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AGTS professor named associate dean of seminary master’s degree programs

Published on Mar 1, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

Dr. Randy Walls

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Dr. Randy Walls, professor of pastoral leadership at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), was recently named co-associate dean, responsible for oversight of all seminary master’s degree programs and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) degree. Dr. Paul Lewis, who has been associate dean of AGTS since 2016, will continue in that role, overseeing the seminary’s doctoral program offerings.

In addition to oversight of master’s programs and the D.Min. degree, Walls will also oversee the seminary’s accreditation and share operational responsibilities with Lewis and will retain his faculty title.

Walls has been an AGTS faculty member since 1996, teaching on leadership and spirituality, ministry development, and pastoral ministry and leadership. He also played a vital role in the seminary’s continuing education department, serving as both coordinator and director for 19 years.

Prior to his time at AGTS, Walls served in a variety of pastoral roles in Rhode Island, Arkansas, Illinois, and locally in Branson and Ozark.

“After almost 25 years of administrative and teaching service at AGTS, I’m honored to serve the seminary as an associate dean,” Walls said. “I look forward to the great opportunities we have as a theological seminary to help shape the servant leaders who have chosen us for their next level of ministerial preparation.”

Walls has written several published articles on the topic of pastoral leadership and practical theology and was honored with a Hall of Fame award from The Church Network (previously known as the National Association of Church Business Administration) in 2016 for his significant contribution in these areas. He is a member of The Church Network, the Society for Biblical Literature, and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

He holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degree from AGTS and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Evangel.

He and his wife, Karen, an Evangel graduate, 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.