By John Fulton
Dr. Thomas E. Trask, chairman of the Global Prayer Initiative of Convoy of Hope, former general superintendent of the Assemblies of God and former pastor of Brightmoor Tabernacle in Detroit will be guest speaker at Grace Community Church, Assembly of God, 403 South Kalamazoo St. on Sunday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m.
Ordained in 1958, Dr. Trask was one of the first pastors of Vicksburg Assembly of God, now known as Grace Community Church, A/G Fellowship.
He has served in a variety of capacities since 1956 when he began his ministry in Minnesota. A graduate of North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Dr. Trask has spent over 50 years in ministry.
His ministry has always had a strong emphasis on prayer, discipleship, and reaching out of the four walls of the church to the community and the world. As a pastor, he, along with his congregations, has been responsible for planting seven new churches.
Dr. Trask was elected chief executive officer of the Assemblies of God at the 45th General Council in August, 1993. As superintendent of the Assemblies of God, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, he was a member of the denomination’s Board of Administration and the Executive Presbytery. Prior to his election, he served the church as its general treasurer.
Over the years Dr. Trask has served on many national boards of the evangelical community and he remains chairman of the board for AGFS. As Chairman of the Global Prayer Initiative of Convoy of Hope, Trask challenges church leaders and congregations around the world to pray for the poor and suffering.
His recent books are “God is Listening” and a “21 Day Prayer Guide.”