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CEO of Assemblies of God will speak at BYU Sept. 16

The Brigham Young University Lectures on Faith, Family and Society series is hosting George O. Wood, CEO of the Assemblies of God, Monday, Sept. 16, at noon in the Wilkinson Student Center Varsity Theater. His lecture is titled “Faith and Family: My Personal Journey.”

Admission is free, and the campus community is welcome to attend. The lecture is sponsored by the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding, Religious Education and the International Vice President’s Office.   

Wood was elected CEO of the Assemblies of God, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, in August 2007. The church has more than 12,400 congregations in the U.S. with more than three million members and adherents.

He also serves as chair of the World Assemblies of God fellowship and was elected to that position at a meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2008. Prior to his election, Wood served the church as its general secretary for 14 years. He is on the board of advisors of the American Religious Freedom Program.

His publications include “Road Trip Leadership: Mileposts Along My Way in Ministry,” “Living in the Spirit: Drawing Us to God,” “Sending Us to the World,” “A Psalm in Your Heart” and a college textbook on the Acts of the Apostles.

Wood received a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from the Fuller Theological Seminary in California, and another doctorate from Western State University College of Law in California.

For more information, contact Erlend Peterson at (801) 422-1802.

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