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Press Releases: AGTS president serves 10 years

Contact: Elizabeth Danalds, Promotions Office
Phone: (417) 268-1019
Fax: (417) 268-1001; ATTN: Elizabeth Danalds

Springfield, Mo.—Februrary 20, 2009—The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) recently honored Dr. Byron D. Klaus for 10 years of service.

Dr. Klaus is the longest serving full-time president of AGTS. He was named president of AGTS in 1999, after 20 years on the administration and faculty of Vanguard University in Southern California. Prior to Vanguard, he was the vice president for Latin America ChildCare (LACC), a child development ministry serving over 80,000 children in 21 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. His commitment to leadership development in growing churches around the world has taken him to preach and teach national leaders in over 50 nations.

Klaus’ scholarly work includes publications in numerous journals and books published by Moody Press, Logion Press, Regal Books, Hendrickson Publishers and Regnum Books International. He
co-edited The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion Made to Travel which International Bulletin of Missionary Research recognized as one of the top 15 mission publications.

A gifted global visionary leader, preacher, educator, missiologist and writer, Klaus has brought a depth of leadership and collaboration to AGTS that encourages growth, change and development. During his ten years at AGTS, Klaus has led in the development of two new doctoral programs, the Doctor of Missiology and the Ph. D. in Intercultural Studies. Deeply respected and appreciated by his peers, Klaus has taken the credibility of AGTS to a higher level among other ATS accredited seminaries and the global community, resulting in opportunities not previously available to the seminary.

A dinner was held on February 18 in Klaus’ honor. Members of the AGTS Board of Directors, faculty and staff attended the event. Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God made a special presentation.

AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries. For more information about AGTS, contact Elizabeth Danalds (417-268-1019 or or visit


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