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Blown glass ornaments hand painted on the inside, by artist Stewart Sherwood.

May You Have a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year, from all of your South Texas Leadership Team South Texas

Executive Officers

Steve Weaver - Executive Presbyter Tim Barker - District Superintendent Don Wiehe - Executive Secretary/Treasurer Jim Rion - General Council Presbyter Steve Banning -Assistant Superintendent Gene Summers - Executive Presbyter

South Texas District Presbytery Back Row: Erny McDonough-Presbyter-Victoria; Deborah Prihoda-Presbyter-Houston; Mike Hammonds-Presbyter-Gulf Coast; Darold DeHart -Presbyter-San Jacinto; Lloyd Maddoux -Presbyter-North Houston; William Stockstill -Presbyter-Corpus Christi Middle Row: Gary Chapin -Honorary Presbyter; Joel Nabors -Presbyter-Neches Valley; Donny Flippo-Presbyter-Beaumont; Tim Barker-District Superintendent; Don Wiehe-Executive Secretary/Treasurer; Joseph Granberry-Honorary Presbyter; Howard Burroughs-Honorary Presbyter; Mario Perez -Presbyter-Rio Grande Valley Front Row: Steve Weaver-Executive Presbyter; Steve Banning-Assistant Superintendent; Jim Rion-General Council Presbyter; Gene Summers-Executive Presbyter

Phil & Kim Jackson Hill Country Camp Directors

Ministry Department Directors

Roger Bailey - Men’s Ministries & Missions Director Melanie Griffin - Women’s Ministries Director Matt Rule - Youth Ministries Director Tammy Calderon - Church Ministries & Discipleship

Ministerial Credential Renewal Information Avoid expiration date of December 31, 2013. For our easy, online renewal go to: From the desk of James T. Bradford, General Secretary, Assemblies of God that we would like to bring to We have a few items regarding credential renewals your attention. online renewal submission 1. Online Renewal System improvements: The to make it much more site (for participating districts) has been re-designed later in the fall. user-friendly for you. More details to come on this owe 2013 dues (other than 2. Online submission change: Ministers whouct)) must either (a) pay the those on recurring payments (like auto-ded it/debit card (you may do balance of General Council dues online with a cred paid in full, before your this while completing the renewal online); or (b) be renewal may be submitted online. ept AGWM personnel.) Hardcopy forms will continue to be mailed to all (exc ulated renewal forms. Districts will still have the ability to print pre-pop e the option to mail a Ministers who cannot pay their dues in full will hav hardcopy form. eases (for active ministers) 3. Dues Increases: As a reminder, the dues incrndo, Florida, will not go into approved at the 2013 General Council in Orla will be: ordained ($300), effect until January 1, 2014. Those yearly dues rmation on setting up, or licensed ($240), and certified ($120.) For info for 2014, please email increasing the amounts on recurring payments ber (1-877-840-4800),; or call our toll free num Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., CST., Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at minister ay, 8:00a.m.–4:30 p.m.) or call us at 417.862.2781 ext. 3235.(Monday–Frid

★Remember the $30 processing fee payable to the South Texas

- South Texas Assemblies Review


District Council.

SENIOR ADULT SUMMIT REGISTRATION FORM February 25 – 27, 2014 Hill Country Camp and Conference Center - 830.257.5714 1325 Harper Road – Kerrville, TX 78028 Special Speaker: Angela Olivarez Concert by: The Perrys & The Harvesters

Registration BEFORE: February 1, 2014 $75.00 per person AFTER: February 1, 2014 $85.00 per person

Early Arrival: Staying on Campground: $20.00 per person

Send Registration Form and a check to:

Senior Adult Summit South Texas District P. O. Box 9714, Houston, Texas 77213 713.455.1221

See complete information at and click on Senior Adult Summit

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We do NOT desire housing. Name of Hotel/Friends__________________________________________________ We DO desire Housing (Must reserve DIRECTLY with camp.) DORM (Must bring bunk bed linens and all toiletries) Staying in our own RV


