Although he began his ministry as an evangelist in Colorado and was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1929, Melvin Hodges (1909-1988) is most recognized for his role in world missions. After his missionary appointment in 1935, he served on the mission field in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. For 5 years he also edited the Missionary Challenge, a promotional magazine for the AG Division of Foreign Missions. Influenced by missiologist Roland Allen, he produced a work in 1953 called The Indigenous Church, which was revised and expanded over time. From 1954-1973, he served as AG field director for Latin America and the West Indies. Then he became a professor of missions at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He was a prolific writer, and many of his works deal with missions and the indigenous church principle.
In this featured audio, Dr. Gary B. McGee interviews Melvin L. Hodges, former missionary to El Salvador, field director of Latin America, professor at AGTS, and author of "The Indigenous Church" and other missions books, at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri, 1985.
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