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Springfield, Mo.—October 13, 2010—Drs. John and Anita Koeshall were inaugurated as the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary's (AGTS) 2010-2011 J. Philip Hogan Professors of World Missions on September 8, 2010.
The Koeshalls have been involved in ministry to university students since the 1960s. They have pioneered university ministries in Wisconsin and Germany and have trained university ministry leaders in Europe, Asia and Africa. Presently, Anita is the commissioner for the University Ministries Network, an AG World Missions commission with the mandate to resource and empower student ministry around the world.
Since 2002, Anita has taught new missionaries in the U.S., Europe and Central Asia to exegete culture and develop ministry strategies.
John earned an M.A. from AGTS in 1990 and a Ph.D. from Biola University. Anita earned a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Over this coming year, the Koeshall's will present a series of three lectures entitled "Ecclesiology-To-Go: 'Being Church' and the Missiological Task." Listen to or read the first two of these lectures and future lectures at http://www.agts.edu/link/koeshall.
The J. Philip Hogan Chair of World Missions at AGTSis an endowed professorship that honors the missionary leadership of this distinguished former executive director of AGWM. As a partnership between AGTS and AGWM, it calls on today's missionaries and scholars to continue in the heritage of thoughtful, incisive and Spirit-led missiology that Brother Hogan's ministry left us. A leading missiologist is invited annually to fill the chair in order to explore new dimensions in missiology through teaching, research and writing. Special thanks are due to AGWM, the Hyllberg Memorial Fund, Philip and Virginia Hogan and others who have contributed to the endowment of the Chair.
AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries. Degrees offered include a Ph.D./BT, Ph.D./ICS, D.Min., D.Miss., M.Div. and four M.A.s. Classes are offered in Springfield, Mo.; Sacramento and Scotts Valley, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Kirkland, Wash.; Orlando,Fla.; and Phoenixville, Pa. In addition to traditional classes, a variety of alternative class formats include online classes, independent studies, week-long modules and weekend classes. For more information visit http://www.agts.edu or call 1-800-467-AGTS. .