Dr. Jamie Morgan (AGTS ‘)
Current occupation: Lead pastor of Life Church in Williamstown, New Jersey
What brought you to AGTS in Springfield?
I was seeking God’s direction on where I should pursue my doctoral degree, and I felt very strongly that I was to attend AGTS. He was very clear and very specific in guiding me to Springfield so that I could study subjects that I am very passionate about – prayer and revival.
What did you gain by pursuing your doctoral degree at AGTS?
God has called me to contend for revival and to call the Church back to a place of prayer. At AGTS, I was able to study elements of prayer and research past revivals and how the Holy Spirit moved through our nation. My dissertation was on the topic of revival.
My journey at AGTS allowed me to narrow my calling from a general one to one specifically focused on the elements of prayer and revival. And because of that concentration, I have been able to empower my church and other churches to seek a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
How are you able to implement what you learned at AGTS into your full-time ministry?
My church has now become a champion of prayer and revival. We are visiting the sites of former revivals and hosting strategic times of prayer at these sites, asking God to send revival again. AGTS helped me as a lead pastor to practically apply the Pentecostal theology that I studied. My education came to life and has become so much more than pages on a book, but real-life communication with God.
What was one of your biggest takeaways from your time at AGTS?
My time at AGTS increased my capacity to believe, my capacity to pour out, and my capacity to minister to others. Course by course, my spirit man was further developed. Esteemed professors who literally helped form Pentecostal theology helped me realize just how far I could go with a quality education from AGTS.