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AGTS News: Intercultural studies cohort is a veritable Who's Who of notable participants

A recent Intercultural Studies class led by professor and missionary Dr. Beth Grant.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.––Missionaries to far-flung locales and denominational leaders are just a sampling of the remarkable individuals participating in the Intercultural Studies doctoral cohort at AGTS this year.

As a missionary to Harlem, New York, Mimsie Robinson also pastors a bilingual church that reaches West Africans. He hails from the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God (a fellowship the Assemblies of God made historic reconciliation with in 2014). Other cohort missionaries include Crystal Reece, a United Pentecostal Church missionary to Tonga; Rocco Ditrolio, a AGWM missionary in Argentina; Steve Entsminger, a AGWM missionary to Spain and Deborah Seler who, with her husband, are directors of CINCEL, a language and cultural training center in Costa Rica.

Rounding out the Who’s Who is Murray Cornelius—executive director of Missions for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

The Intercultural Studies cohorts are a mixture of Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies and Doctor of Missiology participants.

Students joining the cohort in July include Thian Nun Piang, a Burmese national; Liau Qui-Lin, a Malaysian who ministers in a multi-cultural situation and John Maracle, an Executive Presbyter of the US AG representing ‘Other’ Ethnic groups. Maracle himself is a Mohawk and holds citizenship in the United States, Canada and the Mohawk Nation.

Looking to maximize your ministry within a diverse and stimulating community of peers? Learn more about a Master of Arts or Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at AGTS.



Updated: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:21 AM

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