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Charlie Self (PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz) is director of City Development at Made to Flourish: A Pastors' Network for the Common Good. Previous to his work with Made to Flourish, Dr. Self was director of PhD studies in Bible and theology and associate professor of church history at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO. While Dr. Self’s academic specialty is history, God has gifted him in multiple areas. 

Prior to his joining the faculty at AGTS, he served for thirty years in various pastoral roles—including senior pastor—and concurrently taught for twenty-eight years at the following schools: Bethany University, AGTS (adjunct), Western Seminary (adjunct), George Fox University, and Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium. Besides church history courses, he has taught theology, philosophy, ethics, apologetics, leadership, and ministry.

An able communicator to secular audiences as well as to the church, Dr. Self is frequently invited to speak at civic, community, and training events. Along with many appearances in media shows, he has served as “Dr. History” for the leading talk radio station in the San Francisco Bay Area, doing a weekly segment from 2004 to the present. He has published the books The Power of Faithful
 (Heath Communications) and The Divine Dance (Authorhouse), as well as articles in the Pentecostal EvangelPneuma, and Kairos Journal.

In 2007 Dr. Self directed the establishment and development of AGTS West in collaboration with the Northern California-Nevada District Council and Bethany University.

Dr. Self blogs at

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