The year of 2020 is proving to be a year of preparation for the mighty move of God ahead. Pastor Simeon Strauser, Chairman of Full Gospel Assemblies opened this year with a January call to leadership and clergy, for a focus on prayerful consideration for the new era that is before the church fellowship world-wide. It was then with a prophetic declaration, the word of the Lord was declared throughout the Fellowship: you are a part of the beautiful army of God that is being called to bring the good news and tidings, proclaiming peace and salvation (Is. 52:7). Within the days, weeks, and months following, all mankind began to be touched in one manner or another with the challenges of navigating the changes of everyday life before us.
For every church, every ministry, every clergy and every parishioner, God is truly calling for the children of God to rise as an army to take the gospel to those who are without Christ; to those who are in need of strengthening in the physical and spiritual; and to those families and communities who have lost precious loved ones touched by the raging storm of the coronavirus. There is no time greater than today for the proclaiming of the peace and salvation of our Lord God Almighty! The opportunities abound as never before. Whether it be by in-person or by social media platforms, we are finding that the ministry of the Church is continuing and flourishing as buildings are closed or are limited in use. FG churches, ministry and clergy are now utilizing all means available, and by the grace of God, are reaching the four corners of mankind for the Lord Jesus!
As Full Gospel Assemblies & PST navigate these times and even prepare for the coming season ahead, we welcome FG clergy to the following leadership positions effective April 2020.
Full Gospel Assemblies Leadership Council
Pastor Juan Feliciano (Ord 2000) of Calvary’s Love Church, Springfield, MA, nominated and approved by the Council, joins the FG Council trusteeship. Pastora Marissa Francisco-Strauser (Ord 2016) of Christ’s Chapel, Parkesburg, PA, serving Full Gospel Assemblies – Office Central, since 2012, joins the FG Council as Minister of Records and Finance. Pastor J. Victor Fisk of Trinity Fellowship, New Kensington, PA, (Ord 1982, Retired), having served the FG Council since 1995 in the offices of Trustee and VP, effective April 2020, will continue to serve in counsel to the office of Chairman as Trustee Emeritus. Carol Strauser (Retired), serving the FG Council since 1983 in the office of Executive Secretary will continue to serve the FG Assemblies lead congregation of Christ’s Chapel, Parkesburg, PA in the office of trustee.
Phrear School of Theology – Professorship
Joining the professorship staff of Phrear School of Theology are: Pastor Dr. Ron Lupori of Greater Hope Restoration Ministries, Pittsburgh, Pa (PST Dept. of General Christian Ed); Pastor Juan Feliciano, of Calvary’s Love Church, Springfield, MA (PST Dept. of Theological Ed); and Pastor Winston Lewis of Calvary’s Love Church, Springfield, MA (PST Dept of Ministerial Ed).
These incoming professors will be serving alongside the current professorship team: Pastor Simeon Strauser, PST Chancellor, of Parkesburg, PA, and Pastor Narcedalia Licht of Prairie Du Sac, WI (PST Depts of Ministerial and Theological Ed), Dr. Robert Seyda of Irvine, CA, Minister Louriz Soriano of Parkesburg, PA and Minister Caleb Landis of Albion, PA (PST Dept. of Biblical Ed).
From the countries of Mexico, Philippines and Malawi, educators serving PST are Pastors Luis Campos and Irma DeLeon (Mexico); Pastors Eric Antonio, Melit Gabion, Riza Ikan and Juliet Cabbigat (Philippines); and Pastors Thomas Mapira, MacMillan Lokoma, and Charles Mapira (Malawi).
The prayer is that the Lord God may richly anoint the Full Gospel clergy to the tasks ahead as they minister within their respective leadership positions, and that the PST student body will be molded for the glory of God by His precious Word.