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AGTS and AG Chaplaincy Ministries Honor Veterans at Luncheon with Dave Roever

Contact: Susan Starkey, Administrative Assistant to the President
Phone: (417) 268-1010
Email: president@agts.edu
Fax: (417) 268-1001; ATTN: Susan Starkey

Springfield, Mo.—March 14, 2006—The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) and Chaplaincy Ministries of the Assemblies of God will host a luncheon in honor of American military veterans Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Noon at the Clarion Hotel in Springfield, Mo. (3333 S. Glenstone Ave.).

Featured guests include a brass quintet, led by Dr. Mike Kolstad, associate professor of music at Evangel University, Springfield, Mo., and Vietnam Veteran Dave Roever (photos at left).

In July 1969, while serving as a Brown Water Black Beret with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, Dave Roever was severely burned when a white phosphorus grenade exploded in his hand. He was thought to be dead. But due to his faith in God and the faithful love of his wife Brenda, Roever survived, undergoing 14 surgeries at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Barely having left the hospital, Roever began his speaking career in Texas, and from there has traveled all over the U.S.A. and to many nations. As he shares his riveting story with skill and humor, listeners cry as they laugh, being inspired and motivated to overcome their own tragedies.

In a moving ceremony on November 1, 2003, 34 years after his initial injury in Vietnam, Roever was awarded the Purple Heart as well as other service medals.
American military veterans are invited to attend free of charge but space is limited. Call Susan Starkey at 417-268-1010 to reserve tickets by Tuesday, March 21. For promotional photographs email jhall@agts.edu.
AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries.

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Updated: Friday, December 4, 2009 11:05 AM

 

 
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