News: McGee Examines the Role of Tongues Among Early Pentecostals
B. McGee, AGTS distinguished professor of church
history and Pentecostal studies, was inaugurated as distinguished
professor on Wednesday, September 13, 2006. His inaugural
lecture was entitled "'Brought into the Sphere of
the Supernatural': How Speaking in Tongues Empowered
to McGee's Inaugural Lecture: "'Brought
into the Sphere of the Supernatural': How Speaking in Tongues
Empowered Early Pentecostals."
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About Dr. Gary B. McGee
known for his research on early Pentecostalism and Pentecostal
missions, Dr. McGee serves as distinguished professor of church
history and Pentecostal studies at Assemblies of God Theological
Seminary. He is a graduate of Central Bible College (B.A.),
Concordia Seminary (M.A.R.), Missouri State University (M.A.),
and Saint Louis University (Ph.D.). His teaching ministry began
at Open Bible College, Des Moines, Iowa, after which he joined
the faculty of Central Bible College. Since 1984 he has taught
at AGTS and at various ministerial training institutions overseas.
McGee’s family came into the Pentecostal movement after
his maternal grandmother was converted in an Aimee Semple McPherson
evangelistic campaign in Canton, Ohio in 1921. The family became
faithful members of Bethel Temple Assembly of God in Canton.
He received ordination from the Iowa District Council in 1969.
in Assemblies of God world missions led to his doctoral dissertation,
later published as This Gospel Shall Be Preached: A History
and Theology of Assemblies of God Foreign Missions to 1959 .
Among his other books are Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic
Movements (co-edited with S. M. Burgess) and most recently People
of the Spirit: The Assemblies of God and Introducing
World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (with
A. S. Moreau and G. R. Corwin). McGee has published many articles
and is a contributing editor to the International Bulletin
of Missionary Research . In 1992, he served as Senior Mission
Scholar-in-Residence at the Overseas Ministries Study Center
in New Haven, Connecticut and as a Yale Research Fellow at Yale
University. His work on Pentecostal missions led to his involvement
in the International Roman Catholic and Classical Pentecostal
and Alice McGee reside in Springfield, Missouri, and attend Evangel
Temple Christian Center. They have two daughters, Angela Brim
and Catherine McGee, and two delightful grandchildren.
The pulpit in use during the inauguration is from the
Swedish Free Mission in Moorhead, Minnesota. This congregation
sent the first Pentecostal missionaries from North America, Mary
Johnson and Ida Anderson. They arrived in Durban, South Africa
in January, 1905, one and a half years before the Azusa Street
awakening. This pulpit’s permanent home is the Khoo Kay
Peng World Prayer Center on the upper level of AGTS.
Monday, October 16, 2006 12:13 PM