SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Paul Lewis, associate dean of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel, has been named president of the Association of Professors of Mission (APM) for 2021-22. In this role, he will oversee the development of the APM annual conference that brings together professors of mission and missiology thought leaders from around the world.
APM is the founding organization of the American Society of Missiology (ASM), an inclusive and diverse professional association made up of members from Independent (Evangelical, Pentecostal, etc.), Conciliar, and Roman Catholic communions of the Christian church. Together, members of APM and ASM engage in a dynamic exchange of ideas, issues, and scholarship focused on the Church’s call to participate in God’s mission to the world.
“APM is not just about the study of missions, but also the study of the teaching of missions,” said Dr. Lewis. “It is a great place to interact, engage, and grow in efforts to become better professors of mission.”
This role is in addition to Lewis’ full-time service at AGTS.
About Dr. Paul Lewis
Lewis serves as the seminary’s associate dean and professor of historical theology and intercultural studies. Previous to his role at AGTS, Lewis was the academic dean of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in Baguio, Philippines. He and his family were also world missionaries with the Assemblies of God in Asia and the Pacific Rim for 23 years. He also served as the editor of “Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies” and the “International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology.”
He has co-authored or co-edited several publications including “Christ Among the Nations: Narratives in Transformation in Global Mission,” “A Light to the World: Explorations in Ecumenism, Missions, and Pentecostalism,” “Missiological Research: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Methods, and Integration,” “Asia Pacific Pentecostalism,” “All the Gospel to All the World: 100 Years of Assemblies of God Missiology,” and “What’s So Liberal about the Liberal Arts.”
He has also written numerous book chapters, articles, essays, and reviews.
“Christianity is ultimately a mission movement. The Church and its schools cannot fulfill its calling without quality teachers and mission scholars,” said Lewis.
Lewis’ wife, Eveline, serves as the chair of the Business Department at Evangel and together they have two daughters, one son-in-law, and a granddaughter, all who live in Springfield, MO.
About AGTS and Evangel University
AGTS serves the larger Pentecostal and Evangelical traditions with 21st century leadership for the Church and its mission. AGTS is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission. AGTS is the embedded seminary of Evangel University, the national school of the Assemblies of God.