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Helen B. Agnew is one of the longest serving active members of Apostolic. Baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost for more than a half century, she currently serves as the leader of the senior evangelists and as a spiritual adviser to Senior Pastor George Maxwell Jones. Among the past leadership roles in which she has served at Apostolic is Sunday School Superintendent, under the pastor-ship of the late Bishop Robert W. Jones. Evangelist Agnew’s 12 years of superintendency at Apostolic coincided with 24 years of Sunday school teaching at Christ Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church of Syracuse, under the pastor-ship of her husband the late Elder David P. Agnew. Licensed and ordained by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., Evangelist Agnew’s work in the body of Christ not only stretches long, but also wide. She served a three-year term as president of the New York State and Ontario District Council Ministers Wives. She is blessed also to have served as chaplain for “too many years to count,” in her words. For more than a decade Evangelist Agnew has worked tirelessly as a Pastoral Care Giver at the Van Duyn Nursing Home and the Loretto Nursing Home, both Syracuse-based. Her formal certification for pastoral care vests her to assume chaplaincy duties in the absence of the chaplains, which duties include visiting, leading worship services, and providing counseling and encouragement to the residents of the nursing home facilities. On the personal front Evangelist Agnew enjoys the blessing of 12 great grandchildren, 10 grandchildren, and five children—one of whom is at home with the Lord. All are the fruit of her 59 years of marriage to the late Elder Agnew. Her hobbies include sending cards and Christian literature to family and friends, reading vociferously and, above all else, devoting time to earnest prayer. She has many favorite Bible passages, such as Psalms 121—a key passage of which is: “I will life up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Another is Psalm 37, which reads in part: “Trust in the Lord, and do good.” Finally is John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you.”

Pastor Helen B. Agnew

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