Feature Stories

A Life Well Lived

Missionary Elizabeth Galley Wilson endured horrific conditions as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during WWII. Despite the circumstances, she remained confident in her mission. After the war, at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, she would go on to teach new career missionaries the meaning of service and sacrifice.

Divine Appointment

It was an ordinary day for middle school teacher, Lee Guidry, until the sounds of gunshots and screams filled the hallways of Italy high School. As everyone fled, Guidry ran towards the sound of the gunshots and confronted the school shooter, face-to-face.

Hospitality Church

Alumni couple Ryan and Courtney Ragozine felt called to step out of their comfort zones. After moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, they opened up their home to establish relationships and minister to believers and non-believers alike through home church.

Lion Authors

Taking Steps Toward God

Taking Steps Toward God

Dr. Clancy Hayes, Department Chair for Church Leadership

It is important for Christians to have a guide to help them navigate the path leading to maturity. Dr. Hayes clears a path for spiritual sojourners to travel and provides assistance to those who are willing to take the journey.

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Karen F. Norton, Author SAGU Alumnus

Connections is a daily devotional that assists the reader in reading completely through the Bible in chronological order. Connections highlights a portion of each day's Scripture reading and explores the correlation between the Old and New Testament, bringing additional insight and inspiration.

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Campus Headlines

Over 100 from SAGU Give Back to Waxahachie for Make a Difference Day

Over 100 SAGU students, faculty and staff participated in service projects around the city of Waxahachie, Texas, for this year’s Make a Difference Day.

SAGU Youth Ministry Addresses Contemporary Culture

As youth culture continues to evolve, Dr. Garland Owensby shares how SAGU's Youth and Student Ministries Curriculum will continue to adapt to address contemporary issues.

Alumnus Justin Coffman Elected to Midlothian City Council

Alumnus and Pastor Justin Coffman shares his heart for serving his community in Midlothian, Texas, and the impact of his faith in his ministry and political career.

SAGU Alumna Serves as Dean for Third Culture Kids Academy

Bethanie Skipper, Executive Dean for the newly formed Third Culture Kids (TCKs) International Academy, shares the unique circumstances of TCKs and how the academy has developed a tailored approach to address academic needs.

Oklahoma Church Experiences Growth with Starlings' Direction

Pastors Adam and Kristy Starling share about the new challenges that come with pastoring a larger church.

Former SAGU Business Department Chair Wins Mayoral Race

Former SAGU Business Department Chair, Barry Gordon, discusses how the Lord influenced him to run for Mayor of Duncanville, Texas, and his plans to fellowship with local pastors.

SAGU Alumna Makes Global Impact through Parenting Blog

Kristen Welch has impacted the lives of people throughout the world through her parenting blog and a nonprofit organization called Mercy House Global.

Alumnus Shares His Path to a Purposeful Career at Microsoft

Bobby Pendino has learned to trust God in helping him find his purpose as he has navigated through many jobs, including his current position as Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft.

SAGU Cross Country Finishes Fourth at NCCAA Nationals

The men's cross country team represented SAGU for the sixth time at the NCCAA Cross Country Championships on November 10.

SAGU Dominates SAC and NCCAA Weekly Awards

During the first week of September in the Sooner Athletic Conference, our very own Lady Lions swept all the awards including several national honors.

SAGU Names Cornacchione to Lead Baseball Program

Matt Cornacchione, who has spent the past nine seasons as head coach of NCAA Division II Nyack College, has been named SAGU’s fifth head baseball coach since the program was resurrected in 2002.

SAGU Hires Alumnus to Lead Softball Program

SAGU looked to one of their own this past August to find the third head softball coach in program history. Alumnus and former baseball player Steven “Watty” Watson has been named to lead the softball program at SAGU.

SAGU SMA Raises Funds for Children's Home in Venezuela

SAGU's Student Missions Association Giving Project for this semester raised funds toward restoring Samuel's House-a children's home in Venezuela.

SAGU Hosts Annual Credentialing Day for Future Ministers

SAGU hosted their 12th annual Credentialing Day this past September. Leaders from Assemblies of God districts came to the campus to meet with students and provide information about how to engage the credentialing process.

SAGU Student Receives Internship with Ted Cruz

Amid hundreds of applicants, Sierra Sabido was skeptical whether she would receive the internship to work for the office of Texas Junior Senator Ted Cruz. When she trusted in the Lord, the right door opened.

SAGU Introduces Extended Payment Plan to Help Families Pay for College

SAGU recently announced a change in its deferred payment plan. With this change, all students are eligible for an extended payment plan of up to 6 months after the initial down payment, making it more manageable to pay for college.

SAGU Dedicates Enhanced Career Center in Honor of the Phipps Family

The Career Development office enhanced their service offering this fall thanks to the generous support and contribution of Vice President Terry Phipps and his family.

SAGU Volleyball Season Ends in Final Four of NCCAA Nationals

SAGU's volleyball team made it to the Final Four of the NCCAA National Volleyball tournament before their season came to an end in the semi-finals.