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Guest&Speaker:&&Angela&Olivarez Angela& grew& up& in& ministry,& her& father& founded& and& pastor& several& churches& in& Alabama.&& While&aAending&Bible&College&in&San&Antonio,&Angela&met&Norman&and&they&were&married&in& 1963.&&They&are&parents&of&4&children,&9&grandchildren&and&3&greatKgrandchildren.&&They&live&in& Kaufman,&TX&and&aAend&First&Assembly&in&Terrell,&Texas.&&

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In&San&Antonio&Angela&started&a&program&for&the& &Children’s&Church&at&El&Templo&CrisSano& and&developed&programs&for&the&children’s&ministry.& & & & ATer& moving&from&that&area,& & she& taught&various&ages &in&Sunday& School,& & teenagers,&young&adults,&and&young& married.& & She& also&directed&a &youth&choir.&&For&nearly&18&years&she&has&worked&with&Women’s&Ministry&in& coordinaSng&Retreats,&Conferences,&and&various&FuncSons.&

Register by mail or online at For more info call 713-455-1221

Tuesday,)February)25 3:00&p.m.& RegistraSon 5:30&p.m.& Dinner 7:00&p.m.& Concert&with&The$Perrys Wednesday,)February)26 8:30&a.m.& Breakfast 9:30&a.m.& Music/Singing Noon& & Lunch&&&&(A#ernoon(is(Free) 5:30&p.m.& Dinner&& 7:00&p.m.& Speaker:&&Angela$Olivarez & & Music&by:&The$Harvesters

Thursday,)February)27& 8:30&a.m.&&&&&&&&Breakfast 9:30&a.m.& The$Harvesters$ &&&&&&&&&&10:30&a.m.& Speaker:&&Angela$Olivarez

Housing arrangements must be made by contacting the camp or hotel directly.



Hill Country Camp & Conference Center - 830.257.5714 1325 Harper Road – Kerrville, TX 78028 Y-O Ranch Resort Hotel - 877-967-3767 (Rate: $69 by 2/10/14) 2033 Sidney Baker - Kerrville, Texas 78028 Ask for Sr. Summit OB rate. Online code: STDAGSR214

Now you can complete all the Global University courses you need for any level of credentials in just one year! The South Texas District School of Ministry (DSOM) makes it possible with special teaching and group study sessions. The cost is $70 per course. Enroll in each course 30 days before it begins. For more information contact the office of the South Texas District Executive Secretary/ Treasurer, Don Wiehe or his secretary Sherry Turner at (713) 455-1221, or email

2013/2014 COURSE SCHEDULE Te s t i n g 9 : 0 0 A M , D e v o t i o n s 9 : 4 5 A M , C l a s s e s 1 0 : 0 0 A M Class Date

Level 1 Courses (Certified)

Level 2 Courses (License)

Level 3 Courses (Ordained)

January 4, 2014

THE 114 Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine

BIB 212 New Testament Survey

BIB 322 Poetic Books

February 1, 2014

BIB 117 Prison Epistles

BIB 215 Romans

BIB 318 The Pentateuch

March 1, 2014

BIB 115 BIB 214 Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work Old Testament Survey in the Believers Introduction to Missions

May 3, 2014

BIB 121 MIN 223 Introduction to Hermeneutics: Introduction Homiletics How to Study the Bible

MIN 325 Preaching to the Contemporary World

June 7, 2014

MIN 191 Beginning Internship*

MIN 391 Advanced Internship*

MIN 291 Intermediate Internship*

*Internships are not taught as classes, students do this on their own with a mentor. June 7, 2014

MIN 123 The Local Church in Evangelism

THE 245 Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come

MIN 327 Church Administration, Law & Finance

DSOM optional site, San Antonio: The South Texas Ministry Training Center is located on the campus of First Assembly of God , 13435 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216

Call 210-496-9977 to register or for more info.

