Three graduates from the AGTS branch in Florida—(highlighted
left to right) Arden Adamson (Wisconsin-Northern Michigan District), Terry
Yancey (Kansas District) and Steven Brown (South Carolina District)—join
five other AGTS alumni who are district superintendents.
- 2004, Roger Brumbalow, Georgia
- 2004, Robert Cook,
- 1988, Donald Gifford,
- 1986, Daniel York,
- 1979, Steve Tourville, Pennsylvania-Delaware
Doctor of Ministry
Faye Tidwell was
presented with the
first Leader Worth
during the D.Min.
The Legacy Award: D.V. Hurst
Award recipient D.V. Hurst is president emeritus at Asia Theological
Centre for Evangelism and Missions,Singapore.
D.V. Hurst was born
in Annandale, Minnesota, in 1923. He graduated from North Central
University in 1944 and from the University of Sioux Falls in
1947. He earned a Master of Arts in Education degree from Drury
University in 1958.
Early in his ministry, Hurst served churches
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He taught
at North Central University from 1947 to 1950. From 1951 to 1966,
he served the AG’s national Sunday School Department
and was secretary of the AG Radio Department and narrator for the Revivaltime
broadcast. He was the president of Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington,
from 1966 to 1990 and has served as president of Asia Theological Centre for
Evangelism and Missions in Singapore for the past 10 years.
to AGTS, D. V. Hurst served as the chairman of the “For
Such a Time” capital campaign, which raised $6.2 million to build the
The Legacy Award honors persons whose service on behalf of AGTS is worthy of
Alumnus of the Year: Capt. Olric R. Wilkins,
Olric R. Wilkins, class of 1984, assumed his current position
as command chaplain, Marine Corps Combat Development Command,
Quantico, Virginia, in June 2004. Before that, he was deputy
director of Operational Ministries, Norfolk, Virginia.
A native of the Virgin Islands, Wilkins earned the Master of
Divinity from AGTS and attended postgraduate school at the University
of Texas at Austin.
Wilkins was command chaplain aboard the USS
Nashville (LPD-13); assistant command chaplain, Naval Air Station,
Oceana; assistant director of pastoral care, Portsmouth Naval
Hospital; and command chaplain, USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC-20).
decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy
Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, the Joint
Meritorious Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, two National
Defense Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Southwest
Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces Medal, the NATO Medal and
the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Wilkins is married to the former
Angela Alsberry of Strasburg, Virginia.