To honor the Assemblies of God General Superintendent George Wood, Southeastern University (AG) in Lakeland, Florida, announced recently their plans to change the name of the Jerusalem Studies Center to The George Wood Jerusalem Studies Center.
Wood has served as the AG General Superintendent since 2007, a position that oversees one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the world. He is also a staunch supporter of Southeastern University, an AG University, and its Jerusalem studies program.
"Over the years, Dr. Wood's passion for education and for students has been obvious," said Charles Kelly, Chairman of the Board of Regents, Southeastern University. "And it has been equally obvious that having a facility like this in Jerusalem to train future ministers has long been dear to his heart."
Southeastern University recently dedicated their center, which is home base for students participating in a five-week study program on-site throughout Israel. Students are offered the opportunity to escape "an ordinary education" visiting places Jesus knew, exploring active archaeological digs and participating in the mainstream of current events. Construction of the five-story, state-of-the-art center was completed in recent months. With an exterior finish of Jerusalem stone to achieve the highest standards of historical preservation, the center is comprised of 23 rooms totaling 13,250 square feet of space.
The Southeastern University Board of Regents voted unanimously during their last meeting to change the name of the building. A special ceremony will be held in the fall.
"The Board of Regents will be honored to bestow this naming opportunity upon Dr. Wood in recognition of his leadership over the years," Kelly said.
For more information on Southeastern, visit its Web site at http://www.seuniversity.edu. Sermons by Wood may be heard at http://www.georgeowood.com.