About SAGU

Mission Statement

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a Bible-based institution for theological and professional studies. It is rooted in the great commission of Jesus Christ to “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation”’ and to “make disciples of all nations . . . teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Mark 16:15a; Matthew 28:19, 20), which is the primary emphasis of Southwestern’s parent body, the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

The purpose of Southwestern Assemblies of God University is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students spiritually, academically, professionally, and cross culturally so as to successfully fill evangelistic, missionary and church ministry roles and to provide quality educational and professional Christian service wherever needed throughout the world.

Bible-based Education

God is the ultimate source of all knowledge and truth and has revealed Himself in Scripture; therefore, SAGU is committed to the authority of the Bible and the integration of biblical values in all academic disciplines. The pursuit of truth and its application in every area of life comes through understanding the Word of God and knowing Christ. The university intends that students will deepen their understanding of Scripture and develop well-founded theological convictions for a life of Christian service through a carefully selected 24 hour core of Bible and theology curriculum.

Pentecostal Distinction

SAGU is committed to an environment that encourages students to experience Spirit baptism according to Pentecostal theology to obtain additional power for witness, personal edification through speaking in tongues in private prayer, and additional enablement through spiritual gifts, while continually pursuing spiritual formation and a Spirit-formed character. The university also encourages the operation of the gifts of the Spirit in worship services according to the scriptural directive.

Spiritual Formation

SAGU is committed to fostering spiritual formation among students that produces life-long spiritual growth and character development. Students are encouraged to develop their understanding of biblical faith, increase their desire to know and serve God, and develop personal integrity and character by applying biblical values to their lives. Chapel and local church participation is emphasized because worship is an important element in the university’s strategy for spiritual formation.

Academic Excellence

SAGU is a university devoted, under God, to the pursuit of truth through the use of the mind. Students, therefore, are encouraged to bring their minds in submission to Christ and fulfill their responsibilities as stewards, and work for the integration of thinking and learning in the framework of a Christian worldview. Students are encouraged to develop their minds and intellects in the pursuit of knowing Christ and his creation, and seeking God’s direction as they choose a vocation or career path.

Missions-mindedness

SAGU is founded on the belief that every believer has a personal responsibility for the Great Commission. SAGU intends that students will embrace missions-mindedness as evidenced by life-long personal involvement in world evangelism, a life of intercessory prayer for the lost, personal witness, contributing resources to world evangelism, and a willingness to go into full-time missionary work (if called by God) or, at a minimum, participate in a short-term mission trip.

Servant Leadership

SAGU’s mission is founded on the belief that God intends every believer be actively involved in ministry that reflects service and servanthood. Fulfilling the mission of the church requires all believers, no matter their chosen career and calling, to work in team- like fashion using their unique gifts and talents in churches and ministries around the world as pastors, board members, elders, deacons, and heads of creative ministries in the pattern of the servant ministry of Jesus Christ.

Community and Personal Wellness

SAGU is committed to the understanding that discipleship occurs in community and in relationship, therefore students are encouraged to develop the social and relational skills needed to contribute to an affirming, loving, and giving community of believers. Additionally students are encouraged toward emotional and physical health for the purpose of enabling long, faithful service unto God. Eating properly, sleeping adequately, exercising regularly, and sufficient rest properly honors God through the body.

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SAGU alumna Mayra Alvarez competes on the 7th season of "The Voice"

SAGU alumna Mayra Alvarez competes on the 7th season of "The Voice"

Nov 18, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas - October 23, 2014 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Mayra Alvarez competes on the 7th season of "The Voice", a reality televisi...

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Former SAGU alumna and librarian Pearl Ellis passes away at age 99

Former SAGU alumna and librarian Pearl Ellis passes away at age 99

Nov 05, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – November 5, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus and former staff member Pearl Ellis passes away at age 99.   Ellis was born on August...

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SAGU professor appointed for AG Commission on Doctrinal Purity

SAGU professor appointed for AG Commission on Doctrinal Purity

Oct 10, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas - October 7, 2014 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) professor Dr. John Wyckoff was appointed by the Executive Presbytery of the General Council of the Assemblie...

