In the 1980s, Dr. Lewis engaged in pastoral and campus ministry in Louisiana, Missouri and Texas. He and his wife, Eveline, were home missionaries to international students in central Texas from 1991–1995. From 1995–2006, they were appointed as Assemblies of God World Missions (USA) missionaries assigned to Northern Asia. In 2006 they moved to Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio, Philippines where Dr. Lewis served as academic dean until March 2012. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Missionary-in-residence (MIR), and later the Admissions and Program Coordinator for Intercultural Doctoral Studies at AGTS. Currently, he is the Associate Dean and Professor of Historical Theology and Intercultural Studies.
In terms of publications, his articles and essays have appeared in the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, Cyberjournal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Research, Encounter: Journal of Pentecostal Ministry, International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology, Mythlore, and The Spirit & Church, and in the New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements and Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. He also has been the co-editor with Martin Mittelstadt, What’s So Liberal about the Liberal Arts (Pickwick, 2016), co-editor with Stanley Burgess, A Light to the World: Explorations in Ecumenism, Missions, and Pentecostalism (A volume in honor of Gary B. McGee) (Pickwick, 2017), co-editor with Alan Johnson and Marvin Gilbert, Missiological Research: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Methods, and Integration, (William Carey Library Publishers, 2018), and co-editor with Denise Austin and Jacqui Grey, Asia Pacific Pentecostalism (Brill, May 2019). He has written numerous additional book chapters, articles, essays, and reviews.
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
June 1999 Ordained, General Council of the Assemblies of God (USA)—North Texas District
Member, Society for Pentecostal Studies
Member, American Society of Missiology
Member and Vice-President, Association of Professors of Mission
Member, Evangelical Missological Society
Board member, Landmarks Board, City of Springfield
Board member, Cooper Estates Property Owners Association, Springfield Missouri
1986 – Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities
1992- Who’s Who in Religion
1992-1993 Who’s Who among Young American Professionals
1999- Who’s Who in America
2019- Who’s Who—Lifetime Achievement Award