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Richard Hammar, AGTS Adjunct Professor, Named One of 50 Most Influential Christians in America

AGTS is offering a seminar on "Legal Issues for Churches & Clergy" taught by Dr. Hammar August 29-30, 2003. Find out more.

The following news item appeared in the AG NEWS #805: February 12, 2003. AG News is an e-newsletter put out by the Assemblies of God ( To subscribe send an email to:


Although not a household name among Assemblies of God laypeople, Richard Hammar, the legal counselor for the Assemblies of God headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, was named one of the 50 most influential Christians in America in the January 2003 edition of the ChurchExecutive magazine.

Hammar's influence crosses all denominational lines as he is one of the nation's top legal experts on church law. His "Church Law and Tax Report" is required reading by leadership in many denominations. According to ChurchExecutive, most churches in America operate based on Hammar's interpretation of the law.

"I was taken totally by surprise when I was informed of this recognition," Hammar said. "But it demonstrates something I tell my 4th grade Sunday school class every week—if you place God first in your life, and do your very best to use the talents He has given you, there is no limit to what you can do."

Updated: Thursday, August 7, 2003 2:02 PM


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