Dr. Wood was elected chief executive officer of the Assemblies of God in August 2007. As general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA, he is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of the larger World Assemblies of God Fellowship, and Dr. Wood serves as its chairman, as well as the global co-chair for Empowered21. He holds a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law. Dr. Wood and his wife, Jewel, have a daughter and son.
At the age of seventeen, Heath’s life was dramatically transformed by an encounter with Jesus. His dramatic salvation experience has led him to serve in multiple leadership roles with global influence. He is intrinsically involved with several networks focused on youth and the next generation, in addition to serving as a national leader for a ministry serving more than half a million students. Heath holds an MA in leadership from Evangel University and is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Chester University. Heath and his wife, Ali, and two daughters currently reside in Springfield, Missouri.
Scotty has invested over twenty years working with students and leaders and currently serves as the National Youth Strategist for the Assemblies of God. He is also the author of four books including his most recent release, The Big Ten: A Quick-Access Guide to Ten Youth Ministry Essentials. Scotty currently resides in Ozark, Missouri, with his wife, Casey, and their six children.
The Human Right would be nothing without DYDs and YAMs. Our partnerships with them are vital. DYDs (or District Youth Directors) connect youth pastors and students to the movement, both locally through the church and globally through our missions partner Speed the Light. YAMs (or Youth Alive Missionaries) connect churches with schools in their communities through our local partner Youth Alive
Abby started working with National Youth Ministries in 2007 and became project manager for The Human Right in spring 2014. A pastor’s kid from Nebraska, she graduated from Central Bible College in 2003. She and her husband, Jake, live in Omaha and have a wonder dog named Doris.
Jackie keeps her eye on all the words flowing through The Human Right and enjoys teaching on the mission of the church. She holds a master’s degree in cross-cultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and also serves as a missionary associate with Live|Dead Arab World.
Alyssa gathers stories for The Human Right, finding advocates and champions who have a great story to tell. She graduated from Evangel University in 2014 and married her love, Vince, in August of the same year. Alyssa previously worked with Eurasia Community (AGWM) as their prayer coordinator.
Vince connects with leaders, youth pastors, DYDs, lead pastors, and others around the country to bring The Human Right to their events or churches. He desires that everyone would know how to hear Jesus and enjoys teaching sessions on prayer and worship. Vince attended Central Bible College and Evangel University and is married to Alyssa.
Nii joined the team in March 2015 and we haven’t been the same since. He strategizes all things social media for The Human Right, earning his very own hashtag: #niiforce. He is currently working on his master’s degree in communications at Missouri State University and serves on the staff of MSU Chi Alpha.