- South Texas Assemblies Review



Church Life Regional Cohort Church&Life&Resources &has &been&sponsoring&Pastor& Cohorts &under& the& leadership& of& Dr.& Wayne & Lee& since&2007.& &In&2011&they&began&training&others &to& lead& what& are& now& being& called& Church& Life& Regional&Cohorts. & Currently& there &are&cohorts &in&Germany,& Indiana,& Ohio,& Tennessee,& Texas,& and& Switzerland.& & Over& 1,500& pastors &and& churches &have& completed& the& cohort&process&and&are&seeing&their& congregaKons& move&towards&maximum&health&as &they& apply&the& principles&taught&here. & Our& cohorts &are& designed&for& senior& leaders &and& their&spouses.& &We&limit& the&size&of&each&group&to& 30&churches.&&The &2014&SAN$ANTONIO$Church$Life$ Regional$ Cohort$ will & be & led& by& Church& Life& Consultant&and&Assemblies&of&God&U.S.&Missionary& Tim&D.&Ware.& &It&will &consist&of&8&one&day&sessions& and&4& two&hour&conference&calls,& for& a &total &of&80& hours.&& - South Texas Assemblies Review

&The&San&Antonio&cohort&is&$1200,&plus&a&oneKSme&$75& registraSon.& &The&balance&is&expected&in&12&months&of& support& at& $100.& & Or,& you& may& choose& a& single& installment& of& $1000& for& the& enSre& year,& plus& the& registraSon.



San$Antonio$Cohort$dates: Session&1&K&January&23 Session&2&K&February&20 Session&3&K&March&27 Conference&Call&1&K&April&10 Session&4&K&May&8 Conference&Call&2&K&June&12 Conference&Call&3&K&July&10 Conference&Call&4&K&August&14 Session&5&K&September&11 Session&6&K&October&9 Session&7&K&November&6 Session&8&K&December&4 Space$is$limited.$$Don't$wait.$

2014 January 1 4 4 5-11 10-11 11 12 14 15 17-18 19 21 24-25 24-25 31

New Year’s Day DO Closed District School of Ministry Teen Bible Quiz League 3 Week of Prayer South Texas Royal Rangers Staff Retreat JBQ League Meet Church Planting Day STL Student Rally 1st A/G, Combes 6:30 pm STL Offering Due Minister’s Wives Getaway Cradle Roll Sunday Executive Presbytery Meeting Royal Rangers World Class Outpost Training Singles Retreat Annual Church Ministries Report (ACMR) Deadline

SPEED THE LIGHT TOUR January 9 Gulf Coast Section Lunch 12 noon 9 Victoria Section Dinner 6:30 pm 10 Beaumont Section Lunch 12 noon 10 Neches Valley Section Dinner 6:30 pm 13 San Antonio Section Lunch 12 noon 13 Corpus Christi Section Dinner 6:30 pm 14 Rio Grande Valley Section Lunch 12:30 pm 16 Houston/North Houston Sect Dinner 6:30pm 20 San Jacinto Section Dinner 6:30 pm LIGHT FOR THE LOST TOUR January 20 Rio Grande Valley Section 21 Corpus Christi Section 23 San Antonio Section

EVENTS CALENDAR LIGHT FOR THE LOST TOUR 24 Victoria Section 27 Houston Section 28 North Houston Section 30 San Jacinto Section 31 Neches Valley Section February 3 Gulf Coast Section 4 Beaumont Section

February 1 1 7-8

District School of Ministry Teen Bible Quiz League 4 Fresh Start Worship Conference – 1st A/G San Antonio 8 JBQ League Meet 14 Valentine’s Day 14-17 PK Retreat 15 STL Offering Due 15 Women’s Ministries Convention Registration/ Project Destiny Deadline 17 President’s Day 18 Executive Presbytery Meeting 21-22 Youth Leaders Conference 22 Girls Ministries 5K Missions Awareness Walk 23 National Women’s Ministries Day 25-27 Senior Adult Summit 28-3/2 Royal Rangers District FCF Spring Trace/Adventure

March 1 1 1 2 6-8 7 9 10-15 13-15

District School of Ministry JBQ League Meet Teen Bible Quiz League Finals BGMC Day Women’s Ministries Convention–Westin Galleria – Houston World Day of Prayer Daylight Savings Time Begins AIM Spring Break Outreach Royal Rangers National LEAD Conference – Dallas

15 17 18-19 21-22 24-26 29 29

Girls Ministries Training – Various Locations St Patrick’s Day District Presbytery Meeting Fine Arts Festival Texas Shoot-out JBQ District Finals Teen Bible Quiz District Finals

