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Gary B. McGee

Gary McGee

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Gary B. McGee

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church History and Pentecostal Studies

B.A., Central Bible College
M.A.R., Concordia Seminary
M.A., Missouri State University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Known for his work in the history of Pentecostal missions and missiology, Dr. McGee has extensive college and seminary teaching experience. He has also been a visiting professor at Bible colleges and seminaries in Belgium, Croatia, India, Mexico, Moldova, Romania and Singapore. He was presented the Distinguished Educator Award based on his exemplary faithfulness and distinction as a minister and educator for 34 years at the Christian Higher Education Luncheon on August 9, 2001 during the General Council of the Assemblies of God in Kansas City, Mo. In March 2008, the Society for Pentecostal Studies conferred on him the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. McGee formerly served as chair of the Dissertation Series Committee of the American Society of Missiology (ASM). In June 2008, he was elected to the office of 2nd vice-president of ASM. He is currently finishing a book for the ASM Series, published by Orbis Books, entitled Miracles, Missions, & American Pentecostalism.

April 2006—Dr. Gary B. McGee, AGTS professor of church history, appeared on PBS's national television show Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Sunday, April 30. The show featured a story on the 100th anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival. Read/Watch the story.

March 2008Gary McGee honored for lifetime achievement


  • "More Than Evangelical: The Challenge of the Evolving Identity of the Assemblies of God." Church, Identity, and Change: Theology and Denominational Structures in Unsettled Times, David A. Roozen and James R. Nieman, eds. (Eerdmans, 2005)
  • Two-volume This Gospel Shall Be Preached (1986, 1989), a history of the Assemblies of God foreign missions
  • How Sweet the Sound: God’s Grace for Suffering Christians (1994)
  • Encountering Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Introduction by A. Scott Moreau, Gary B. McGee, Gary R. Corwin
  • Articles in numerous journals and periodicals, including
    • Church History
    • International Bulletin of Missionary Research
    • Missiology
    • Missionalia
    • Pneuma
    • Assemblies of God Heritage
    • Enrichment
    • Pentecostal Evangel
  • Articles in
    • Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, ed. Gerald H. Anderson (Macmillan 1998) including "Abrams, Minnie F.," "Hodges, Melvin Lyle," "Lindsay, Gordon, and Freda Theresa," "Luce, Alice Eveline," "Parham, Charles Fox," "Pethrus, Lewi," "Poysti, Nikolai," and "Voroneaff, Ivan Efimovich."
    • Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, ed. Scott Moreau (Baker 2000) including "Evangelical Movement," "Pentecostal Missions," and "Pentecostal Movement."
    • The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, ed. by Stanley M. Burgess (Zondervan 2002) including "Initial Evidence," "India," "Missions, Overseas (N. American Pentecostal)," and "Signs and Wonders."
    • Dictionary of Asian Christianity, ed. Scott W. Sunquist, article: "Pentecostalism," (Eerdmans 2001.
Editorial Experience
  • Co-editor of Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (1988)
  • Co-editor Signs and Wonders in Ministry Today (1996)
  • Editor of Initial Evidence: Historical and Biblical Perspectives on the Pentecostal Doctrine of Spirit Baptism (1991),
  • Membership on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions (1998).


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PowerPoint Presentations
  • Audio and PDF Lecture: Bible and Theology Departmental Lectureship, September 26, 2002, "The Calcutta Revival of 1907 and the Reformulation of Charles F. Parham's ‘Bible Evidence’ Doctrine," 2:30 p.m. in the chapel. The earliest Pentecostals believed that God bestowed unlearned languages on the Spirit-baptized for missionary evangelism. This paper examines events in Calcutta that led Pentecostals to revise their understanding of the function of tongues and view the experience as prayer in the Spirit. This event was open to the entire AGTS community. Read his lecture (PDF, Download Help). Hear his lecture. Photo of Carey Baptist Chapel, Calcutta, India.
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