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DeLonn Rance

Director of Intercultural Doctoral Studies
Global Missions Department Chairperson
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
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 MDiv 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.




Marvin G. Gilbert

DAIS Project Coordinator
Associate Professor of Intercultural Education and Research

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

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



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