Three distinguished graduates from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Mo., have been named the 2017 Sigma Chi Pi Honor Society inductees, an honor sponsored by the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education.
Members of the AGTS faculty nominate three graduates who satisfy scholastic, character and leadership qualifications and who graduated at least ten years prior. The list of past Sigma Chi Pi Honor Society inductees from AGTS includes educators, church leaders, missionaries and military chaplains.
The 2017 Recipients
• Dr. Renea C.A. Brathwaite (’05) currently serves as the director of graduate and creative education at North Central University, Minneapolis, Minn.
Renea was born in Barbados, a small island-nation in the Caribbean. He first came to Springfield via New York City to attend AGTS, where he earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, graduating summa cum laude in 2005.
While in Springfield, Renea also spent two years as an adjunct faculty member in Evangel University’s Department of Theology. He then moved to Virginia where he earned a Ph.D. in Theology from Regent University’s School of Divinity in 2013.
With a passion for teaching and preaching, Renea holds as one of his life-long goals the dismantling of the modern myth that truly intellectual people cannot also be truly spiritual.
Renea is married to Joy, and they have two children.
• Dr. Greg M. Mundis (’73 / ’97) has served as executive director of Assemblies of God World Missions since 2011. Based in Springfield, Mo., he provides leadership for 2,778 Assemblies of God missionaries and associates serving in 255 countries, territories, and provinces.
Greg grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and earned a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies from Central Bible College in 1973. He earned a Master’s in Cross Cultural Ministry from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in 1997, and a Doctorate in Cross Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass., in 2006.
A missionary since 1978, Greg served in Austria for seventeen years; as the area director for Central Europe (1991-1997); and then as the Europe Regional Director (1998-2011).
Greg and his wife, Sandie, have two children and eight grandchildren.
• Dr. Randy C. Walls (’78 / ’97 / ’04) is an associate professor of pastoral leadership and practical theology at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
Originally from England, Ark., Randy earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Evangel University in 1978. He earned his Master of Divinity from AGTS in 1997, and continued on with his education while working there, earning a Doctorate of Ministry in 2004.
Since entering pastoral ministry in 1977, Randy has served congregations in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, and Rhode Island. His ministry has been characterized by a passion for church planting, spiritual formation and engaging with the cultural context of the church.
His teaching tenure at the Seminary has been focused on preparing pastoral leaders to build healthy congregations committed to whole-life models of discipleship.
Randy and his wife, Karen, live in Springfield, Mo.