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The popularity of the Assemblies of God Centennial services, held August 5-10, were unprecedented for any U.S. Assemblies of God event. Through broadcast, live-stream and simulcast, millions of people tuned in to view the services.

According to Africa's LMTV, more than 40 million viewers tuned in to watch its Centennial broadcasts, while the Spanish network, Unsión, broadcast reached viewers throughout Central and South America. The viewership of the Centennial special on TBN is not known, but TBN reaches millions of viewers each week.

In an effort to join AG churches thorughout the U.S. to the Sunday evening celebration, the Centennial finale featured a live simulcast. 

"We had more than 1,000 simulcast sites signed up to participate in Sunday evening's celebration service," Dr. George O. Wood, AG general superintendent, says. "This represented an estimated 50,000 participants in addition to the thousands in attendance and those watching by live-stream online."

And the popularity of the services continues. Since the conclusion of the Centennial, thousands of people have viewed or downloaded the services from the archived collection found on the 100.ag.org website.

"There has been a great interest in the archived messages," states Lucas Cornwell, media technology analyst at the AG national offices. "If people want to watch or share these videos, they can do so via the 100.ag.org website." 

Cornwell says that a few of the messages receiving strong interest include Sunday evening's concluding service with Dick Brogden, the presentation of The Human Right movement, and the message from South Korea General Superintendent Yong Mok Cho.

For news stories, in both English and Spanish, see the Centennial website and click on the "News" tab or click on "Español" at the top of the page for the news tab in Spanish. In addition, the Jason Frenn and Juan Carlos Escobar services, feature translation, in Spanish and English.


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Arnett chosen to lead Zion Bible College

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 - 3:19 PM CST

Dr. David Arnett
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The Board of Trustees of Zion Bible College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, has announced that Dr. David Arnett has been selected as the school's new president-elect.

Arnett is currently serving as the vice president for Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Officer) at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, as well as professor of Homiletics, Pastoral Ministries, Theology and Bible. He holds a BA degree from Central Bible College and an MA and D. Min. from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Having served in churches in New Mexico, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri, Arnett has also planted eight churches and a Christian Academy. He travels extensively preaching and teaching. His wife Kathy is currently serving as the executive director for Alumni Relations for CBC.

"My wife and I are excited about this opportunity as it follows the call of God on my life - to train and prepare ministers, missionaries and Pentecostal workers for the local church," Arnett says. "Zion has a beautiful campus and has potential for expansion and growth coupled with a vision to reach the world."

Arnett will follow current president, Dr. Charles Crabtree. Crabtree, the former assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, announced earlier this year that he will retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Since his election as president four years ago, Crabtree has led in doubling the school's enrollment from 200 to 400 students and is preparing to add a master's degree program. "I must give credit to President Charles Crabtree," Arnett says. "He has done an amazing job in his tenure."

The inauguration of Dr. Arnett will take place in conjunction with ZBC's graduation day, May 10, 2013, at Zion Bible College.

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