Bill George to Present Annual Azusa Lecture

Dr. Bill George

Dr. Bill George will present the fifth annual Azusa Lecture, “Stories from the Field: A Century of Great Commission Obedience,” at 7:00 on Tuesday evening, October 12, 2010, in the North Cleveland Church of God’s Bryant Fellowship Hall.  After George’s presentation, Dr. Lovell R. Cary will be presented the Spirit of Azusa Award for his life-long contribution to the Pentecostal movement.  The lecture and a reception for Dr. Cary are free and open to the public.

Dr. George is a missionary, educator and author for the Church of God.  His early missionary experience included serving as superintendent in the Dominican Republic and founding director of the Mexican Bible Seminary.  He taught on the faculty of Lee University for thirteen years and was founding director of Lee’s intercultural studies program, which prepares students for international missions and inner-city ministry.  Currently serving his denomination’s Department of World Missions in the dual role of Coordinator of Missions Education and Publications, Dr. George recently completed a centennial history of Church of God World Missions entitled Until All Have Heard.

Following the lecture, Dr. Lovell R. Cary will be honored with the Spirit of Azusa Award and a reception.  After his early ministry as a pastor and evangelist in the United States, Dr. Cary served as a missionary to Asia for thirty years.  The Church of God then selected him as Assistant Director and General Director of the Department of World Missions for sixteen years.  He continues to minister around the world as a missionary evangelist.

The Azusa Lecture is sponsored by the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center, the International Center for Spiritual Renewal, and the North Cleveland Church of God.  This year’s lecture is also being supported by the Church of God Department of World Missions.