The Board of Trustees of Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) is pleased to announce the election of John S. Pistole, J.D., as president-elect. Pistole’s appointment as president-elect of Anderson University was approved by the board of trustees during their fall meeting. Following ratification by the General Assembly of the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.) in June 2015, Pistole will be the fifth person in the nearly 100-year history of Anderson University to hold the position of president.
School of Theology News
Dr. James W. Lewis was a successful young CPA with one of the “Big Eight” accounting firms, Arthur Young & Co., when he felt an inexorable call to serve God through ministry.
“I accepted a call to be a follower of Christ, and I also sensed a strong desire to learn more and learn about ministry,” said Lewis, who will be formally installed as dean of the Anderson University School of Theology on Sunday at Park Place Church of God.
The Anderson University Presidential Search Committee, chaired by AU board member Patricia Seasor Bailey, will bring the name of John S. Pistole, J.D. before the Board of Trustees for election as the president of the university on Oct. 27. Pistole most recently announced his retirement as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Prior to his appointment to the TSA by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S.
Anderson University and the Anderson University School of Theology will conduct a special service of installation for Dr. James W. Lewis as the eighth dean of the School of Theology, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The installation service will be held in Park Place Church of God with a reception immediately following at the church. The public is invited to attend. Dr. Lewis succeeds Dr. David Sebastian who served as dean of the School of Theology since 1995 until his retirement in July, 2014.