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Assemblies of God Theological Seminary hosts renowned Biblical scholar Dr. Craig Keener

Published on Mar 19, 2024 by Erin Hedlun


Dr. Craig Keener

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), the embedded seminary of Evangel University (EU), will host Dr. Craig Keener, nationally-renowned Biblical scholar and theologian, this Thursday, March 21 for a day of discussion and insight on Pentecostalism and women in ministry.

Events will be held in Seymour Chapel at AGTS and the public is invited to attend at no cost.

A panel discussion will be held from 2-3 p.m. on preaching and Pentecostalism, moderated by Dr. Robert Eby, director of the seminary’s Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching. Panelists include Keener, EU President Dr. Mike Rakes, and Director of the Assemblies of God Network of Women Ministers (NWM) Crystal Martin. The session will be livestreamed at

An evening session will be held from 7-8 p.m. with Keener presenting a biblical view of women in church leadership in partnership with NWM. The session will also be livestreamed at

“Dr. Keener is among the nation’s leading Biblical scholars and Pentecostal theologians, and we look forward to gaining insight from him,” said Dr. Wade Mumm, AGTS vice president. “He is no stranger to the EU family as a Central Bible College and AGTS alum, and we are pleased to welcome him back to campus this week.”

Keener is a professor of biblical studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and a prolific writer, having authored 37 books and hundreds of articles and Biblical commentaries. He is a sought after teacher, speaker, and researcher. Read more from Keener at


About AGTS & 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 seminary of Evangel University, the national school of the Assemblies of God.