Assemblies of God elects new general superintendent with Springfield ties

Courtesy: Assemblies of God

The world's largest Pentecostal denomination, headquartered in Springfield, has a new shepherd.

Doug Clay was elected General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God at the church's nationwide meeting Wednesday afternoon in Anaheim California. For the past decade the Reverend Clay served as its treasurer, overseeing finances and property.

He is no stranger to Springfield. He is a 1985 graduate of Central Bible College.

Earlier Wednesday, Dr. George Wood, who is 76, told the huge gathering he would not seek another term as leader of the Assemblies.