About SAGU

Waxahachie, Texas – September 17, 2014 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) hosted the Young Pastors Gathering 2014 in the new Hagee Communication Center (HCC) Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, with over 600 young pastors present.

Young Pastors Project Manager Nathan Lewicki said, "There are many conferences out there that will help a pastor build the church, but Young Pastors focuses on building the pastor so they can serve in ministry for a lifetime."

He continued, "We were thrilled with our Young Pastors Dallas Gathering when over 600 pastors signed up and were poured into, developed and resourced. " 

The day long gathering included five sessions, each approximately 75 minutes long, with the last session ending around 8 p.m. The sessions covered five primary focuses: spiritual devotion, personal development, global mission, church innovation and overall wellness. The speakers provided real stories, practical resources and essential networking during the event. 

The speakers included: author of “Anonymous" Alicia Chole, theologian and author of “Giving Blood” and “A Well Played Life” Leonard Sweet; Lead Pastor of River Valley Church, author of “Change Before You Have To" and President of Young Pastors Rob Ketterling; comedian Michael Jr; Senior Pastor of The Oaks Fellowship - Dallas and author of "Ready, Set, Grow" Scott Wilson; President of OneHope Rob Hoskins; Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church and named Time Magazine's Top 100 Influencers Choco De Jesus; Young Pastors Co-Founder and Conference Director and CEO of GO Network Brian Hunter and Young Pastors Co-Founder & Co-Director Justin Lathrop. Worship was provided by songwriters Shane & Shane and Clayton Brooks.

SAGU was recently voted #37 in The 50 Most Beautiful Christian College & University Campuses in the World by Christian Universities Online. The campus blends the nobility of the Farmer Administration Building, a registered historic landmark constructed in 1901, with expansive new amenities in the additions of the Garrison Wellness Center (GWC) and Hagee Communication Center (HCC).

The HCC, which opened in Fall 2013, creates broad resources for small and large events. The upscale performing arts center features a state-of-the-art recording studio, a television studio, black box theatre and a 600-seat performing arts auditorium.

Groups can schedule events in the HCC by contacting Tom Lepper at 972-923-5500 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.