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Evangel University faculty member receives Illumination Book award

Published on Feb 23, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

Chris McGough’s recently released book, “Soliloquy No. 7”

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Chris McGough, assistant professor of Youth Ministries and Church Leadership in Evangel’s Theology & Global Church Ministries Department, was recently awarded a bronze medal by Illumination Book Awards in the ministry/missions category for his recently published book “Soliloquy No. 7: Addressing Hidden Influences that Quietly Erode Church Leaders.”

Illumination Book Awards annually highlights the best of newly released Christian books from authors of well-known publishers as well as self-published authors whose works are dedicated to Christian belief and personal development. Award categories include bible studies, devotionals, ministry, missions, and more.

McGough’s book was written to assist current and future church and ministry leaders. “Soliloquy No. 7” pulls from the wisdom of Solomon, ancient king of Israel, and touches on five specific areas that require vigilance on behalf of ministry leaders as it examines the seventh of Solomon’s 10 soliloquies.

Readers are asked to consider what it means to define and achieve success in ministry, how to be missionally and culturally relevant, make disciples and build ministries, respond to difficult people, situations, and seasons of ministry, and when to go with the flow or go against the grain.

Chris McGough

About Chris McGough

McGough received his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Central Bible College and his master’s degree in Christian Ministries from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

With over 25 years of full-time ministry experience, he has served on staff in churches and at the university level. McGough’s goal is to prepare future and current church leaders for effective ministry.

He enjoys life with his wife and two children in Springfield, Missouri.


About Evangel University 

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.