This Week in AG History — May 27, 1916

The Mexican Revolution, a decade-long civil war beginning in 1910, changed the North American social landscape. Thousands of displaced people fled the armed conflict and social disruption in Mexico and sought refuge along the borderlands in the United States. It was among these refugees that Henry C. Ball, a young preacher in Ricardo, Texas, planted … [Read more…]

Happy Trails

The cowbell rings on a Sunday night. It’s a sure sign that church is about to begin. That’s the scenario at Northwoods Harvest Barn in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, better known as Cowboy Church Perham. The welcoming and nonthreatening atmosphere allows folks of all ages — from the wizened farmer to the littlest buckaroo — to … [Read more…]

Neuroscience Collaboration

After Aimee Franklin graduated in 2007 with a degree in biology from Southeastern University (SEU) in Lakeland, Florida, she moved back home to Alabama and took a job working for her father, who had to leave an Assemblies of God pastorate after a severe heart attack. Franklin put her dream of becoming a physician on … [Read more…]

Igloos in Hawaii

They live on beaches, in parks, at bus stops, beneath highway underpasses, and even in airports throughout the tropical paradise of Hawaii. At night, they sleep on sidewalks. The Hawaiian Islands have one of the highest homeless rates in the U.S., and each year the numbers grow. Last fall, Gov. David Ige issued a state … [Read more…]

SAGU Named a 2016 Top Online Bible College

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) was recently named to Bestcolleges.com’s “2016 Top Online Bible Colleges” list and was noted for its broad selection of degrees and programs offered. SAGU offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campus or online as well as fast-track, which combines bachelor’s and master’s degree classes … [Read more…]

Covering the Missionaries

Growing up under the influence of grandparents Charity and Ruth Harris, who were pioneer missionaries in Tanzania, Jonathan Watson, lead pastor of Bella Vista Assembly of God in Arkansas, dreamed of emulating the life they led on the mission field. While attending Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, however, he says he received a clear … [Read more…]

Appalachian Awakening Endures

A spiritual awakening that has led to an estimated 3,000 conversions and appears poised to last through the summer is creating continuing enthusiasm among Assemblies of God churches in southern West Virginia. “The past six weeks our Sunday morning services have been more spiritual,” says Terry Blankenship, pastor of Victory Christian Center Church in Lenore. … [Read more…]