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DeLonn Rance

Director of Intercultural Doctoral Studies
Global Missions Department Chairperson
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 served as an Assemblies of God World Missionary in Latin America since 1984 with 20 years of missionary experience in the country of El Salvador. His ministry emphasis is on the training and sending of missionaries from the majority world.


Paul Lewis

Admissions and Program Coordinator, Intercultural Doctoral Studies
Professor of Historical Theology and Intercultural 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.




Jon Dahlager

DAIS Project CoordinatorAssociate Professor of Intercultural Studies

BA: North Central Bible College
MA: Bethel Theological Seminary
DMin: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Project: Pastors’ Kids in Latin America: An Investigation into the Advantages and Disadvantages of the PK Experience

Dr. Dahlager has served as an Assemblies of God World Missionary in Costa Rica since 1999. He works in various capacities in Costa Rica including working with children by founding and directing the International Network of Ministries for Ministers’ Kids, teaching in Costa Rican Bible School, and advising the National Christian Education department.

Jon also serves the region as the President of the Assemblies of God accrediting institution for ministerial training for Latin America (ATAL). In addition, he coordinated and wrote a nine course youth ministry specialization for all Latin American Bible schools and teaching for the Latin American Advanced School of Theology (ISUM) and the Latin American masters level school Facultad de Teologia.



Valerie Rance

IDS Administrative Assistant

BS: Bethany Bible College (now University)
MA: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
PhD Candidate: Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Valerie Rance (AGTS MA 2009) has served as an Assemblies of God World missionary with her husband DeLonn since 1984. Twenty of those years she worked in the country of El Salvador where she taught in the English department of the Christian University of the AG in San Salvador, worked with the national Missionettes department, and painted murals for King’s Castle Ministries. While DeLonn started the doctoral programs at AGTS, Valerie continued her education finishing a Masters degree in counseling at the Seminary. She is currently a PhD in Intercultural Studies candidate at AGTS, writing on missionary trauma and coping skills.


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