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Doug Clay and George Wood pray during a Tuesday morning consecration service in Springfield. Clay was officially installed as general superintendent of Assemblies of God.
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Doug Clay and George Wood pray during a Tuesday morning consecration service in Springfield. Clay was officially installed as general superintendent of Assemblies of God.

Assemblies of God installs new leaders

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Assemblies of God yesterday formally installed three new members of its leadership team.

Doug Clay, 54, was consecrated as general superintendent during a Tuesday morning service in Springfield. He takes over the top position after George Wood, 76, was not re-elected in August. Wood, who has led the Christian denomination since 2007, instead opted to retire, according to a news release.

“You have been chosen to serve in a time of great opportunity and promise, but also a time of great need and challenge,” Wood said in his commissioning statement to Clay. “May you use the gifts and talents granted to you by God to lead this fellowship in a spirit of unity and compassion.”

As the 13th superintendent of Assemblies of God, Clay is now in charge of the largest Pentecostal denomination with more than 67 million worldwide members.

Roughly 1,500 people attended the service held at Central Assembly of God across the street from the Assemblies of God headquarters on North Boonville Avenue, according to the release.

During the service, the organization also made Rick DuBose general treasurer and Malcolm Burleigh executive director of U.S. missions.

DuBose succeeds Clay, and Burleigh replaces the retiring Zollie Smith Jr., who held the position for 10 years, according to the release.

Assemblies of God’s leadership team comprises seven members, according to its website. The others are Alton Garrison, assistant general superintendent; James Bradford, general secretary; Greg Mundis, world missions director; and Dan Betzer, executive presbytery.

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