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Dr. H. Robert Rhoden to Speak at 33rd Annual AGTS Commencement

Contact: Jennifer Hall, Promotions Coordinator
Phone: (417) 268-1024
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Springfield, Mo.—April 10, 2006—Dr. H. Robert Rhoden will deliver the keynote address at the 33rd annual commencement of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. at Central Assembly of God, 1301 Boonville Avenue, Springfield, Mo. The seminary will award degrees, including Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts, to 113 graduates from 31 states and nine foreign countries.

Dr. Rhoden is superintendent (1991-present) of the Potomac District Council of the Assemblies of God (AG), Gainesville, Va. He oversees more than 300 churches and 900 credentialed ministers and is the Executive Presbyter for the Northeast Region of the General Council of the AG. He has ministered as an evangelist and held various pastoral positions in Pennsylvania and Illinois. In 1969, he and his wife, Joan, planted West End AG in Richmond, Va., a church that has mothered five churches in Richmond and built 18 churches in other nations. Rhoden is an author, writing for the development of pastors and church leaders. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and philosophy from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa.; a Master of Arts degree in New Testament from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.; and a Doctor of Ministry from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.

A public Doctor of Ministry symposium will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006, at 12:30 p.m. in the AGTS chapel. Graduates will present summaries of their doctoral projects which embody field research from the participants’ own ministry contexts. Topics include:

  • indigenous church principles for Native American leaders
  • encouraging the postmodern generation to lives of prayer
  • multi-ethnic urban church planting
  • workplace missions in the majority world
  • mentoring models for developing morally and spiritually strong local church leaders
  • and more (past projects are available at the AGTS library)

AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries. Classes are offered in Springfield, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Kirkland, Wash.; and Phoenixville, Pa. A variety of flexible class formats include online classes, distance learning, week-long modules and weekend classes. Through the Degree Completion Program, students at the Springfield campus can earn a degree by attending classes one night a week for 18 months. For more information visit or call 1-800-467-AGTS.


Updated: Friday, December 4, 2009 10:59 AM


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