THE HISTORY OF IAOGI
The Independent Assemblies of God International was birthed in the year 1918 as the Scandinavian Assemblies of God in the
United States of America, Canada and Foreign Lands. It existed under this name from 1918 to 1935. In 1935 at an annual convention
in Minneapolis, Minnesota the Scandinavian Assemblies of God merged with a group called the Independent Pentecostal Churches.
The name of this new fellowship was, and to this day remains, the Independent Assemblies of God International.
Dr. A. W. Rasmussen, D.D., was the Founder of the Independent Assemblies of God International. He is now deceased and
with the Lord. His ministry spanned the globe for over fifty years. He developed and supported missions, orphanages and churches
in Canada, the Philippines, India, and throughout the world.
Rev. Philip A. Rasmussen took over from Dr. A. W. Rasmussen and is now the International Overseer of the organization.
THE INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
PHILIP A. RASMUSSEN:
Rev. Philip A. Rasmussen, M. Div., is the General Overseer of the Independent Assemblies of God. Rev. Rasmussen is the
Founder and President of Life Institute and has taught Christian principles for over three decades. Rev. Rasmussen is a graduate
from Wheaton College and earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
CLYDE B. WASDIN:
Dr. Clyde B. Wasdin, Th. D., is the Assistant General Overseer of the Independent Assemblies of God. Dr. Wasdin has been
a minister for over 40 years. He has pastored large churches and ministered at conferences and conventions in 32 nations.
He is a graduate of South Eastern College of the Assemblies of God. He earned a Masters and Doctorate degree from the International
Seminary in Plymouth (Orlando) Florida.
INDEPENDENT ASSEMBLIES OF GOD INTERNATIONAL
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