AGTS does this by training leaders who come to us from all over the world and go back to win their nations for Christ, like Jean Pawentaore Ouedraogo. Some students, like Daisuke (M.Div. 2009) and Yoriko (M.A. 1999) Yabuki (above, left), stay and reach Americans shrouded by curtains of unfamiliar culture and religion. The Yabukis are the first AG missionaries from Japan to the United States and have seen many people saved through an international ministry here in Springfield.
AGTS trains new missionaries like Greg Aikens, a blind student who had pledged never to be pigeonholed into ministry to others with disabilities and who answered a new call while at AGTS to that very group in the restrictive nations of Central Asia. Or Coalson Lacey (above, right), a veterinarian from Texas with nine short-term missions experiences under his belt. He now envisions an unprecedented ministry that would bring veterinary missions into third-world countries, caring for the economic backbone of local communities while offering the life-changing message of the gospel. AGTS also adds to the training of experienced missionaries through the Doctor of Missiology and Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies programs.
AGTS also extends its global impact by sending out its own faculty and administration. DeLonn Rance, Mark Hausfeld, Beth Grant, President Byron Klaus, Edgar Lee, Johan Mostert, Ray Gannon, Warren and Annette Newberry, and Jay and Cheryl Taylor all have thriving ministries overseas.