Missions Control

Malcolm P. Burleigh says God has a habit of pushing him into new ministry positions, including his forthcoming role as executive director of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions, even when he is perfectly content with his old role. While some might consider Burleigh obstinate and irascible, he says he just wants to make sure it’s … [Read more…]

A Lifetime Devoted to God and the AG

For any Executive Presbyter, district official, or minister in the Assemblies of God who connects with the national executive offices even on a semi-regular basis, there is one non-clergy member whose name — or voice — will likely bring a smile to their face — Jewell Woodward Woodward, who is 71, has served as General … [Read more…]

Gridiron Calling

Although David A. Canales once spent five years as a bivocational worship leader, ultimately the 36-year-old Seattle Seahawks wide receivers’ coach sensed God calling him to football. “I knew early on I wasn’t going to be in full-time ministry in the church,” says Canales, who joined Coach Pete Carroll’s staff in 2010. “I started to … [Read more…]

Transition — God's Way<br />

Proverbs 21:1 states, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes (NKJV)” I have seen this verse being vividly lived out over these past few weeks as I have witnessed the mutually amicable and supportive transition of executive leadership between General Superintendent … [Read more…]

A Directive from God

As North Texas District Superintendent Rick W. DuBose arrived at the Assemblies of God General Council in Anaheim, California, he vowed to walk through whatever ministry door the Lord opened. At the August biennial gathering, delegates ultimately elected Doug E. Clay as the Fellowship’s new general superintendent, after incumbent George O. Wood withdrew his name … [Read more…]

Former Missionary Leads Compassionate Relief Effort in Florida

Within hours after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida and brought devastation in its wake, Southeastern University professor Dr. Robert Houlihan was busy making sure essential supplies were on their way to the areas hardest hit. Crossroads Alliance and Ministries, founded by Houlihan and Steve Ewing in 2005, coordinated the first plane on the scene … [Read more…]

Meeting Inner-City Needs

An inner-city Assemblies of God church is meeting the spiritual and physical needs of Cleveland residents in an area where gangs, poverty, crime, drugs, and prostitution rule the streets. A U.S. Missions Missionary Church Planter & Developer, Bob Willard, his wife, Judy, and their four children moved to Cleveland in 2010. The Willards soon started … [Read more…]

Encore Performance

The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is adding an extra season-ending performance to benefit a trio of Assemblies of God ministries. The 150 cast and crew members involved in the production have agreed to waive their pay for the Oct. 29 show, according to Kent Butler, director of marketing for the play, now … [Read more…]

Remote Beauty

What could be a more fitting facility for a church plant in the middle of a cornfield in Ohio than a beautifully restored barn? Members and guests at Hope Church in Plain City, Ohio, a town of around 4,300 people, regularly enjoy the beauty and history of the wonderful space.   But how did they end up in … [Read more…]