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John Battaglia, D.Min.


Dr. John Battaglia is the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, and Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Leadership at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University. John also serves as the Missouri State Minister with Capitol Commission, a ministry to the state and national leaders in our nation.

John is an entrepreneurial leader with 30 years of experience in a variety of organizations. He served as, founding pastor of two church-plants, an administrative pastor, and a senior pastor. He also started two non-profit organizations: to help care for and protect abused children, also, to help stop human trafficking. In business, he is a certified executive leadership coach. Previously, he worked for Federal Express, Target Corporation, and Learfield Communications.

John became a follower of Christ at the age of 15 and was called into full-time occupational ministry when he was 17. John is passionate about Jesus and living as an authentic follower of Christ. He is committed to adding value to people’s lives through discipleship, leadership, and friendship. John takes great joy when others do well.

John currently resides in Ozark, Missouri with his wife, Christine. John and Christine have been married for 29 years. Their three adult children: Alaina, Brent, and Justin, are each in College, in Boston, Massachusetts, Branson, Missouri, and Springfield, Missouri, respectively. John enjoys sports, especially visiting baseball stadiums throughout the country. He finds going to the ocean with his family, both refreshing and relaxing. John also takes pleasure in traveling.

Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
State Minister for Capitol Commission – Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in a Political Arena – Non-Partisan, Non-Denominational
Former Co-Founder of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Former Founder of Compassion ALIVE – Stop and Protect Child Abuse

Awards Received
Sigma Chi Pi – Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Abolitionist of the Year – Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition