Opening Virtual Doors

Whether scouting out the best seafood restaurants, looking for a plumber, or shopping for real estate, many consumers start in the same place: the internet. Savvy businesses offer smartphone apps, social media pages, and other digital tools to meet people in their virtual worlds. And increasingly, houses of worship are doing the same. “People are … [Read more…]

OK Not to Be OK in OK

The slogan “It’s OK not to be OK” underscores the welcoming message of People’s Church in Oklahoma City. “Our church is a hospital for broken and hurting people that the power of Christ sets free,” declares Senior Pastor Herbert Cooper. “You can come to People’s Church with hurts, hang-ups, and issues. But we believe that … [Read more…]

One Bible — Three Lives Changed

The Word of God is a powerful evangelism tool as Jonathan Lytle, a district appointed Chi Alpha missionary in Belllingham, Washington, knows. He became aware that a local Whatcom Community College student named Yenay* needed a Bible, so his team used Light for the Lost and support funds to purchase a Mongolian Bible for her. When … [Read more…]

Attack in Nice Kills 84, Injures 202

See the latest updates on this crisis at or at the AG World Missions Facebook page.   Bastille Day festivities in Nice, France, on July 14 turned to horror when a single assailant deliberately drove a semitruck for more than a mile through a celebrating crowd. With 84 people killed, including at least 10 children, and … [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Discipleship

First Assembly of God in Portland, Maine, one of the oldest Pentecostal churches in the state, is bursting at the seams. Senior Pastor Memana Abraham says he soon will be knocking on the mayor’s door in hopes of finding affordable, larger quarters to serve the burgeoning congregation, where a lifelong lobsterman might sit next to … [Read more…]

From Magnate to Magnet

Daniel R. Holbrook says the Lord let him know two weeks before his 51st birthday in September 2007 that he needed to resign at the Honda transmission manufacturing plant in Russells Point, Ohio. Holbrook had worked for the automotive giant for 24 years, and with promotion after promotion became the transmission division’s highest-ranking non-Japanese executive. … [Read more…]

Removing Barriers

The World Deaf Assemblies of God Fellowship’s website may be simple, but at the top of every page the group’s purpose is boldly declared: “To activate an alliance among deaf believers of AG and AG-like faiths all over the world and combine forces for a worldwide Holy Spirit movement for spreading the gospel to the … [Read more…]

New Biography on J. Roswell Flower Released<br>

The long-awaited publication of J. Roswell Flower: A Brief Biography by Dr. David K. Ringer, which celebrates the life of Assemblies of God founding father J. Roswell Flower, has recently been released. Ringer, an Assemblies of God Theological Seminary graduate and retired College of the Ozarks associate professor of humanities, is Flower’s grandson-in-law. Although Ringer … [Read more…]