L. Grant McClung

Dr. L. Grant McClung

Address900 Walker Street NE
Cleveland, TN 37311

World Mission and Evangelism, Church of God Theological Seminary

Dr. Missiology, Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies,

Dr. Grant McClung, a veteran missions leader, is Associate Professor of Mission and Evangelism at the Church of God Theological Seminary (www.cogts.edu) and elected member of the International Executive Council of the Church of God ( Cleveland, Tennessee U.S.A.). He has served as missionary educator in Europe, in cross-cultural student ministries in Southern California, and as denominational supervisor for leadership training worldwide. In his most recent assignment, he was Field Director of Church of God Europe: Western/Mediterranean/Middle East from 2000-2006.

A trained missiologist, McClung is a graduate of the Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies (Doctor of Missiology) where he served as Teaching Assistant to C. Peter Wagner and was awarded the Paul Yonggi Cho Church Growth Award for his research on Pentecostal missions. This research was first published as Azusa Street and Beyond: Pentecostal Missions and Church Growth in the Twentieth Century (Bridge Publishing 1986). He is a regular contributor to missions and Pentecostal/Charismatic publications, including chapters on Pentecostal missiology in The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion Made to Travel (Regnum Books 1999) and the International Dictionary of The Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (Zondervan Publishing 2001).

McClung’s article, “Pentecostals: The Sequel,” was featured as the cover story for the April 2006 issue of Christianity Today magazine (www.christianitytoday.com). His most recent book (written for the Azusa Street Centennial) is Azusa Street and Beyond: 100 Years of Commentary on the Global Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement (Bridge-Logos Publishing 2006 www.azusastreetandbeyond.com).

McClung is an Advisory Editor for Christianity Today magazine and is a member of the Editorial/Advisory Committee of EMIS, the Evangelism and Missions Information Service, a ministry extension of the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, Illinois. He serves on the Executive Board of EFMA, the Evangelical Fellowship of Missions Agencies, connected in North America to the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and internationally to the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).

McClung began his ministry as a pastor in his native California. As an advocate for the primary role of the local church in world evangelization, he wrote a special resource for pastors, laity, and local church missions leaders: Globalbeliever.com: Connecting To God’s Work in Your World (Pathway Press 2004 www.globalbeliever.com; available in Spanish, Creyenteglobal.com: Conectandonos a la obra de Dios en nuestro mundo). McClung and his wife, Janice (a musician, composer, and speaker), have led a weekly global intercessory prayer ministry in their local church for twenty uninterrupted years.

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