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DuBose Elected Assistant General Superintendent


DuBose Elected Assistant General Superintendent

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ORLANDO, Florida — Current Assemblies of God General Treasurer Rick W. DuBose will become the new assistant general superintendent of the Fellowship.

Delegates to the biennial General Council in Orlando on Aug. 2 elected DuBose, 62, on the fourth ballot to succeed Alton Garrison, who chose not to seek re-election. The changeover takes place in 60 days.

The election of DuBose generates the need for a new general treasurer to replace him. DuBose is in the middle of his first four-year term as treasurer.

The General Presbytery convened at the end of business Aug. 2 to select a slate of nominees to replace DuBose as treasurer. That vote will take place Aug. 3.

It follows a similar pattern as the 2017 executive election when Doug Clay’s elevation as general superintendent created the vacancy in the treasurer’s post that DuBose filled.

“What an honor you have brought my way today,” DuBose told the assembled after the outcome of the Aug. 2 election. He said he has fallen in love with the Assemblies of God at a new level since moving to the national office in Springfield, Missouri.

“May this Church be the Church God needs it to be for this generation and generations to come,” DuBose said.

DuBose served as North Texas District superintendent for a decade before his election as national general treasurer in 2017. He earlier began serving as pastor of NorthPlace Church. The Sachse, Texas, church had 17 congregants at the time, and grew to 1,000 attendees by the time he left in 2005.

The election of the assistant general superintendent comes from the floor rather than from recommendations of the General Presbytery as some other executive posts. Initially, 17 candidates garnered the necessary 15 votes to advance to a first ballot. However, five of those candidates withdrew their names from consideration: General Secretary Donna L. Barrett, Executive Presbyter Melissa J. Alfaro, Peninsular Florida General Superintendent Terry Raburn, Florida Multicultural District Superintendent Nino González, and Alton Garrison — who earlier announced his intention not to seek another four-year term.

Initially, a candidate needed 1,300 votes for election. DuBose led through the first three rounds of balloting, but didn’t capture the required two-thirds majority for election. On the fourth round of voting, the field is constitutionally reduced to the top three vote-getters from the third ballot.

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