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SAGU Alumna Forms HHope Support Group for Teenage Mothers

SAGU Alumna Forms HHope Support Group for Teenage Mothers

Oct 03, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas - October 2, 2014 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Faitth Brooks began HHope, an organization dedicated to help and support you...

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SAGU Alumna named District Elementary Teacher of the Year

SAGU Alumna named District Elementary Teacher of the Year

Sep 16, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas - September 12, 2014 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Heather Landry was named the 2014-2015 District Elementary Teacher of the Year on May 22, 2014. Land...

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SAGU Alumna assists translation of the Modern English Version Bible

SAGU Alumna assists translation of the Modern English Version Bible

Sep 10, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas - September 4, 2014 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Alumna Dr. Verna Linzey, D.D., served on a team of 47 translators for the new Modern English Version (MEV), whi...

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SAGU Alumni Association announces the 2014 Alumni Award recipients

SAGU Alumni Association announces the 2014 Alumni Award recipients

Sep 04, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – September 4, 2014 – The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Alumni Association announced the 2014 Alumni Award recipients.      ...

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SAGU Alumni show their "Lion Pride"

SAGU Alumni show their "Lion Pride"

Aug 27, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – August 27, 2014 –Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Advancement department launched a 3-week campaign allowing alumni and friends to show their LION PRIDE...

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SAGU alumnus creates 'Every Kid Deserves a Ball'

SAGU alumnus creates 'Every Kid Deserves a Ball'

Aug 12, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – August 11, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus David Flores created a non-profit organization called Every Kid Deserves A Ball that hosts&nb...

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SAGU alumni and professor release free youth ministry eBook "Depleted"

SAGU alumni and professor release free youth ministry eBook "Depleted"

Jul 30, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – July 29, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumni Taylor Johnson, Wade Bearden, Preston Ulmer and professor Dr. Garland Owensby collaborated ...

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SAGU Alumna Kristen Welch authors "Rhinestone Jesus"

SAGU Alumna Kristen Welch authors "Rhinestone Jesus"

Jul 17, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – July 17, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna and well-known blog author Kristen Clark Welch published her second book "Rhinestone Jesus&...

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Former SAGU professor, Dr. Gene Brown, passes at age 78

Former SAGU professor, Dr. Gene Brown, passes at age 78

Jul 03, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – July 3, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) professor, Dr. Gene Brown, died at the age of 78 on June 29, 2014. SAGU's Dean of Graduate Studie...

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Former SAGU president, Hershel A. Brummett, dies at age 84

Former SAGU president, Hershel A. Brummett, dies at age 84

Jun 25, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – June 25, 2014 – Dr. Hershel A. Brummett, president of Southwestern Assemblies of God College (SAGC) from 1979-1982, died at the age of 84 on Monday, June 23, 2014, in T...

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SAGU alumnus publishes 'Changing Church: It's Never Too Late'

SAGU alumnus publishes 'Changing Church: It's Never Too Late'

May 14, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — May 14, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus and Senior Pastor of Copper Pointe Church (Albuquerque, NM) Galen Woodward published "Chan...

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Alumnus records church's worship album, first recording in HCC

Alumnus records church's worship album, first recording in HCC

May 12, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — May 12, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus and Worship Pastor at New Community Church (NCC) (Mesquite, Texas) David Belt recorded the churc...

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SAGU alumnus creates youth ministry curriculum

SAGU alumnus creates youth ministry curriculum

Mar 07, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — March 7, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Dustin Woodward, a former Young Alumni Award Recipient, recently launched a youth and young ...

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Alumnus pastors one of 2013's Top 100 fastest growing churches in America

Alumnus pastors one of 2013's Top 100 fastest growing churches in America

Mar 07, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — March 7, 2013 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Abram Gomez serves as the executive pastor of Valley International Christian Center (VICC) i...

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SAGU alumna coordinates Waxahachie community giveaway

SAGU alumna coordinates Waxahachie community giveaway

Feb 10, 2014 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — February. 10, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna and adjunct instructor Rebecca Manguno hosted Waxahachie Bible Church's 4th annual A...

