for … [Read more…]