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Mark Hausfeld
Professor of Urban and Islamic Studies
2007–2008 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions

BA: Evangel University
MDiv: (Missions and Pastoral Counseling) Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
DMin: (Missions) Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Thesis: Developing Urban Ministry Curricula for the Carlson Institute: A Shared Christian Praxis

Dr. Mark Hausfeld (M.Div. 1983) currently serves as the president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. His is also director of the Center for Islamic Studies at AGTS. Dr. Hausfeld is co-author of Silk Road Stories and frequently speaks at conferences around the world.


Byron D. Klaus
Professor of Intercultural Leadership Studies

BS: Bethany Bible College
MRE: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
DMin: Fuller Theological Seminary

Thesis: Southern California College: A Plan for Ministerial Formation

Dr. Klaus retired as AGTS president July 2015, completing 16 years of shaping servant leaders, who in turn, have influenced tens of thousands of people around the world. Prior to coming to AGTS, Dr. Klaus served over 20 years as vice president for Latin America ChildCare, a child development ministry serving over 80,000 children in 21 nations. His commitment to leadership development has allowed him to impact leaders in over 50 nations.


DeLonn Rance
Director of Intercultural Doctoral Studies
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
Chair of the Global Missions Department
2008–2009 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions

BA: Bethany College (now Bethany University)
MA: (Missions) Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
MA: (Leadership) Vanguard University
PhD: (Intercultural Studies) Fuller Theological Seminary
Doctor Honoris Causa: Universidad Cristiana de las Asambleas De Dios (El Salvador)

Dissertation: The Empowered Call: the Activity of the Holy Spirit in Salvadoran Assemblies of God Missionaries

Dr. Rance (AGTS MA 1983) has 25 years of missionary experience in El Salvador and Latin America with emphasis on the training and sending of missionaries from the majority world.


Paul Lewis
Admissions and Program Coordinator, Intercultural Doctoral Studies

BA: (Antiquities and History) Southwest Missouri State University
MDiv: (Missions) Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
MA: (History) Southwest Missouri State University
PhD: (Religion-Concentration in Theology) Baylor University

Dissertation: "Value Formation and the Holy Spirit in the Theologies of Thomas C. Oden, Jürgen Moltmann, and J. Rodman Williams"

Dr. Lewis (AGTS M.Div 1988) served for four years in international student ministries (after years of pastoral and Chi Alpha campus ministry roles), and from 1995 to 2006 served in Northern Asia, and from 2006 to 2012 was the Academic Dean of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary. His is committed to a holistic integration of theology and missions.


Warren Newberry
Adjunct Professor

BA: (Religion) Vanguard University of Southern California
MA: (Cultural anthropology) Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
DTh: (Missiology) University of South Africa

Dissertation: Major Missiological Motifs in North American Classical Pentecostal Missions

Dr. Newberry (AGTS MA 1985) is a 41-year missionary to Malawi, Jamaica, Bosnia, Belize and other countries.


Johan Mostert
Professor of Community Psychology

BS: (Psychology) Bethany Bible College
BA: (Psychology) University of South Africa
BA: Hons (Psychology) Stellenbosch University
MA: (Psychology) University of South Africa
SMP: (Senior Management programme) Graduate School of Management, University of Pretoria
DPhil: (Psychology) University of Pretoria

Thesis: “The Psychodynamics of Pastoral Ministry: a Pastoral-Psychological Investigation”

Dr. Mostert, a native of South Africa, has 20 years of experience in compassion ministries. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on local-church response to the global AIDS pandemic and travels frequently as a speaker and project consultant for faith-based development agencies.




JoAnn Butrin
Adjunct Professor

RN: Geisinger Medical Center. Danville, Pennsylvania
BS: Evangel University
MS: Penn State University
PhD: University of Minnesota.

Dissertation: The Experience of Culturally Diverse Nurse-Client Encounters

Dr. Butrin served as a medical missionary in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) for 14 years and as the director of AGWM HealthCare Ministries for nine. She is currently the director of International Ministries for AGWM.


Joe Castleberry
Adjunct Professor
President: Northwest Univeristy

BA: (Biblical Studies) Evangel University
MDiv: (New Testament) Princeton Theological Seminary
EdD: (International Educational Development with concentration in Higher Education Administration) Columbia University

Dissertation: It's Not Just For Ignorant People Anymore: The Future Impact of University Graduates on the Development of the Ecuadorian Assemblies of God

Dr. Castleberry has 18 years of missionary experience in Latin America in the areas of academics, pastoral ministry and community development. He is a former academic dean of AGTS and the president of Northwest University.


Beth Grant
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

BS: (Christian Education) Central Bible College
MA: (Cultural Anthropology) Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
PhD: (Intercultural Education) Biola University, School of Intercultural Studies,

Theological Education in India: Leadership Development for the Indian or Western Church?

Dr. Grant (AGTS MA 1979) has served with her husband as an Assemblies of God missionary to India and Eurasia for 32 years. She and her husband are the co-directors of Project Rescue, a ministry to survivors of sex trafficking. She has also served as the chairperson for the Network for Women in Ministry for the AG since 1999. In 2009 she became the first women elected to the Executive Presbytery of the national AG USA.


Dr. Johnson
2006–2007 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions
Adjunct Professor

University of Washington
BA: (Pastoral Ministry) Northwest University
MA: (Biblical Literature), Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
MA: (Leadership) Azusa Pacific University
PhD: Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (University of Wales)

Dissertation: Leadership in a Bangkok Slum: An Ethnography of Thai Urban Poor in the Lang Wat Pathum Wanaram Community

Since beginning his missionary career in Thailand in 1986, Dr. Johnson has distinguished himself as one of the brightest thinkers in Pentecostal missions.


Ivan Satyavrata
2009–2010 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions

BTh: Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, India
BD: Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India
MTh: Regent College, Vancouver, Canada
PhD: The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, U.K. [British Open University]

Thesis: "God has not left Himself without Witness": A Critical Examination of the 'Fulfilment' Concept in the Christian Understanding of Other Religions in Indian Christian Thought, with special reference to the Contribution of Krishna Mohan Banerjea and Sadhu Sundar Singh to Protestant Fulfilment Theology.

Dr. Satyavrata leads the AG church and its network of ministries in Kolkata, India, founded by the late Mark Buntain. These ministries includes a hospital, medical services and a school system for thousands of students.


Charles E. Self
Associate Professor of Church History

BA, MA & PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
MA, Graduate Theological Union

While Dr. Self’s academic specialty is history, God has gifted him in multiple areas. Prior to his joining the faculty at AGTS, he served for 30 years in various pastoral roles—including senior pastor—and concurrently taught for 28 years.


Annette Newberry
Associate Professor of Pentecostal History and Missions
Dissertation Final Copy Editor

AA: Orange Coast College
BS, Diploma : Southwestern Assemblies of God University
DMin, MDiv & MA:  Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Major Project: General Epistles: Faith for Turbulent Times: A Discovery Series Textbook Designed for  Bible Colleges in Africa


Anita L. Koeshall
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
2010–2011 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions

BS: Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin
MA: Intercultural Studies, BIOLA University
PhD: Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

Dissertation: Toward a Theory of Dynamic Asymmetry and Redeemed Power: A Case Study of Reflexive Agents in German Pentecostal Churches


Marvin G. Gilbert
DAIS Project Coordinator
Associate Professor of Intercultural Education and Research

BA: Central Bible College
MS: Central Missouri State University
DEd: Texas Tech University

Dissertation: Variables in the decision by Assemblies of God pastors to counsel or refer

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