Remembering the Persecuted

Religiously motivated persecution is on the rise around the world. According to a recent report, 75 percent of all victims of religiously motivated violence and oppression are Christians1. By some estimates, more Christians died for their faith in the last century than in the previous 19 centuries combined2, and Christians continue to flee their homes, … [Read more…]

Museum of the Bible Opening Mid-November<br />

When visitors to Washington, D.C., tour the capital’s historic museums and monuments in the future, they’ll have more than just American history to learn. They’ll also have the opportunity to explore the history of the best-selling book of all time – the Bible. The $500 million, 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible is scheduled to open … [Read more…]

Sam Huddleston’s Roundabout Journey

Samuel M. Huddleston attends his first meeting next week as a member of the 21-member Assemblies of God Executive Presbytery, the top policy-making body of the U.S. Fellowship with over 3.2 million adherents. His election is a natural culmination for a 64-year-old ministry leader, who has an earned doctorate from Regent University and who has … [Read more…]

Remembering the Impossible

Jason P. Noble, pastor of First Assembly Church in St. Peters, Missouri, hung up the phone and exhaled heavily. He’d just received the call no minister wants to get. That day, Jan., 19, 2015, churchgoer John Smith had fallen through ice into a lake and had been submerged for 15 minutes. The outcome didn’t look … [Read more…]

AG World Missions Highlights "Every Tribe, Every Nation"

Assemblies of God World Missions has announced “Every Tribe, Every Nation” as its annual ministry theme for 2018. The Fellowship’s missions arm develops annual themes as a unifying and motivating tool for churches and members supporting its work in more than 190 nations. Missions has remained a central element of the AG’s corporate identity throughout … [Read more…]

Pioneer Work Still Bearing Fruit

On a crisp autumn day in 1943, Lenora B. Annabel and Donna J. Liebler moved to Adrian, Michigan, to plant the community’s first Assemblies of God church. Liebler had been saved under Annabel’s ministry at an AG church in Peck, Michigan, and the two set out to launch the new work after Liebler finished Bible … [Read more…]

Talk About Jesus to Me: Revival in Iran

Centuries before Christ, the Persian Empire ruled more than 40 percent of the known world. Persian kings like Xerxes and Darius played integral roles in Jewish history — particularly Cyrus, who contributed to the rebuilding of the temple and the return of the Jewish remnant from captivity. What was once Persia is now modern Iran. … [Read more…]

Refocused Attention

Luis D. Hernandez retired in June after 38 years as pastor of Light of the World Assembly of God Church in Rochester, New York, and has passed the baton of ministry at the church to Ruben Serrano, 46. But at 66, Hernandez isn’t finished with ministry. In September, Hernandez began a Bible study at Harbor … [Read more…]