21 May AGTS Honors our District Superintendent
Dr Stephen R Tourville was honored as Alumnus of the Year on Thursday, May 2, 2013 by the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at their graduation banquet . Dr Tourville, better known to us here in the PennDel Ministry Network as “Pastor Steve”, has served with distinction as District Superintendent since he was first elected in May, 2002. A self-described “double-dipper”, Dr Tourville received his Master’s from AGTS in 1979 and returned to earn a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2008.
He was also honored at the 40th annual Commencement on Saturday, May 4, 2013, receiving a medalion inscribed with “A leader of Spirit-empowered leaders” presented by Dr Byron Klaus, President of AGTS, and spoke briefly to the 88 candidates representing 26 states and 6 countries, their families, friends and guests who were gathered to witness the awarding of Ph.D., Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees. On behalf of everyone who is a part of the PennDel Ministry Network, we say “Congratulations, Pastor Steve!” Pastor Steve and Marjie, his wife, are the proud parents of Jason Tourville (Shrewsbury, PA) and Julie Mayne (Springfield, MO) and have 6 grandchildren.
The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) is located in Springfield Missouri. It serves as the only seminary endorsed by the Assemblies of God for the graduate-level education of ministers. It is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries and has one of the largest doctor of divinity programs in the nation.