News Release

Dr. George Wood to be featured speaker at Evangel University Homecoming Banquet

October 3, 2012 | Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Dr. George Wood will be the featured speaker at Evangel University’s 2012 Homecoming Banquet. The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center.

In addition, the 2012 Alumni Association awards for Distinguished Alumnus, President’s Award, Outstanding Young Alumnus and Distinguished Service will be presented at the banquet.

Banquet tickets are available by registering online at

or by calling 417-865-2815, ext. 7333.

About the speaker

Wood, a 1962 Evangel graduate, currently serves as the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA, and as such he is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery.

The Assemblies of God has more than 12,500 congregations in the United States with more than three million members and adherents.

Evangel’s Alumni Association named Wood its Distinguished Alumnus in 1978. Wood had served as EU’s campus pastor, director of student life, and director of spiritual life from 1965-71.

Prior to his present position, Wood served the AG as its general secretary for 14 years. He was assistant superintendent of the Southern California District from 1988-93, and pastored Newport-Mesa Christian Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., for 17 years.

The son of missionary parents to China and Tibet, Wood holds a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., and a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, Calif.

He did his undergraduate work at Evangel University (College) in Springfield, Mo. He was ordained by the Southern Missouri District in 1967.

Dr. Wood is author of a number of books including Road Trip Leadership, Living in the Spirit, A Psalm in Your Heart, Living Fully, The Successful Life and a college text on the Book of Acts.

Wood and his wife, Jewel, have a daughter and son.

For additional information, contact Chuck Cox at 417-865-2815, ext. 7333.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions. With enrollment of more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.

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