Dr. George O. Wood was elected chief executive officer of the Assemblies of God at the 52nd General Council in 2007. As general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, he is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. Dr. Wood also serves as chairman of the World Assemblies of God fellowship as well as the global co-chair for Empowered21.
General Treasurer Doug Clay, who will succeed Wood as general superintendent in October 2017, credits Dr. Wood for leaving an imprint on the global Fellowship, which now numbers 68.5 million.
Under Wood’s leadership as general superintendent, a number of new initiatives started, including AG Trust, which has raised over $23 million for church planting and revitalization, scholarships, and multiple new initiatives and resources. The Church Multiplication Network also began, leading to 3,307 new churches added to the Fellowship over the past decade. Over 25 percent of churches in the AG have been started during Wood’s tenure.
Wood has been a champion of religious liberties. As an attorney, he provided expertise to the defense of religious liberties and the attacks against the Church throughout his tenure.
Dr. Wood is credited with moving the AG to a more diverse body to better reflect the nation’s overall demographics. The AG is now one of the most ethnically diverse denominations in America, with 42.3 percent of adherent representing ethnic minorities. He leaves an incoming 21-member Executive Presbytery with seven ethnic minorities and two females – compared to 14 men, all white, when he took office. In addition, the percentage of women ministers in the U.S. Fellowship has increased to 24.3 percent, up from 19.2 percent.
Prior to his present position, Wood served the church as its general secretary for 14 years. He was assistant superintendent of the Southern California District from 1988-93. Wood pastored Newport-Mesa Christian Center in Costa Mesa, California, for 17 years.
The son of missionary parents to China and Tibet, Wood holds a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. The Southern Missouri District ordained him in 1967. Dr. Wood has written several books including Road Trip Leadership, Living in the Spirit, and A Psalm in Your Heart.
The Assembly at Broken Arrow is honored to have Dr. George O. Wood with us for this historic anniversary celebration. Dr. Wood will be speaking on Thursday, October 5, 7pm.
Celebrating 3 Decades of Mpact
Reconnect • Reminisce • Reunite
This is a reunion party you do not want to miss! Open to all current and former Mpact students and leaders, we’ll be joined by special guests Kelly Goins, Aaron Cole, Joel Triska, Joseph Kellogg, Justin Weaver, and Chris Cunningham.
This is a fun, meet and greet gathering providing the opportunity to reconnect, reminisce, and reunite with former friends and leaders of Mpact. Finger foods and desserts will be provided.
Visit the Mpact Reunion page to connect and share with others.Mpact Reunion Page
In the world of southern gospel music few names carry a more substantial legacy than Goodman. Widely considered pioneers in the southern gospel genre, the Grammy® award winning Happy Goodmans scored 15 No. 1 hits and are known for such enduring classics as “Had It Not Been,” “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now,” “Who Am I” and numerous others. They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
In 2012, a new chapter in the Goodman legacy took shape. Tanya Goodman Sykes, her husband, acclaimed producer Michael Sykes, and friend Johnny Minick, a gospel music veteran who performed for years with the Goodmans, once again propel the Goodman family name into the spotlight with their debut album Songs in the Key of Happy (Gaither Music Group). The trio revives many Goodman classics, breathing fresh life into songs that have defined the genre for decades. This finely crafted effort is both a loving homage to the musical legacy that inspired each of them and a powerful look at a promising new trio’s future.
The Assembly is excited to welcome Goodman Revival as part of our 100 Year Anniversary celebration. Concert time is 5:45pm on Saturday, October 7. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Mark Rutland is a pastor, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author and columnist for Ministry Today magazine. He is president of both the National Institute of Christian Leadership and Global Servants. Dr. Rutland also serves on the preaching team at Jentezen Franklin’s Free Chapel Church. He is a frequent guest on The 700 Club, TBN, James Robison’s LIFE Today, Daystar, and 100 Huntley Street. His radio program is the number one Christian teaching broadcast in Atlanta.
In addition to serving as senior pastor and university president, Dr. Rutland has authored fifteen books: Launch Out into the Deep, The Finger of God, Hanging by a Thread, Behind the Glittering Mask, Streams of Mercy, God of the Valleys, Nevertheless, Dream, Character Matters, Power, Holiness, Resurrection, Most Likely to Succeed, Relaunch, and 21 Seconds to Change Your World. His recent book ReLaunch, is a New York Times Bestseller.
Mark and Alison Rutland have been married since 1967 and have one son, two daughters, five grandsons, and four granddaughters.
The Assembly is honored to welcome Dr. Mark Rutland on Sunday, October 8. Dr. Rutland will be speaking in both services, 9:00am and 10:45am.