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My Springfield Story

My Springfield Story

Men and women have felt the call of God to begin their journeys in Springfield for almost a century. In Springfield students are trained and prepared, and then launched into the world, ready to make an impact for the kingdom in their own spheres of ministry and professional influence.

Start in Springfield. Change the world.

Below you’ll find the stories of alumni who did just that.


Featured Story

Chancellor Dix (EU ’15)

Current occupation: Founder and managing director of Collab. Church in Miami Beach, Florida

What brought you to Springfield?

I’m from Oklahoma, and felt God’s call that I should move to Springfield to pursue my education. I was familiar with Springfield as my family and I would often travel through the city on family vacations. I attended James River College and following graduation, transferred to Evangel to earn my bachelor’s degree.

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A Collection of My Springfield Stories

My Springfield Story: Chancellor Dix

Name: Chancellor Dix (EU ’15) Current occupation: Founder and managing director of Collab. Church in Miami Beach, Florida   What brought you to Springfield? I’m from Oklahoma, and felt God’s call that I should move to Springfield to pursue my education. I was familiar with Springfield as my family and I would often travel through the city on family vacations. I began my Evangel journey at the James River College location. After completing my associate’s degree in leadership there, I continued on to earn my bachelor’s degree through the main campus. How did God work in your life during your […]

My Springfield Story

Men and women have felt the call of God to begin their journeys in Springfield for almost a century. In Springfield students are trained and prepared, and then launched into the world, ready to make an impact for the kingdom in their own spheres of ministry and professional influence. Start in Springfield. Change the world.

My Springfield Story: Khumbo Banda

Name: Khumbo Banda (AGTS ’16) Current occupation: Chi Alpha campus missionary to Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia   What brought you to Springfield? I came to Springfield because I wanted to further my education and I felt the Lord leading me to AGTS in Springfield to get the best possible education.   How important was the community you found at AGTS? I found a family at AGTS. I developed deep friendships and a community that supported me throughout my journey. I met people in Springfield who changed my life and who I call brothers and sisters. I wouldn’t be […]

My Springfield Story: Raymond Hudson

Raymond Hudson (CBC ‘07, EU ‘09) Current occupation: Lead pastor/church planter at City Center Church, Berkeley, California   What brought you to Springfield? My youth pastor attended Central Bible College (CBC) and then AGTS. When I was a senior in high school, he told me I should go to CBC. I lived in Pennsylvania at the time, and I was interested in attending a Christian university in the state. I attended one of their services and felt like God told me that wasn’t where I was supposed to be. I made the decision to go where my youth pastor suggested, […]

My Springfield Story: Janet Faggert

Janet Faggert (EU ’82) Current occupation: Executive Presbyter of the North Texas District and traveling AG minister   Janet Faggert’s weekend routine is a throw-back to the old days. She considers herself a circuit rider, visiting churches in towns both large and small along the Red River in north Texas. Though she doesn’t travel on horseback, her goal is similar to those first traveling pastors – to share the gospel message and lead others to Christ. As the Assemblies of God’s first woman executive presbyter in the North Texas District, she takes her calling seriously. “We are called to excellence. […]


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