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AGTS News: Alliance for AG Higher Education awards AGTS community


AG General Superintendent George O. Wood presents Dr. Oss with the Distinguished Educator Award.

The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education recognized several members of the AGTS community during its biennial luncheon on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. These awards honor professors and administrators for distinguishing themselves in the Assemblies of God Fellowship through consistent excellence in scholarship, teaching and/or educational administration. It also recognizes their outstanding contribution and lifetime commitment to postsecondary education in the Assemblies of God.

odeaDr. H. Glynn Hall
Distinguished Administrator Award

Dr. Hall served as the academic dean of AGTS from 1983–1987. In 1986, Hall was interim president before being appointed president of AGTS from 1987–1990. He also served as dean for the School of Graduate Studies at Southwest Assemblies of God University (SAGU) from 1996–2000 and as the associate dean for Institutional Effectiveness at SAGU from 2001–2009.

Dr. Douglas Oss

Distinguished Educator Award

Dr. Oss is AGTS professor of New Testament and biblical theology at AGTS. Prior to joining the seminary, Dr. Oss served as the founding pastor of Capital Church, Salt Lake City, Utah, from 1997–2004. He also taught for 10 years on the faculty of Central Bible College (1988–1997; 2004–2005), and for four years on the faculty of Valley Forge Christian College (1984–1988). In addition to his teaching role, Dr. Oss also serves AGTS as director of the PhD in Biblical Interpretation and Theology and the director of the Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching.

Dr. Jim Railey

35-year Educator Award

Dr. Railey was recently appointed as interim dean of faculty to AGTS. A college and seminary professor, Dr. Railey has also served as national secretary of the AG Education Department. He has extensive experience as a senior and associate pastor in North Carolina, Florida and Alabama. While on the faculty of Southeastern University for eleven years, he served as chairperson of the Systematic Theology and Philosophy Department and the Division of Religion.

Dr. David Bundrick

30-year Administrator Award

Dr. Bundrick was academic dean of AGTS from 2013–2015. In that role he brought a lifetime of service within Assemblies of God higher education. A sampling of his broad experience included local church pastoral ministry (Virginia and Missouri), college teaching (Southeastern University), university administration (15 years as vice president for Student Development at Evangel University), and denominational leadership (national director of Christian Higher Education for the General Council of the Assemblies of God).

Dr. Deborah Gill

25-year Educator Award

Dr. Gill is AGTS professor of biblical studies and exposition. She began her duties at AGTS in 2006, after serving most as Commissioner of Discipleship and National Director of the Division of Christian Education for the General Council of the Assemblies of God (USA) from 2002–2006. She has been a professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in New Testament, Greek, homiletics and music, and has served in missions in the Asia Pacific.

Updated: Friday, September 4, 2015 10:10 AM

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