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Byron D. Klaus

Professor of Intercultural Leadership Studies


417.268.1010

Education

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

Bio

After serving as AGTS president for 15 years (1999-2015), Dr. Klaus continues to teach courses at AGTS and returned to ChildHope (formerly known as Latin America ChildCare, LACC), as a vice-president. Additionally, he provides consulting services to various organizations. Prior to his years of service to AGTS, he served for 20 years on the faculty and administration at Vanguard University of Southern California. While at Vanguard University, Dr. Klaus also served as vice president for Latin America Child Care (LACC), a child development ministry serving over 80,000 children in 21 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to serving at Vanguard, he served at churches in California, Texas, and Illinois.

His commitment to leadership development in growing churches around the world has taken him to preach and to develop leaders in over 50 nations in the world. Dr. Klaus’ scholarly work includes publications and books published by Baker Book House, Moody Press, Logion Press, Regal Books, Hendrickson Publishers, Regnum Books International, and Routledge Publishers. He is coeditor of Called and Empowered: Pentecostal Mission in Global Perspective and The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion Made to Travel.

“The words passive and leadership cannot be used in the same sentence. Twenty-first century leaders gravitate to desperate need and global vision. I’m committed to a seminary where students are led to humbly serve and confidently trust the Spirit’s empowerment.”

“For over 30 years, my ministry has focused on teaching the Bible, training leaders for ministry, and advocating for the poor in the most desperate places on earth. I joyfully serve an effort that is replicating this passion on emerging leaders who will far surpass my effectiveness in these areas of ministry.”