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Evangel to host Horton Pentecostal Lectureship Series, Feb. 6-7

January 22, 2014 | Valorie Coleman

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–– Evangel University will host Dr. Del Tarr as the second speaker for the 2013-2014 Horton Pentecostal Lectureship Series. He will speak in the 10 a.m. chapel services on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and 7.

The sessions are free and open to the public.

The university expanded the series to include three events for this academic year and is featuring speakers affiliated with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Central Bible College and Evangel University.

A veteran missionary to West Africa, Tarr was a founding faculty member in the missions department at AGTS and served as president of the seminary from 1990 to 1999. During his time as president, he directed a capital campaign that provided for the construction of the seminary’s current facilities at Division and Glenstone in Springfield, Mo.

Since 1999, he has served as missions pastor at Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Watch Tarr’s lectures via live stream at

Additional sessions

The third and final Horton Lectureship event for the academic year will feature Dr. Ruth Burgess, former faculty member at Evangel and Missouri State University, on March 13-14.

Dr. Russell Spittler, Ph.D., a distinguished theologian who taught at Central Bible College from 1958-1962, spoke during the first set of Horton lectures this year. Recordings of his lectures, which took place Nov. 21-22, are available at

About the lectureship seriesSpence & Horton 2008

The Horton Pentecostal Lectureship Series is an annual event sponsored by Evangel University in honor of Dr. Stanley Horton, a renowned scholar, author and lecturer on the subject of Pentecostalism. He has authored dozens of books and manuals and published more than 250 articles and book reviews.

Horton is a distinguished professor emeritus of Bible and theology at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

“The lectureship series was launched at Evangel in 2008 to recognize Dr. Horton’s lifetime accomplishments as an author, professor and the chief intellectual architect/spokesperson for the Pentecostal doctrine for the Assemblies of God,” said Dr. Robert H. Spence, university president.

For additional information, contact Evangel’s spiritual life office at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7396.

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