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Visiting Faculty

Richard L. Dresselhaus

Visiting Professor of Preaching

B.A., Luther College
M.A., Wheaton Graduate School
D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Dresselhaus serves the AG as a nonresident executive presbyter. After pastoring for 33 years at San Diego First AG, he began a church consulting ministry, Journey of Hope, which offers wisdom to churches and pastors in difficult situations. He is a frequent contributor to the Pentecostal Evangel and Enrichment.

Raymond L. Gannon

Visiting Professor of Missions and Jewish Studies

B.S., Bethany Bible College
M.A., M.Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Gannon has served as an AG home and foreign missionary for 30 years. He has pioneered churches in California, New York, and Israel.

Wayne H. Lee

Visting Professor of Leadership and Ministry

B.A., Southeasten University
M.Div., D.Min. Asbury Theological Seminary


J. Melvyn Ming

Visiting Professor of Church Leadership

B.A., Vanguard University of Southern California
M.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min., Drew University

A recognized authority in church leadership and management, Dr. Ming has served with distinction as the first director of the AGTS Doctor of Ministry Program, and as a pastor, district official, missionary, and educator. He is a former professor and vice president for academic affairs at Northwest College of the AG, and is a frequent contributor to various denominational publications and a popular teacher and preacher in camps, churches and training events.

M. Annette Newberry

Visiting Professor of Church History and Missions

B.S., Southwestern Assemblies of God University
M.A., M.Div., D.Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Under appointment with the Assemblies of God World Missions, Dr. Newberry served as a missionary/educator in Malawi, Africa, Jamaica, West Indies, and Belize, Central America. In Malawi, Annette was Director of Women’s Ministries and member of the Malawian Literature Committee. Passionate about providing instruction relevant to the local culture, she has been involved in curriculum development, writing of syllabi, and production of educational materials for use by teachers in Malawi, Jamaica and Belize.

Dr. Newberry has taught at Evangel University, Asia Theological Center for Evangelism and Missions, the Caribbean School of Theology and serves as an associate professor (adjunct) of Bible/Theology for Global University. Presently, she teaches Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements and Assemblies of God History and Polity at AGTS. She has a particular interest in the contributions that women have made to the Pentecostal Movement.

Annette has written articles for several denominational publications; coauthored the coursefor Global University, Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance;
and recently written a textbook, A Call to Commitment: the General Epistles, designed for use in African Bible Colleges. 

Teaching and preparing students for ministry is her passion. She is especially interested in helping students understand their Pentecostal heritage in order to meet the challenges of the future.

Lori S. O’Dea

Visiting Professor of Practical Theology

B.S., Southwestern Assemblies of God University
M.Div., D.Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Dr. O’Dea brings to AGTS a wide range of experiences in ministry, having served at multiple staff churches as both an associate pastor and as a teaching pastor. She has an extensive speaking and teaching ministry at retreats, seminars, district events and churches. Dr. O’Dea specializes in small group ministry and team leadership development. She currently serves on the Commission on Discipleship for The General Council of the AG.

Lois Olena

D.Min. Project Coordinator
Editor of
Encounter Journal
Visiting Professor of Practical Theology and Jewish Studies
B.S., Valley Forge Christian College
M.A., Gratz College
D.Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Involved in numerous avenues and positions of church ministry since her youth, Dr. Olena brings a broad spectrum of ministry experience to her role as D.Min. project coordinator, writing instructor and editor of Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry at AGTS. She has published Holocaust curricula and poetry, a chapter on the history of AG race relations in the book We’ve Come This Far: Reflections on the Pentecostal Tradition and Racial Reconciliation, and also the official biography of Dr. Stanley M. Horton, Stanley M. Horton: Shaper of Pentecostal Theology. She also teaches courses in Jewish Studies and Theology at Evangel University and AGTS and serves as Executive Director for the Society for Pentecostal Studies.


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