April 5 5 11-13 13 15 15 18 20 22-24

22 23 25 25 25-26 25-26 25-27 26 27

STL 5K Royal Rangers Powwow Workday Royal Rangers Powwow Palm Sunday Tax Day STL Offering Due Good Friday District Office Closed Easter 62nd Annual South Texas District Council Braeswood Assembly of God – Houston, TX STL Golf Tournament STL Grand Club Reception Arbor Day SAGU Board of Regents JBQ Regional Meet Teen Bible Quiz Regional Finals Royal Rangers District PowWow SAGU Board of Regents/ Commencement National Youth Day

May 1 2-3 3 3 4 4-10 8-9 11 15 15

Nat’l Day of Prayer Girls Ministries Campout District School of Ministry HonorBound Golf Tournament Men’s Ministries/LFTL Day National Family Week Signs of the Time Conference – Victoria Mother’s Day STL Offering Due Executive Presbytery Meeting @ HCC Kerrville

August 15-16 17 17 23-24 25 26 31

Leadership Seminar HCC Kerrville Royal Rangers District Ranger Kids Day Camp Armed Forces Day Emergency Response Training Aged Ministers Assistance Day Memorial Day (District Office Closed)

Children’s Ministry Leadership Training

June 7 8

District School of Ministry Pentecost Sunday/World AG Fellowship Day of Prayer 9-12 Youth Camp #1 9-14 Miami AIM Trip 13-16 Youth Camp #2 14 Flag Day 15 STL Offering Due 15 Father’s Day 17 Executive Presbytery Meeting 17-20 Youth Camp #3 19-22 Royal Rangers Junior Leadership Training Academy 20 District Prayer Summit 20-23 Westover Hills Camp 24-27 Youth Camp #4 27 District Prayer Summit 27-30 Texas/Louisiana Youth Ministries Camp 30-7/3 Family Camp - HCC

July South Texas Aims Trips

1-2 4 5-6 7-10 14-16 15 16 19 22 29-30 31

Royal Rangers EDGE 2014 Superintendent’s Forum General Presbytery Meeting 100th Assemblies of God Fellowship Celebration Men’s Retreat – HCC Kerrville STL Offering Girls Ministries Training Various Locations Executive Presbytery Meeting District Prayer Summit Generation Now-Teen Girls Intercultural Ministries Day

September 1 5-7 7-13 6 11-13 15 16 20 24 26 26-28 28 28

Labor Day (District Office Closed) Royal Rangers Shooting Sports Week-end National Girls Ministries Week District School of Ministry Women’s Ministries Fall Connection – HCC Kerrville STL Offering Due Executive Presbytery Meeting Kid’s in Ministry District Wide See You At the Altar See You at the Pole Nationwide Girls Ministries Sleepover Breakaway Young Adult Retreat Sam Houston State University Nat’l Sunday School & Teacher Recognition Day Chi Alpha Campus Ministries Day

October Ministers Appreciation Month

4 4 5-11 10-12 10-11 11 12 13 13-14 15 18 19 21 23-25

November 1 1 1 2 2 4 6-8 10-11 11 15 15 21-22 26-28 27

(District Office Closed)

6-9 7-14 8-16 11 11-14 11-19 14-18

Kid’s Camp #1 Nicaragua AIM Trip Alaska Aim Trip District Prayer Summit Kids Camp #2 Alaska Construction Trip Royal Rangers National FCF Rendezvous 15 STL Offering Due 15 Executive Presbytery Meeting 16-19 Kid’s Camp #3 18 District Prayer Summit 25 District Prayer Summit 25-8/2 Alaska Youth Missions Trip 28-8/1 National Youth Convention & Fine Arts Festival

SECTIONAL COUNCILS September 18 Corpus Christi Section 19 Rio Grande Valley Section 22 San Antonio Section 23 Victoria Section 25 Gulf Coast Section 26 San Jacinto Section 29 North Houston Section 30 Houston Section October 2 Beaumont Section 3 Neches Valley Section

