Week of Prayer Resources Now Available

The Assemblies of God 77th annual Week of Prayer will take place Jan. 6-12, 2019. Held annually on the first full week of the new year, The Week of Prayer is designed to help ministers and congregants start their year off with a purposeful focus on making God the focus of life through prayer. Beginning … [Read more…]

From Fighting to Faith-Filled

Eleven years ago, Jimmy R. Phillips, now 41, made a living the hard way — by fighting on the mixed martial arts circuit, using every inch and ounce of his 6-foot, 6-inch, 280-pound frame. Despite success at mixed martial arts, his marriage and life were falling apart. “I was chasing that lifestyle rather than spending … [Read more…]

Arson Suspected in Arkansas Church Fire

Southside Assembly of God in Booneville, Arkansas, was burglarized and then evidently set on fire Wednesday, in what 80-year-old Pastor Manuel Mann is calling a total loss. Booneville, a small town of about 3,800, is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and has been home to Southside AG since Mann founded the … [Read more…]

Project Rescue Spain Expands, Addresses New Needs

In 2010, Spain had the second-highest number of victims of human trafficking in the European Union, after Italy. Most victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Spain come from Nigeria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and China. Many of the victims do not speak Spanish, are under threat, … [Read more…]

Addressing Needs in the Urban Core

W. Ruth Turner worked as a municipal civil engineer for Kansas City, Missouri, for 22 years before sensing God calling her into full-time ministry. Turner, who had attended the Assemblies of God megachurch Sheffield Family Life Center, birthed a faith-based organization called From Glory 2 Glory that started as a prayer center. “We have a … [Read more…]

Sisters Strong

Rosalinda Trujillo felt desperate when she stumbled upon Destiny Church. In many ways, she says it saved her life. She had just moved with her children to a condo in Rocklin, California, after the breakup of her 24-year marriage. “I felt like I needed to worship and to talk to God,” Trujillo says. She called … [Read more…]

Making HBCU Connections

There are 101 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Chi Alpha Campus Ministries U.S.A.,  the Assemblies of God U.S. Missions ministry at secular colleges and universities, has an active presence on only one of those campuses. While Chi Alpha’s mission is to “reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-filled communities … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — Nov. 16, 1929

Clement Henderson Austin (1889-1973) knew railroads almost as well as he knew the gospel. He spent decades working as a train engineer, but he became mired in a lifestyle of drunkenness, gambling, violence, and addictions to alcohol and tobacco. After a dramatic conversion, Austin became an Assemblies of God evangelist. He spent the rest of … [Read more…]

"Pray for Rain" — California Fires Still Raging

The Camp Fire, currently burning in Northern California, has officially become the deadliest in California history as 48 deaths have now been attributed to the fire, with more than 8,800 structures destroyed and 135,000 acres burned. Those structures now confirmed destroyed include First Assembly of God and Skyway AG in Paradise. There has been no … [Read more…]

Worldwide Evangelism Dream Fulfilled

Growing up amid the hardscrabble farms and poverty of east Texas in the 1940s and early 1950s proved tough for anybody. But when Doyle Glynn Jones, the youngest of six children, lost his father to murder at age 3, life became desperate. “Dad gambled some,” Jones says. “He might have been killed over gambling debts. … [Read more…]