Interim President George O. Wood, J.D.
Dr. George O. Wood has deep roots in Springfield as a graduate of Central High School and Evangel, graduating in the fourth class to enter Evangel when it was still an unaccredited college.
He and his wife, Jewel, are part of the “Pioneers,” students who came to the school in the first decade, and he served as campus pastor after he completed his Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Pastoral Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
He also holds a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law and is a member of the California Bar as well as the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Wood served as the general superintendent of the Assemblies of God U.S.A. from 2007-2017 . Prior to this appointment, he served the AG as its general secretary for 14 years. He was assistant superintendent of the Southern California District of the Assemblies of God from 1988-93. Wood also pastored Newport-Mesa Christian Center in Costa Mesa, California, for 17 years.
He currently serves as chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship which numbers 70 million adherents and 360,000 churches worldwide.
He will serve as the interim president until a new president takes office.