District School of Ministry STL Tri-athlon Teen Bible Quiz League 2 National Single Adult Day Daylight Savings Time Ends Election Day Women’s Ministries Leadership Training District Presbytery Veteran’s Day STL Offering Due JBQ Practice Meet Youth Converge Thanksgiving Day Holiday (District Office Closed) Thanksgiving Day


Various Dates and Locations TBA

6/30-3 Family Camp - HCC 4 Independence Day

District School of Ministry Teen Bible Quiz League 1 Royal Rangers Week & Prayer Vigil Royal Rangers FCF Fall Trace Accelerated Ministers Training JBQ Practice Meet National Ministers Day Columbus Day Signs of the Time Conference – Silsbee, TX STL Offering Due LFTL Golf Tournament Speed-the-Light Day Executive Presbytery Meeting Minister’s Escape

4-6 7 11 12 16 17 22-26 25 26-28 31 31 31

Youth Leader’s Winter Retreat National Teen Challenge Day Calendar Planning Session SAGU Commencement Executive Presbytery Meeting STL/LFTL Offerings Due District Office Christmas Holidays (District Office Closed) Christmas Day Royal Rangers Adventure Training Camp (ATC) STL/BGMC/LFTL Offerings Deadline National Office Ministerial Credentials Renewal Deadline Coins For Kids Deadline

OLT Organizational Leadership Training

is an exciting leadership training program is now offered through the national Royal Rangers ministry that will challenge leaders in positions of service outside of their local Royal Rangers group to grow spiritually, to develop well-rounded ministry competencies, and to enhance their leadership aptitudes. All organizational leaders serving in leadership positions outside of their local church are encouraged to begin in this training process as soon as possible following their appointment, though the training is available to any Royal Rangers leader. The four levels of completion within t h e O LT i n c l u d e Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The organizational leadership training requirements consist of 6 components: educational requirements, a leadership d e v e l o p m e n t s e m i n a r, s e r v i c e requirements, reading assignments, personal goal setting and an organizational leadership seminar. Educational requirements consist of three options: complete Berean School of the Bible courses through Global University, complete district School of Ministry courses or complete an AA or higher degree in Biblical Studies from an accredited Bible college or university (such as Southwestern Assemblies of God University). - South Texas Assemblies Review

Jason Bone & Ryan Beaty

Upon the completion of the educational and other requirements, a student can apply to earn a diploma in Royal Rangers Organizational Leadership. Since the inception of the OLT in 2010, two leaders from South Texas Royal Rangers have completed their diploma: Rev. Ryan Beaty and Jason Bone. As South Texas Royal Rangers continues to grow, an emphasis to complete the OLT requirements within the organizational leadership ranks has grown. Many of the district Royal Rangers leadership team have begun to take correspondence courses through Global University with hopes of completing their diplomas within the next few years.


Church Ministries and Discipleship Rev. Tammy Calderon, Director CHURCH MINISTRIES AND DISCIPLESHIP The Church Ministries & Discipleship Department would like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas. We pray that God will bless you during the holiday season. We look forward to seeing what the New Year holds in 2014. Remember to send BGMC offerings directly to the National Office. For your offering to count toward 2013 calendar year, you must have a visible postmark date of December 31, 2013.


Save the date, March 4-5, 2014 for the 7:14 Prayer Conference. The prayer conference will be held on the Southwestern Assemblies of God University campus. Come be part of a life-changing event and experience for yourself why nearly 2,000 people attended last year. Speakers will include Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rich Wilkerson, Jr., Denny Duron, and Joe Champion. Worship will be led by the Desperation Band. Listen to Dr. Wood’s opening sermon from last year’s conference, “Praying in the Spirit.” This is an exciting opportunity to gather with other like-minded, Spiritempowered people to intentionally seek the face of God. You will be challenged and encouraged as you hear how God is using the AG to change the lives of people and entire communities around the world. Check out in the coming weeks for information about housing, registration, and more! - South Texas Assemblies Review


Access South Texas Keeping our district ministers & ministries connected!

