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Doug Rose (1965) lives in Grand Prairie, TX. Recently co-authored book for College Students called “RISE”–a devotional guide for the freshman year of college. Doug also wrote the SAGU LIONS “Fight Song” in the 1960's when he served as President of the SAGU Student Council and Newspaper Editor.


Danny Atcitty III joined the US Air Force after leaving SAGU, serving both in the United Kingdom and in Washington DC. He also had the opportunity to play volleyball for the USAFE men's team and run for the USAF Marathon Team. While on Active Duty, he completed his Bachelors in Business Management from University of Arizona and also his MBA in Marketing from Georgetown University.

Michelle Cook (2003) is working at Northwest Arkansas Community College as the Center Manager.

Gregory Ferguson is serving as the Children and Family Pastor at First Assembly of God in Normal, Illinois.

Jerry Hargraves (2004) lives in Seagoville, TX, where he is a junior high and high school Social Studies teacher.

Kelly (Bryan) Nunley (2004) , and her husband Tom Nunley, currently live in Howard, KS, where Kelly works as a teller at the Bank of Howard. They also serve as Associate Pastors at Flint Hills Assembly of God with ministry focused on children, youth, and outreach.

Bryan Thiessen (2006) and his wife CaRanda (Haun) Thiessen (2007) serve as the Lead Pastor at Grace Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Bryan has two Master's Degrees in Christian Thought and Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has also written and published a book titled, “UnReserved: How God's UnReserved love for us challenges us to UnReserved devotion to Him.” On December 6, 2011 Bryan was asked to give the opening prayer of the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.

In Memoriam

Gene Baldwin (1962) passed away on July 4, 2015. He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Church of God for 50 years, and most recently was Pastor of the Country Church in Castroville, CA. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sharlan Baldwin; daughters, Chandra (Brian) Jones and Darla (Mike) Ewoldsen; son, David E. (Lindsay) Baldwin II; eight grandchildren, numerous other family, and friends.

Terry Bryan (1979) passed away on August 19, 2015. He and his twin brother, Larry (1978), fought courageous battles against Huntington’s Disease. In 1984, he returned as the Men’s Basketball head coach taking the season win total from 11 to 27 before retiring in 1990. In his last two seasons, SAGU won back-to-back Championships at the Assemblies of God Basketball Tournament. Coach Bryan also helped establish SAGU's Youth Ministries program. Throughout Coach Bryan’s career, he coached and taught at numerous schools. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marsha Bryan Voth, and brother Larry Bryan. He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Bryan Nunley and Jodi Bryan; son Cody Bryan; and other family and friends.

David Devore (1976) peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on June 22, 2015. From early 1980 to January 1997, he served in the United Methodist Church organization, pastoring several churches. In February of 1997, he was the founding pastor of Church of the Shepherd in Grove and served as Senior Pastor until his retirement in 2006. He remained interim pastor for the UMC until his illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith (Judy) DeVore, four children, two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Pearry Green passed away on August 20, 2015. He was 32 years old when he and his family moved to Tucson, Arizona and started Tucson Tabernacle, where he pastored for nearly 50 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Janice; his children, Karen Greene-Millard, Evelyn “Janet” Jackson, Tina Giberti; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and his older sister Sammie Allen, his Brother-in-law Bro. Neil Johnson as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Arthur E. Hokett (1961) passed away on August 6, 2011, at the age of 73. He and his wife, Doris (Hinkle) Hokett (1961) have been missionaries in Africa since 1966, living first in Ghana, then in Nigeria. Arthur and Doris ministered in forty different countries as missionary evangelists, especially in Africa. They have one son, Jeff, who was born in Ghana. Arthur was a powerful preacher and much loved by many thousands of people all over the world. He helped Doris write and publish 14 books, some of which have been translated into different languages. He enjoyed helping pastors in northern Ghana build churches, and 45 were completed before he passed away. Doris continues on as a missionary evangelist in Africa and is helping build more churches. The latest one is number 60 in northern Ghana. Arthur prayed with many thousands of people in Africa to receive Christ and was a great blessing to pastors all over Africa.

Marlin Pace (1959) passed away July 23, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Pace; daughter and son-in-law, Gaylene and Eddie Slaughter of Wimberley; son, Jim Pace of Tomball; five grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.

Eva Lee (Willis) Strahan (1941) went to be with Jesus on August 7, 2015. Her husband and love of her life, J.O. Strahan, preceded her in death, along with her three sisters, Opal Hall, Claris Welty and Christine Collins. She is survived by her brother, Darius Willis; son, Phil Strahan and his wife Kym; daughter Ledara Strahan; three grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

Leslie (Keel) Yates (1948) passed away on March 20, 2015. She is survived by her two daughters Janit Wilerson and husband Jim, Gina Small and husband Tommy, 5 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, David.