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AGTS Press Release: AGTS Appoints New Academic Dean

Press Release Date: January 14, 2003
Contact: Jennifer Hall
Phone: (417) 268-1019
Fax: (417) 268-1001

AGTS appoints new academic dean: Dr. Joseph L. Castleberry

Springfield, MO.– The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary has appointed Dr. Joseph L. Castleberry to the office of academic dean. An installation service for the new academic dean will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS.

Throughout Castleberry’s career, he has divided his time between church ministry and theological education. He has been a missionary under general appointment with the Assemblies of God World Missions since 1988 serving in El Salvador and Ecuador. As the founding director of The Freedom Valley Project in Carpuela, Ecuador, he established the first Evangelical church among the African-American people of the Chota Valley, Ecuador.

Castleberry has had pastoral experience both in the United States and in Ecuador. He served as academic vice president for the AG Biblical Seminary in Quito, Ecuador (1997-2001) and was the associate dean for curriculum development at Global University of the Assemblies of God, School of Graduate Studies (1995-1997). He was also the associate dean for Latin America, Global University of the Assemblies of God, School of Bible and Theology (1993-1994). Castleberry earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Evangel University in 1983. He earned the Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J., in 1988; a Doctor of Education in International Education Development with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University, New York, N.Y. in 1999.

Castleberry comes to Springfield with his wife Kathleen and their three daughters, Jessica, Jodi, and Sophie.

Updated: Friday, December 4, 2009 11:14 AM


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