Another Kind of Youth Ministry

Terry and Martha Witt have been in ministry a long time. Terry sang in a Christian band in high school, and they have served as youth pastors or pastors ever since becoming engaged in 1975. Since 2015, they have pastored Riverside Redemption Church in Olivehurst, California. In 1988, youth ministry took a new dimension as … [Read more…]

A Call to Heal Hearts

Not long after Elizabeth Rosado de Guidini married Brazilian surgeon-turned-Assemblies of God-pastor Mauricio Guidini, she says the Lord spoke to her spirit that she should equip herself to heal sick people. At first she says she didn’t understand. But then she began studying pastoral counseling and psychology, eventually earning a master’s degree in the latter. … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Nov. 15, 1930

The Pentecostal movement came to Madagascar, the island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, in 1910 in a great revival with signs and wonders. The revival began when a 60-year-old woman, Ravelonjanahary (known to English-speakers as Ravelo), who was believed to be dead, suddenly sat up during her own funeral. This caused quite a … [Read more…]

Urban Strategies

Sometimes big change begins in a small, simple way. Melody Cisneros Milstead of Urban Strategies points to a children’s food distribution program that Maricela H. Hernandez launched under a park tree in Peñitas, Texas, an unincorporated town of 5,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley that lacked paved streets, water, or electricity. That outreach became … [Read more…]

Momentous Service

Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesús officially was installed as the U.S. Assemblies of God general treasurer Nov. 12 in a consecration service at the AG National Office in Springfield, Missouri. De Jesús, 55, began his new role Sept. 30. Free Worship, a team from New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, where De Jesús served as senior … [Read more…]

Opening a New Door to Bible Fun and Learning

For decades Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) and the Bible Fact-Pak have been a powerful combination that have encouraged and enhanced the memorization and learning of Scripture for kids. But what if kids aren’t sure about quizzing, the church only has a few children, other churches in the area have JBQ teams you can’t compete against, … [Read more…]

A Brutal Life Redeemed

HAVERHILL, Massachusetts — It’s no surprise that Frankie Killmer had a dysfunctional childhood. An older female relative in the family home tried to drown him, twice. After being placed in care of a male adult relative at age 7, Frankie had to watch — from inside a dog kennel — adults engaged in immoral acts. … [Read more…]

Pentecostal Unity

Meeting regularly with leaders of three other Pentecostal denominations has raised the awareness of D. Rick Ross — superintendent of the North Carolina District of the Assemblies of God — of how God is at work in the Tar Heel State. It’s also deepened his appreciation of the value of the body of Christ coming … [Read more…]

The Holy Spirit, the Christian's Helper

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Pentecostal Evangel in a series entitled, “Theology in a Nutshell.” It seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us. …” These words by the Jerusalem Council when making an important church decision in Acts 15:28 (NKJV) are a pattern for Christian living today. When Christians make … [Read more…]

Evangel, Teen Challenge Post Landmark Survey Results

Evangel University’s Center for Compassion in Springfield, Missouri, recently coordinated a landmark survey that confirms the success of the faith-based Teen Challenge USA addiction recovery program. The survey measured the effectiveness of the U.S. Missions Teen Challenge USA program by assessing the well-being of graduates one year following program completion. It found that 78% of … [Read more…]