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Winter 2005 Rapport: Development Outlook

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Paul F. Martinez
Director of Development
and Alumni Services

Second Annual Alumni Phonathon a Great Success!

On September 13 and 14, 32 students called alumni to raise support for the AGTS Alumni Annual Fund.

This fund provides the tools necessary to build a quality learning environment—computers and printers in the student lab; video projection systems in the classrooms; and books, periodicals and other resources in the library.

In addition, the Annual Fund provides direct and indirect scholarships for every student. The cost of educating each AGTS student is over $12,000 annually. Tuition covers approximately $8,000 of this amount. The rest comes from general and district council support, monthly church donations and alumni contributions.

We appreciate each alumnus who made a commitment this year, as we were able to exceed last year’s phonathon giving by over 32%. The total amount committed this year was $14,750!

If you have yet to make a contribution, you can use your credit card online at or contact the Development Office at (417) 268-1012.

Representatives for Church Partnerships Join Development Team
Reverend Allen and Darlene Palm

Reverend Allen and Darlene Palm recently joined the AGTS development team to serve as representatives for church partnerships. Al and Darlene will support and strengthen the partnerships between the seminary and Assemblies of God churches around the country.

They served as pastors for 28 years at Arvin Assembly of God in Arvin, California. Prior to his pastorate at the church, Al was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force.

In 1958, Al was devastated when he did not qualify for the Air Force’s pilot training program. After he had spent an intense period seeking God, the Air Force changed its position and accepted him. Since that time, Matthew 6:33 has been a hallmark verse for Al as he has seen God move continuously in his life and in his ministry. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (NIV).

They have three children, one of whom, Dr. Melody Palm, serves as assistant professor of psychology and counseling at AGTS.

AGTS is grateful for the wealth of wisdom, experience and love Al and Darlene bring to the Development Office. Churches who partner with the seminary will experience that love as they get to know the Palms.

Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:03 PM


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