Blessings Beyond the Dial

A Christian radio network owned by the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God is reaching people for Christ across the state and beyond — on and off the air. New Life Media Network, which is made up of WCIC and WBGL, covers 19 markets in Illinois, as well as parts of Indiana and … [Read more…]

Religious Freedom Revoked in Russia

See the latest updates on this crisis at or at the AG World Missions Facebook page.  Late on the afternoon of July 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law legislation against terrorism and extremism. An amendment in this law prohibits freedom of religion in a way that is considered the most restrictive measure … [Read more…]

Statement on Dallas Tragedy

EDITOR’S NOTE: This statement was received from Assemblies of God general superintendent, Dr. George O. Wood.  I, along with Assemblies of God adherents throughout our nation, am feeling a profound sense of horror and heartbreak at the senseless targeting and killing of Dallas police officers by snipers. The incident which included 12 police officers being … [Read more…]

Drug Story Impact

Nine out of 10 people with addiction issues started using before the age of 18, according to the National Center on Addiction and Drug Abuse. Leaders at the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge hope to reduce that high rate through Know the Truth, a free prevention program offered in public and private schools that … [Read more…]

This Week in AG History — July 7, 1945

Byron and Marjory Personeus, Assemblies of God missionaries to Alaska, developed a unique evangelistic tool at the close of World War II. In 1945, funds from Speed the Light, together with money Byron had raised itinerating, made it possible for him to purchase the Fair-Tide II. This gasoline-powered cabin cruiser was an answer to prayer, … [Read more…]

Tenacity After Incredible Adversity

While attending Missouri State University in Springfield, Jeff Allaway ran a profitable side business selling cocaine. He noticed that when sober his sales increased, so he managed to quit drinking alcohol. Yet Allaway found relinquishing his cocaine snorting habit more difficult. It didn’t help that Allaway regularly sponsored coke parties that served as springboards for … [Read more…]

A Chaplain — By God's Grace

U.S. Navy Chaplain Matt Riley is one likeable guy. He’s steady. He’s compassionate. He’s dependable. He’s committed to God, family, and the U.S. Navy personnel he serves on the USS Port Royal (CG 73) currently stationed out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Chaplain Riley is not only an admired role model and mentor to hundreds of … [Read more…]

Trusting God for the Smaller Things

When Melinda Booze learned she needed cancer surgery in October 2014, she didn’t worry too much about the diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment regimen. With a high calendar year insurance deductible, getting the operation scheduled before the end of December loomed as her primary concern. Although she has no history of breast cancer in her family, … [Read more…]

Scamming the Seniors

As a banker and security expert, Rick Morton knows the importance of safeguarding finances. As a bivocational chaplain to senior citizens, he also recognizes the need for churches to watch out for their most vulnerable parishioners. “Elder abuse is a growing and insidious threat,” says Morton, an assistant vice president and compliance and security officer … [Read more…]