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SAGU dedicates Hagee Communication Center on Dec. 11

SAGU dedicates Hagee Communication Center on Dec. 11

Nov 19, 2013 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — November 19, 2013 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) will dedicate the John and Diana Hagee Communication Center (HCC) on Wednesday, December 11. ...

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VAR Resources employs 15 SAGU alumni

VAR Resources employs 15 SAGU alumni

Nov 12, 2013 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas — November 12, 2013 — VAR Resources President and CEO and Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Gary Sutton has employed 15 SAGU alumni over the pas...

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Alumni Relations 'mugs' students during first week

Alumni Relations 'mugs' students during first week

Aug 30, 2012 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – August 29, 2012 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) launched a new tradition Tuesday, August 28. The Alumni Relations office "mugged" hundreds of students in the ...

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Alumna walks 250 miles for pro-life movement

Alumna walks 250 miles for pro-life movement

Mar 27, 2012 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, Texas – March 28, 2012 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Carisma Reyes will walk 250 miles in 21 days with 38 other women for the “Back to Life” movement in a...

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Alumnus leads opening prayer for U.S. Congress

Alumnus leads opening prayer for U.S. Congress

Dec 19, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX - December 19, 2011 - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Bryan Thiessen was selected by Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy (18th district) to give the invocati...

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Alumna to compete on “Food Network Challenge,” November 13

Alumna to compete on “Food Network Challenge,” November 13

Nov 08, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – November 8, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Wendy Weixel Collinsworth will appear on the Food Network Channel’s “Food Network...

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Alumnus serves as youth pastor at The Potter’s House

Alumnus serves as youth pastor at The Potter’s House

Nov 07, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – November 7, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumnus Drew Castillo serves as “The Fire House” youth pastor at The Potter’s Hous...

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Alumna serves as SMU Chi Alpha pastor

Alumna serves as SMU Chi Alpha pastor

Oct 28, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – October 28, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) alumna Mandy (Bass) Pathak serves alongside husband Shomik in the Chi Alpha ministry at Southern Met...

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Delmer and Eleanor Guynes memorialized in dormitory

Delmer and Eleanor Guynes memorialized in dormitory

Oct 26, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – October 26, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) memorialized Delmer and Eleanor Guynes with a wall display during the Homecoming events held on Frid...

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Alumna receives Milken Educator Award

Alumna receives Milken Educator Award

Oct 18, 2011 - Alumni News

Waxahachie, TX – October 18, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Alumna Andrea Morales McKenna was presented with a Milken Educator Award on October 7, 2011. McKenna...

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Eleanor Guynes Memorial Service to be streamed, Friday, May 20, 2PM

Eleanor Guynes Memorial Service to be streamed, Friday, May 20, 2PM

May 14, 2011 - Alumni News

Kind Words "Thank you Lord for a faithful servant!" Terrell Welch "Heaven just received another hero of the faith." Anita Cook "My deepest ...

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Alumnus Jerrod Ramirez Serves as Federal Prison Chaplain

Alumnus Jerrod Ramirez Serves as Federal Prison Chaplain

Nov 17, 2010 - Alumni News

Alumnus Jerrod Ramirez recently became a Federal Prison Chaplain at the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado. Ramirez previously served as a navy chaplain. Jerrod and Stephanie Ra...

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Alumna Brandi Lewis Trains Men's Pair Champions

Alumna Brandi Lewis Trains Men's Pair Champions

Oct 27, 2010 - Alumni News

Alumna Brandi Lewis recently produced the first elite athletes in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Texas. Men’s Pair Axel Osborne and Dylan Inserra are Senior National Team members and three-time nati...

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Alumna Stephanie Graham Named Teacher of the Year

Alumna Stephanie Graham Named Teacher of the Year

Sep 28, 2010 - Alumni News

SAGU alumna Stephanie Graham was recently named Teacher of the Year for Life School in Lancaster, Texas. Graham graduated from SAGU in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. Graham was sel...

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