We are improving and updating ACCESS SOUTH TEXAS. Today’s technology changes fast and we all have to keep learning and adapting to make the best use of available resources. Our goal is to provide our ministers and ministries with the best possible online experience and to develop at a pace that keeps up with advancements yet still allows users to adapt to newer technologies. ACCESS SOUTH TEXAS is our online tool that keeps us connected with District calendars and events, allows you to donate with convenient online giving, and use online event registrations. Using your account, you can track your giving to the district, find another minister on the directory, update your contact information and more. When you use ACCESS SOUTH TEXAS it helps us all stay better connected and keeps your information up to date. Another tool is our Church Life app for mobile devices. This app works in conjunction with your ACCESS SOUTH TEXAS account and our South Texas District’s database. Using the Church Life app you can look up another minister or a church in our district, look at our district calendar of events, and coming in January, you’ll be able to use the Church Life app for minister’s tithes and other donations. Imagine how great it will be to give your offering at District Council using your phone. Get the Church Life App for free from your app store, available for either ios or android devices.

NOTE: Due to recent upgrades by MicroSoft(R) our district’s website ( may not operate correctly using Internet Explorer 10. Try running Internet Explorer in compatibility mode or use one of these browsers; Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox. Our website will work in older versions of Internet explorer. Our website will be upgraded to work with Internet Explorer 10 and future upgrades made by any of the four main browser providers.

For those who use recurring giving, please see the letter below. Thank you for being a faithful contributor by using your Access South Texas Online Recurring Giving option. We are upgrading our online giving system which will include improved processing, security, and the addition of mobile device giving, through our Church Life App.* This update will take place on January 2, 2014. For recurring online giving you will be asked to enter your method of payment (debit/credit card or electronic check) and account number. Also, please confirm your desire to continue your recurring online giving. Just re-set your recurring contributing information: the amount and how often. Please do not make any changes before January 2, 2014. Our current online giving will be fully operational through January 1. Thank you again for your continued faithfulness to the Lord and to your South Texas District. Your Fellow Servant,

Higher security, improved transaction processing and the addition of a mobile device giving option are valuable upgrades for our district. Please contact us if you need any assistance with these tools. (email: )

- South Texas Assemblies Review

Don K. Wiehe *Available for IOS and Android


Jan 9- Gulf Coast Section Lunch 12-2pm  (Dominion Church, League City) December is a month when we all focus on giving gifts to people we love. One of the most important things we can do is remember the missionaries we support during this season. We currently have two urgent opportunities that we need your help with. Two of our South Texas Missionaries are in desperate need of STL Vehicles. The total amount needed to fund these two projects is $35,000. If every church in South Texas gave $100 it would meet the need and enable these two ministries to continue uninterrupted. Please consider giving your youth group and church an opportunity to participate in giving a gift that has eternal implications.    We want to remind you that all STL Offerings must be post marked to our office or to the National STL Office no later than December 31st in order to qualify for 2013 giving credit. Thank you for the generosity that you have shown throughout this year. You have helped equip Nestor Medina with a sound system in Nicaragua for evangelistic crusades, Teen Challenge in San Antonio and Houston, Ernie Peacock in Spain, Stancle Williams with South Texas Youth Alive, and s e v e r a l o t h e r S o u t h Te x a s Missionaries. Your giving is impacting lives for the Kingdom.    We invite you to be a part of our STL To u r. J o s h H o o g e n d o o r n , o u r Missionary to Egypt and the Live Dead Project will be with us. We invite every Senior Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Spouses to join us for a Lunch or Dinner (depending on your section). Because we are catering meals for each section we ask that you please RSVP on our website. There’s also a video that explains some exciting new things we are doing at the STL Tour. You must register to attend. - South Texas Assemblies Review

Jan 9- Victoria Section Dinner 6:30-8:30pm  (First A/G, Victoria) Jan 10- Beaumont Lunch 12-2pm  (Cathedral in the Pines, Beaumont) Jan 10- Neches Valley Dinner 6:30-8:30pm  (New Beginnings Church, Evadale) Jan 13- San Antonio Lunch 12-2pm  (Calvary Temple, San Antonio) Jan 13- Corpus Christi Dinner 6:30-8:30pm  (Church of Hope, Corpus Christi) Jan 14- Rio Grande Lunch 12:30-2:30pm  (Mid Valley A/G, Weslaco) also: Student Rally  (Mid Valley A/G, Weslaco)

fly back to Houston by mid afternoon. The cost of the retreat is $350. A deposit of $100 is due upon registration, with the balance being due February 1st. We are excited to take our PKs on this trip, and are thankful for the generosity of our District and Several Departments who have contributed to keep the cost so low. If you have any questions, please contact


