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Dr. Mark Hausfeld appointed president of AGTS at Evangel University

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 - 10:07 AM CST

AGTShausfeldFollowing a national search with the help of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, Evangel University president, Dr. Carol Taylor, is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Hausfeld has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) at Evangel University.


Dr. Taylor received Board of Trustee approval during their June 10 meeting. Hausfeld will succeed retiring president Dr. Byron Klaus and will begin his tenure on July 1.


“As a graduate of both Evangel University and AGTS, Dr. Hausfeld is uniquely positioned to lead AGTS into the future as part of the larger Evangel University,” Taylor said. “He possesses broad pastoral, missionary, academic and leadership experience, and I am eager for him to join the senior leadership team for the University.”


As president of AGTS, Hausfeld will report to Taylor and serve on her cabinet as a vice president at Evangel.


Hausfeld currently serves as international director for Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim People. He is also director of the Summer Institute for Islamic Studies at AGTS, and has been an associate professor of Urban and Islamic Studies at AGTS since 2009.


“I am absolutely thrilled over the appointment of Dr. Mark Hausfeld as president of AGTS,” said Dr. George Wood, chairman of the EU Board of Trustees and general superintendent of the Assemblies of God. “He brings to this office a distinguished record as a Pentecostal church planter, missionary, educator, administrator and scholar. He has a passion to reach this world for Christ through the preparation of leaders for ministry.”


Hausfeld previously served as area director of Central Eurasia for Assemblies of God World Missions and as a missionary to Pakistan.


He was an adjunct professor at AGTS from 2002-2008, and in 2007, he was named the J. Philip Hogan Chair of World Missions at AGTS. The annual Hogan Chair appointment allows a leading missiologist to explore new dimensions in missiology through teaching, research and writing.


“Dr. Hausfeld brings a deep sense of mission, a clarity of academic vision, an embrace of Pentecostal spirituality and a commitment to servant leadership,” said Dr. Warren Bullock, chair of the Seminary Board of Advisors.


Seminary Board of Advisor chair-elect, Dr. Beth Grant, added, “Dr. Hausfeld brings real life experience in fulfilling God’s mission across religious, ethnic and spiritual boundaries. I cannot think of a more qualified leader for the seminary in equipping men and women for ‘knowledge on fire’ ministry in today’s changing world.”


Hausfeld earned his B.A. from Evangel University, M.Div. from AGTS and D.Min. from Northern Seminary. He is an ordained minister and presbyter in the Illinois District of the Assemblies of God.


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