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A Greeting from the College President

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Welcome to Ascent College of the Assemblies of God!

Our mission is to prepare Spirit-empowered ministry leaders who are passionate, principled, and practical.  To that end, we labor daily on your behalf and all those that God brings to us.

Preparation for God’s Calling is never wasted time.  Your season at Ascent will be a time to develop the gifts and skills necessary for the ministry adventure that lies ahead. God continues to do “more than we could ever ask or imagine” as promised in His Word.

I look forward to meeting you personally.  You are a gift from God entrusted to us to cultivate and nurture His work in you.  God is ready, and so are we.  Your moment is now!

In Christ,

Robert J. Rhoden, DMin

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PO Box 690, Gainesville, VA 20156-0690

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Ascent College's financial aid school code is 041538. It may display as Bethel College, the former name of Ascent College.


Ascent College admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.