Soon after he was elected general superintendent, Dr. George Wood identified five core values that
would determine the priorities of his administration. In acting upon these values, his desire is
to build bridges-especially to nonbelievers, people of diverse cultures and younger generations.
Dr. Wood clearly articulates his respect and love for his Pentecostal heritage. With a correlative
enthusiasm he seeks to pass on to succeeding generations the truths, values and commitment that
compelled our Pentecostal forefathers. He emphasizes them with a fresh expression and focus,
presenting some new approaches to advancing our historic mission-the mission that the Holy Spirit
led our early leaders to begin more than 90 years ago.
Dr. Wood's path in life has uniquely prepared him for his present responsibility. The convictions
that underlie these values were formed in his mind and heart over several decades of ministry.
They reflect the DNA of the Fellowship and set our course in following what matters most to our
Lord- serving His cause with effectiveness and excellence.
Dr. George O. Wood is general superintendent of the U.S. Assemblies of God. Before being elected
to his present office, he served as general secretary for 14 years. He was assistant
superintendent of the Southern California District from 1988-1993, after pastoring Newport-Mesa
Christian Center in Costa Mesa, California for 17 years. The son of missionary parents to China and
Tibet, Wood holds a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a
juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law.