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Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching

The Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching—named for the Seminary’s first executive vice president and a premier Pentecostal preacher—exists to serve the students of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University, the broader Pentecostal movement, and the universal church in the area of preaching. We aim to produce women and men of God who rightly handle God’s Word and effectively engage in gospel proclamation.

Through the curriculm of AGTS’s practical ministry degree programs, students interact with and learn from scholar-practitioners who not only study the art of preaching, but continue to regularly engage in pulpit ministry. Within the context of this program, students learn to develop clear, Christ-centered sermons used to communicate the truth of God’s word.  Graduates of the Seminary’s preaching program currently serve as lead pastors, associate pastors, denominational leaders, university professors, military chaplains, conference speakers, and lay ministers.

To learn more or become involved with the Center for Biblical Preaching, contact:

Daniel I. Morrison, Ph.D. (Candidate)
Director, Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching
morrisond@evangel.edu | 417-865-2815, ext. 8894

C.C. Burnett

Cordas C. Burnett was born in Mounds, Ill., February 6, 1911. He grew up in Granite City, Ill. As a young man he felt the call of God upon his life for service, and began to preach as a teenager. He married Dorothy Talley in 1937 and they had two daughters, Barbara Hughes and Marilyn Abplanalp.

His pastoral ministry began in 1935. In 1948 he began teaching at Central Bible College, Springfield, Mo., where he later served as Vice-President. The Assemblies of God appointed him National Secretary of Education in 1958, before he became President of Bethany Bible College, Santa Cruz, Calif. When the AG Graduate School (now AGTS) opened its doors in 1973, Dr. Burnett served as Executive Vice-President, until his death in 1975.