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Byron D. Klaus

Professor of Intercultural Leadership Studies


BS, Bethany Bible College
MRE, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Klaus served as president of AGTS from 1999–July 2015. Previously he served for 20 years on the faculty and administration at Vanguard University of Southern California. While at Vanguard University, Dr. Klaus also served as vice president for Latin America Child Care (LACC), a child development ministry serving over 80,000 children in 21 nations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to serving at Vanguard, he served at churches in California, Texas and Illinois.

His commitment to leadership development in growing churches around the world has taken him to preach and to develop leaders in over 50 nations in the world. Dr. Klaus’ scholarly work includes publications and books published by Baker Book House, Moody Press, Logion Press, Regal Books, Hendrickson Publishers, Regnum Books International and Routledge Publishers. He is coeditor of Called and Empowered: Pentecostal Mission in Global Perspective and The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion Made to Travel.

"The words passive and leadership cannot be used in the same sentence. Twenty-first century leaders gravitate to desperate need and global vision. As president at AGTS I'm committed to a seminary where students are led to humbly serve and confidently trust the Spirit's empowerment."

"For over 30 years, my ministry has focused on teaching the Bible, training leaders for ministry and advocating for the poor in the most desperate places on earth. As president of AGTS, I joyfully serve an effort that is replicating this passion on emerging leaders who will far surpass my effectiveness in these areas of ministry." — Byron Klaus

Message from President Byron D. Klaus

The march into the 21st century is a journey toward incredible challenges. A future marked by increased worldwide violence, uncertain economies, and the full impact of globalization signals daunting changes for us all. But for the Church empowered and led by the Spirit, the words of Jehovah God recorded by the prophet Isaiah give hope confidence.

“I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, Here am I, here am I.” (Isaiah 65:1, NIV)

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Podcast: That's the Way I See It

Thirty-second spots recorded on society, the Bible and the church’s role in today’s world.

Prez Release

An email commentary by AGTS president, Byron Klaus. Each issue contains thoughts on society, the Bible, and the role of the church in today's world. In addition, Byron recommends helpful resources. The Prez Release can also be downloaded as a small PDF file.

PTHB 945 Introduction to Missional Ministry in a Post-modern Culture

Seminarian’s Conference 2011

PTH 908  Leading Missional Ministry

Foundations of Biblical Theology (BTHB-529)

SEU Resources (PMIN 5633)

AG Chaplaincy Conference—June 2014


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