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Press Releases: Stephen Lim Named Academic Dean

Contact: Jennifer Hall, Promotions Coordinator
Phone: (417) 268-1024
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Springfield, Mo.—September 4, 2007—
On August 15, 2007, Dr. Stephen Lim assumed the role of acting academic dean for the 2007-2008 academic year at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS).

After more than 30 years of effective pastoral ministry in multicultural settings and 7 years as professor of leadership and ministry at AGTS, Dr. Lim brings his considerable arsenal of gifts and skills to bear as academic dean. He spent more than 27 years guiding one fledgling church to maturity. Along the way, he has served as a college and seminary instructor and a denominational leader with service on Northern California-Nevada district presbytery and the Bethany College (now Bethany University) board of trustees. He currently is a general presbyter of the Assemblies of God, representing Chinese-American churches.

“AGTS is committed to academically vigorous and relevant education,” said AGTS President Byron D. Klaus. “Steve Lim brings the academic skill and ministry sense necessary to effectively serve AGTS and its mission.”

Lim earned a B.S. from University of California, Berkley, and an M.Div. and D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He follows former academic dean Dr. Joseph Castleberry who resigned in May 2007 to assume the role of president at Northwest University of the Assemblies of God, in Kirkland, Wash.

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Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007 11:52 AM


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