Pastor Allen 4.25.21
I’m really pleased this week to inform you that our Family Pastor, Allen Swayze, will be ordained by the Assemblies of God this coming week at our Network Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This is a huge accomplishment and recognition of God’s call upon his life! We should do all we can to congratulate and support him on this special occasion!
To be ordained by a well-recognized and respected organization as the Assemblies of God brings credibility and accountability to ones ministry. After all, the AG is the largest Pentecostal Denomination in the world. With churches in over 190 countries, there are over 69 million people each Sunday worshipping at Assemblies of God Churches. The latest statistic indicates that someone places faith in Jesus through an AG ministry every 62 seconds. That’s incredible and the fruit of God’s great commission.
WFA has been part of the Assemblies of God since 1942 and requires all pastors to be credentialed by our National Headquarters. A “certificate of ministry” is the entry level which can be upgraded in time to a “license.” After additional education and years of experience, the highest level of official “Ordination” is offered. This is a recognition of God’s call upon ones life and a stamp of unqualified endorsement of that ministery.
We are so blessed to have Pastor Allen & Taryn part of our team here at WFA! They are a blessing. Let’s pause and thank the Lord for them and let’s reach out to them and help them celebrate this milestone of his ministry.