Evangel Profile

Dr. George O. Wood (’62): Assemblies of God general superintendent

January 12, 2010


Dr. George O. Wood, an Evangel graduate in 1962, was elected the twelfth general superintendent at  the Assemblies of God 52nd General Council on Aug. 9, 2007.

Dr. Wood has served as general secretary for the Fellowship  since 1993, overseeing credentialing of ministers, church chartering and the  Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center. Dr. Wood replaced the Rev. Thomas E. Trask  who stepped down during the middle of his four-year term; Trask had served in  this position for 14 years. Dr. George O. Wood,  an Evangel graduate in 1962, was elected the twelfth general superintendent at  the Assemblies of God 52nd General Council on Aug. 9, 2007.

Dr. Wood has served as general secretary for the Fellowship  since 1993, overseeing credentialing of ministers, church chartering and the  Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center. Dr. Wood replaces the Rev. Thomas E. Trask  who stepped down during the middle of his four-year term; Trask had served in  this position for 14 years. Needing a two-thirds majority, Wood was elected on  the sixth electoral ballot, receiving 70 percent of the vote.

“The entire Evangel University family congratulates Dr.  George Wood on his election as general superintendent. Dr. Wood is the first  Evangel University graduate to hold the top position of our Fellowship,” said  Dr. Robert H. Spence, president. “His competence and outstanding leadership at  various levels of administrative responsibility would indicate a great future  for him and the Church.”

The son of missionary parents to China and Tibet, Dr. Wood  has a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in  Pasadena, Calif., a juris doctorate from Western State University College of  Law in Fullerton, Calif., and Bachelor of Arts degrees in History, Religion and Philosophy from Evangel.

Dr. Wood served as the assistant superintendent in the  Southern California District Assemblies of God from 1988-93. He pastored Newport-Mesa Christian  Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.,  for 17 years.

Dr. Wood has authored seven books. He is an attorney and  member of the California State Bar.

His wife Jewel (Waite) graduated from Evangel in 1964.

“The entire Evangel University family congratulates Dr.  George Wood on his election as general superintendent. Dr. Wood is the first  Evangel University graduate to hold the top position of our Fellowship,” said  Dr. Robert H. Spence, president. “His competence and outstanding leadership at  various levels of administrative responsibility would indicate a great future  for him and the Church.”

The son of missionary parents to China and Tibet, Dr. Wood  has a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in  Pasadena, Calif., a juris doctorate from Western State University College of  Law in Fullerton, Calif., and Bachelor of Arts degrees in history, religion and  philosophy from Evangel.

Dr. Wood served as the assistant superintendent in the  Southern California District Assemblies of God from 1988-93. He pastored Newport-Mesa Christian  Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.,  for 17 years.

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