2/21-22/14 February 21-22 we will be hosting our Yo u t h L e a d e r ’s C o n f e r e n c e a t Braeswood Church in Houston. Our guest speakers will be David Hertweck, DYD from New York District, and Joseph Kellogg, Student Pastor at The Oaks Fellowship in Dallas. Online Registration begins January 1st at

Jan 16 Houston & North Houston Dinner 6:30-8:30pm  (Tomball A/G, Tomball) Jan 20- San Jacinto Dinner 6:30-8:30pm  (Faith A/G, Pasadena)

Registration is open for our 2014 PK Retreat. Visit to register. We will be skiing in Ruidoso, NM on February 14-17. On Friday Feb 14th we will fly out of Houston to El Paso and drive to the New Mexico District Campgrounds. Saturday and Sunday we will ski during the day and have Services in the evening. Sunday Morning we will return to El Paso and


Registration forms, Promo materials, and Deadlines are now available at  Please take advantage of having these earlier, as the deadlines will be much sooner than they have in years past. Our Festival is being held at the Westin Galleria in Houston on March 21-22. We have also added more hotel rooms to our Thursday Night Room block for those who will be attending our Pre-Service Thursday Night from 8pm-10pm. Doors open at 7:00 for the Thursday Service. The cost for the pre-service is included with your Fine Arts Registration. Please visit to  download the most recent edition of the Fine Arts Rule Book. There have been some changes in several categories.



At Houston, TX USPS # 014-651

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: South Texas Assemblies of God P. O. Box 9714 Houston, TX 77213-0714

The S.T.A.R., USPS #014-651, Volume 60, Number 5, is published quarterly (plus a special December issue) by the South Texas District Council Assemblies of God, Inc. 11102 East Freeway, Houston, TX







Tim R. Barker - Superintendent Steve Banning - Assistant Superintendent Don Wiehe - Executive Secretary/Treasurer

The S. T. A. R. (South Texas Assemblies Review) is published quarterly (plus a special Holiday issue) and is the Official Publication of the SOUTH TEXAS DISTRICT COUNCILASSEMBLIES OF GOD, Inc. 11102 East Freeway (I-10) Houston, Texas 77029 Don Wiehe - Executive Editor David Wilson - Managing Editor

Mailing address: South Texas Assemblies of God P.O. Box 9714 Houston, Texas 77213-0714


District Ministries Departmental Officers Roger Bailey - Missions

Executive Presbyters

Steve Weaver and Gene Summers

General Council Presbyters Tim R. Barker, Don Wiehe & Jim Rion

District Sectional Presbyters

Darold DeHart - San Jacinto Section Donny Flippo - Beaumont Section Mike Hammonds - Gulf Coast Section Lloyd Maddoux - North Houston Section Erny McDonough - Victoria Section Joel Nabors - Neches Valley Section Mario Perez - Rio Grande Valley Section Doug Roberts - San Antonio Section William Stockstill - Corpus Christi Section Deborah Prihoda - Houston Section

Honorary Presbyters

Howard Burroughs, Gary Chapin, Johnny Durham, & Joseph Granberry

Roger Bailey - HonorBound Men Tammy Calderon - Church Ministries/Discipleship Melanie Griffin - Women’s Ministries Phil Jackson - Hill Country Camp Kendall Reavis - Church Planting Facilitator Matt Rule - Youth Ministries _________________________________ Article IX, Finances: Section 2, District Office Support, Paragraphs (a) The District Office shall be supported by a monthly offering of at least three fourths (75%) of the tithes of every minister (except Senior Retired Ministers) from both secular and ministerial income. If a minister fails to cooperate with this plan, he shall be called to give a reasonable explanation to the District Officials. (b) It is recommended that the District Office shall be supported by one percent (1%) of the monthly general fund income of each of the churches of the South Texas District Council.

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