Assemblies of God Theological Seminary opened its doors in 1973. AGTS is located in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Mark Hausfeld serves as president.
The purpose of AGTS is to train men and women to fulfill the mission of the church as taught in Scripture—Shaping servant leaders with knowledge, skill and passion to revitalize the church and evangelize the world in the power of the Spirit.
Dr. Lois Olena serves as Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Jewish Studies as well as D.Min. Project Coordinator at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. She has published Holocaust curricula and poetry; numerous articles and book reviews; and book chapters in We’ve Come This Far: Reflections on the Pentecostal Tradition and Racial Reconciliation; Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration: Multidisciplinary Studies from a Pentecostal Perspective; and But These are Written: Essays on Johannine Literature in Honor of Professor Benny C. Aker. Her chapter in Your Call to Work and Mission was on creation care as discipleship. As editor of AGTS’ Encounter Journal, her 2011 editorial was entitled, “Creation Waits with Eager Longing.”
Dr. Olena’s full-length works include the official biography of Dr. Stanley M. Horton, Stanley M. Horton: Shaper of Pentecostal Theology; a co-edited/co-authored volume, Children of the Calling: Essays in Honor of Stanley M. Burgess and Ruth Vassar Burgess with Eric Newberg; and a co-edited/co-authored volume, Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing a Dialogue on Gender, Church, and Ministry (vol. 21 in the Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies) with Peg de Alminana.
She served as the first female executive director of the Society for Pentecostal Studies from 2011-2016. She resides in Springfield, Missouri with her husband, Doug. They have two grown daughters, Arwen and Eden.
Randy C. Walls, D.Min., is Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Practical Theology at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He served as the Seminary’s director of external and distance learning for 19 years, before moving to a full-time faculty position in the Fall of 2016. He has also facilitated several network partnerships, including directing the Certified Church Administrator certificate training program for The Church Network (formerly NACBA). He was honored at the 2016 national conference of TCN with the Hall of Fame Award for Significant Contributors. His teaching load at AGTS has included courses in biblical Greek, personal and organizational leadership, and spirituality.
He was a regular contributor for over five years to the Assemblies of God ministerial journal, The Enrichment Journal, publishing articles on generational issues for church leaders.
Dr. Walls has a varied background of pastoral experience including associate ministry in church planting, youth, music and missions in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. His last pastoral role prior to seminary was senior pastor of Christian Assembly of God in Newport, Rhode Island.
Randy’s hobbies include golf, reading and popular culture. He married “the one great love of his life” Karen (Huebener) Walls in 1984.