Feature Stories


Fille Kinyamahanga shares her story of God's protection over her and her family during The Gatumba Massacre in Burundi, Africa.

A Good Neighbor

Pastors Ryan Beaty & Korista Lewis and Bill & Hannah White respond to the dire needs of Hurricane Harvey Victims through restoration and distribution.

To Every Nation

Students and alumni share the significance of Mission TEN and its impact in their own lives from the formation of this missions commitment in 2010.

Lion Authors

I got a ‘D’ in Leadership: Anyone can Lead

I got a ‘D’ in Leadership: Anyone can Lead

Allen Chapin, alumnus & former Louisiana District Youth Director

In this leadership handbook, Chapin explores five leadership styles that all begin with the letter “D.” Chapin draws from his 24 years of ministry experience as he helps everyday leaders discover their unique gifts, invite others to their team, and operate in their best leadership style.

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Slow Train to Sonora

Slow Train to Sonora

Dr. Loyd Uglow, Professor, Department Chair - History

1911– A secret war assignment takes veteran army officer C. W. Langhorne and the young, flirtatious Lieutenant Calvin Jester to Mexico during the revolution. When Langhorne finds himself in conflict with the Mexican secret police and Jester is caught between two women, danger arises. In a thrilling escapade to reach the border, both men are caught in a perilous fight for safety.

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Holy Doubt: Finding Hope When Faith is a Struggle

Holy Doubt: Finding Hope When Faith is a Struggle

Erica Barthalow, alumna & author

Holy Doubt uses Bartholow’s experiences as a missionary in India to illustrate her personal journey of doubt, faith, and redemption. With an honest outlook on her own search for hope, Bartholow examine six foundational questions about God and invites readers to embark on the journey to a more whole relationship with God.

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Failing Faith: When What You Thought You Knew about God Doesn't Work in the Real World

Failing Faith: When What You Thought You Knew about God Doesn't Work in the Real World

Wade Bearden, SAGU Adjunct Professor

In Failing Faith, Wade uses humor and stories of personal pain to detail his journey to recapture a richer, more meaningful faith that bears the weight of depression, loss and comfort. Failing Faith is a funny, heartbreaking, and penetrating memoir about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in a dark, materialistic world.

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Campus Headlines

Over 75 SAGU students minister overseas through Mission TEN

SAGU sent over 75 students around the globe this past summer to gain experience in the mission field and make an impact for the Kingdom of God.

Ms. Nell Celebrates 40 Years of Service to SAGU

Faculty and Staff gathered to celebrate and honor Ms. Nell for her 40 years of service to the institution.

SAGU Responds to Hurricane Harvey

SAGU shares our relief efforts and relief plans that are currently in development to respond to the devastating wake of Hurricane Harvey.

SAGU Alumni Association Announces 2017 Award Honorees

The Alumni Association recognizes individuals for their outstanding service and support of the university along with their noteworthy success within their respective fields.

SAGU Education Department Receives Impact Grant

The Education Department recently received the Impact Grant which will be used to develop a flexible seating design for students.

Dr. Melissa Alfaro Announced as AG Executive Presbyter

Dr. Melissa Alfaro shares how a dream she experienced at SAGU enabled her to pursue a unique road to ministry leading up to her recent announcement as an Executive Presbyter for the Assemblies of God.

SAGU Receives over $600,000 from SAGU Foundation

SAGU received a check from the SAGU Foundation for over $600,000 as a result of earnings from investments during the 2017 fiscal year.

Alumni Reach $10k Kickstarter Goal in Two Hours

Alumni and ministers Wade Bearden and Justin Trapp recently surpassed a $10k goal on Kickstarter to continue developing their new web platform for pastors.

Spencer & Lauren Speed Announced as District Youth Directors

Alumni Spencer and Lauren Speed share their thoughts and excitement over the announcement of their new roles as District Youth Directors for the North Texas District.

Rev. DuBose elected General Treasurer resulting in 2 alumni on AG Executive Leadership Team

With the announcement of Rev. DuBose' new role as General Treasurer, he will join Dr. Alton Garrison, Assistant General Superintendent of the AG and SAGU alumnus, on the Executive Leadership Team.

Kindergarten Teacher Integrates Soccer into Academics

Kindergarten Teacher David Flores is taking academics to the soccer field by reinforcing lessons in a fun, interactive way through soccer games.

Jon and Elizabeth Smith Minister to City of New Orleans

Pastors Jon and Elizabeth share how their unique approach to ministry and ministerial training for church staff has enabled them to effectively minister to the City of New Orleans and the Voodoo community.

Cross Country Strides Through NAIA Mid-States Classic

SAGU Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams place 8th and 16th in the NAIA Mid-States Classic, with the Lady Lions breaking their overall average this season.

SAGU Volleyball Sweeps Texas Wesleyan

The volleyball team beats Texas Wesleyan in three consecutive sets and ties for first in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

SAGU Football Stays Undefeated in CSFL After Victory Over OPSU

The Lions Beat OPSU in 29-1 conference road game, breaking a three way tie for CSFL top standing.

SAGU Football Upsets #10 Arizona Christian

The SAGU Football team gains a major victory over ACU and breaks their two-year record for being undefeated in a conference game.

SAGU Football ends winningest season ever with win over Bacone

Win a win over Bacone College, SAGU football picked up their eighth victory and completed their best regular season in history.

SAGU Volleyball Honored by the Sooner Athletic Conference

The SAGU volleyball team made a near sweep of the Sooner Athletic Conference all-conference and awards. The conference champs concluded the season with a record of 26-6.