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Summer 2007 Rapport: Development OUtlook

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Pillar of the Faith

AGTS has chosen to honor men and women who have dedicated their lives to serve Jesus Christ and have followed the call of God in ministry, missions and the training of ministers. We acknowledge their generous contribution to AGTS and its mission to shape servant leaders. The Pillars of the Faith initiative is a symbolic and meaningful way to honor these individuals.

Persons being honored have been nominated by the president and approved by the Board of Directors in addition to meeting the following qualifications:

  • Dedicated the majority of his or her life to significant full-time ministry in the AG.

  • At least 65 years of age; a deceased person may be honored posthumously.

  • An endowment gift of $25,000 or more to AGTS in honor of the minister.

These and future honorees will be acknowledged prominently on a pillar located outside the AGTS Prayer Chapel.

Initial Honorees
Philip Bongiorno
Philip Bongiorno Scholarship
Cordas C. Burnett
Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching
Charles Hackett
Charles Hackett Center for Pastoral Leadership
J. Philip Hogan
J. Philip Hogan Chairof World Missions
Arthur Klaus
Arthur Klaus Preaching Scholarship
Edgar R. Lee
Edgar R. Lee DoubleHonors Scholarship
Anthony D. Palma
Anthony D. Palma Scholarship
Del Tarr
Del Tarr Missions Scholarship
More about these honorees, their stories and the scholarships that have been endowed, will be available at soon.
What Can I Do?


an individual who fits the criteria to be a Pillar of the Faith honoree. This person may be a family member, professor or minister whom you desire to honor in this venue.


others to contribute. The $25,000 endowment gift does not necessarily have to come from one individual. Several individuals can contribute toward an endowment.


either with a one-time gift or a monthly gift toward an endowment in the name of the individual you wish to honor as a Pillar of the Faith.


funds to the endowment through your estate planning.

Other Opportunities for Recognition

Champions of the Faith
Current ministry leaders under 65 years of age who serve as models of Pentecostal leadership worth emulating

Communities of the Faith
Churches that have invested to ensure that the legacy of Pentecostal faith is transferred to subsequent generations

Heroes of the Faith
Lay leaders whose service in professional and public settings and to the church merits recognition as an example of Spirit-filled life

For more information call Paul Martinez in the AGTS Development Office (417.268.1012) or Dorothea Lotter in the AGTS Institutional & Alumni Relations Office (417.268.1022).

Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:35 PM


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