I know that will this come as a shock to some, with sorrow… David Wilkerson, founder of World Challenge Ministries, has been killed in a car accident in Texas. Charisma News spoke with Dr. Wayde Goodall, founder of WorldWide Family, who verified the news. Goodall was with Wilkerson’s son, Gary, when he was informed of the fatal accident. “Today, the Kingdom of God has lost a giant of the faith. His life touched millions,” says George O. Wood, general superintendant of the Assemblies of God. “The Assemblies of God enjoyed a life-long relationship with David Wilkerson. He was godly,
Obviously this, from a paper recently approved by their general board… The advance of scientific research, particularly in the last few centuries, has raised many questions about the interpretation of the Genesis accounts of creation. In attempting to reconcile the Bible and the theories and conclusions of contemporary scientists, it should be remembered that the creation accounts do not give precise details as to how God went about His creative activity. Nor do these accounts provide us with complete chronologies that enable us to date with precision the time of the various stages of creation. Similarly, the findings of
The largest church that gives open, public services in Iran will no longer hold Friday worship services due to government pressure, local sources reported this past week.
The Assemblies of God (AoG) in Vietnam on Monday (Oct. 19) received an “operating license,” which the government described as “the first step . . . before becoming officially legal.”
“I don’t understand why anyone in their right mind would ever give Todd Bentley a platform again. I believe in redemption, but for some things you forever forfeit your public ministry. This man has proven by his lifestyle to be who he is, and our churches shouldn’t be using him, period.” —Assemblies of God General Superintendent George O. Wood, commenting on what in many charismatic circles has been one of the most divisive issues in the past year. Bentley left the Lakeland Outpouring last August amid scandal and—in fewer than 12 months—divorced, remarried, entered into a restoration process with
More on the Assemblies of God: The head of one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the US encouraged struggling leaders not to be weary in their ministry work even if the harvest may not come in their lifetime.
Why does all the cool news come from Lakeland, Florida – The meeting may be historic. In a sign that the Assemblies, the oldest predominantly white Pentecostal fellowship in the country, is changing attitudes about women in leadership, delegates are expected to approve a change in policy that would see a woman elected to the church’s General Presbytery, its second-highest policy-making body, for the first time. A Florida-based missionary is considered a strong candidate for that post. Following preliminary conferences today, the four-day General Council, at the Orange County Convention Center, will open Tuesday night with a worship service.