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
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
Throughout Castleberrys 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.
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