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Theology & Global Church Ministries Department – 2022 EU Outstanding Graduate Awards

Published on May 9, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Department of Theology & Global Church Ministries at Evangel University has announced its 2022 graduation awards. The awards were presented during the university’s traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service held on Thursday, May 5 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel auditorium.

The Theology Department houses the undergraduate programs of Evangel’s embedded seminary.

Students have the benefit of enhanced ministerial education in a variety of traditional and accelerated formats, all the way from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in Bible and Theology, Ministry, Missiology, Philosophy, and Intercultural Studies.

The following awards were presented:

WI Evans Outstanding Graduate 

Chandler Gray


Twila Brown Edwards Woman of Distinction Award

Sydney King


Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Languages 

Dalles Reagan


Outstanding Graduate in Biblical Studies

Hailey Paulson


Outstanding Graduate in Church Leadership 

Jacob Padgett


Outstanding Graduate in Intercultural Studies 

Ashton Huffman


Outstanding Graduates in Philosophy 

James Englis

Elise Palmer


Outstanding Graduates in Preaching 

Timothy Espejo

Chandler Gray


Outstanding Graduate in Youth Ministries 

Leslie Campana


The Class of 2022

Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary celebrated 536 graduates at a joint commencement ceremony at Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly known as JQH Arena) in Springfield on May 5. Graduates earned a total of 31 doctoral, 95 master’s, 360 bachelor’s and 50 associate’s degrees. The majority of the AAs are from Evangel’s James River College campus.


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.

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