Thirty-five years as an Assemblies of God World Missionary, including twenty years of missionary experience among the people of El Salvador, and a transforming vision for the training and sending of missionaries from the majority world, fire the passion of Dr. Rance’s teaching and preaching. Having been raised in Guatemala as a child of missionaries, he experienced a call to raise up Latin Americans for missions in his teenage years. He arrived in El Salvador as a missionary (and AGTS alumnus) at age 23 and immediately set out to fulfill that calling by becoming the founding dean and professor of missiology for the College of Theology (and Missions), now named in his honor (Facultad de Teología DeLonn Lynn Rance) at the Universidad Cristiana de las Asambleas de Dios. He led in the formation of the AG Department of Missions in the Salvadoran national church and served as its president for its first eight years, preaching missions across the nation of El Salvador and throughout Latin America. He is the founder of CAMAD, a missionary training center in El Salvador, and is adviser to a network of AG missions agencies in Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean called Misiones en Conjunto. Together with other leaders, he helped to build what has become a strong missionary movement in the national churches of the region. Currently, he acts as the missiologist for the Missions Commissions of both the Assemblies of God World Fellowship and the Pentecostal World Fellowship.
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
American Society of Missiology
Association of Caribbean and Latin American Missionary Educators.
Evangelical Missiological Society
Society of Pentecostal Studies- Missions/Intercultural Studies Interest Group Leader 2008-2011
2011 The Christian University of the Assemblies of God of El Salvador officially designated their College of Theology the “DeLonn Lynn Rance College of Theology.”
2008-2009 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
The “Theology Award” for 2004 presented by the Faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Doctor Honoris Causa en Misiología, Universidad Cristiana de las Asambleas de Dios, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1998.