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AG Magazine Pentecostal Evangel to Switch to Free Digital Platform

Assemblies of God to Roll out PE News at End of the Year

Contact: Steve Yount, A. Larry Ross Communications, 972-267-1111, steve@alarryross.com; Mark Forrester, Assemblies of God, 417-862-2781 ext 3027, MForrester@ag.org

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 6, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pentecostal Evangel magazine, a trailblazer in Christian communication since its debut in 1913, announced today it will switch to a free digital news platform – PE News – at the end of the year.

This transition from subscription-based, weekly print publication to online will allow the Assemblies of God to provide high-quality content to a broader range of readers while taking advantage of video and individual interaction that is not possible through the current magazine. PE News will release 20-25 articles each week and be the official news agency of the Assemblies of God.

"Pentecostal Evangel's purpose – to communicate Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit – transcends medium or method," said Dr. George O. Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, U.S.A. "Through multiple daily stories accessible on both online and mobile platforms, PE News will offer a clear and timely understanding of what God is doing through the AG. Had this opportunity been available when the AG was founded, I believe we would have seized it even sooner."

PE News editors will also produce a free weekly summary that churches can download, print and share. The website will be www.penews.org.

In addition to the launch of PE News, Assemblies of God will also offer Vital, a  revolutionary new magazine supported by online content, for pastors and their congregations in January. The bimonthly magazine is intended to become an essential spiritual companion to its readers by putting their world into a Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered perspective.

For a preview of Vital, please visit vitalmagazine.com/firstlook.