Dear AGGST Professors and Students,

Due to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that we must cancel the master’s-level program scheduled for May 4-July 22, 2020. The travel restrictions currently in place in most of our countries make it impossible for professors and students alike to travel to Togo this year. We pray and trust that the Lord will enable us to continue the master’s program next year, 2021.

For those who have completed all their coursework and are currently working on their thesis, we encourage you to continue working with your mentor toward the completion of your thesis. We are praying for God’s grace to enable us to hold the second semester of the BTh program from Aug. 3-Oct. 30 so that we can hold the graduation ceremony as scheduled on Nov. 7, 2020. Remember that your thesis must be approved by your mentor and submitted to WAAST by October 1 to enable you to participate in graduation.

We are deeply sorry for this situation, but we are confident that the Lord is at work in each of you to accomplish his good plan and purpose. We continue to lift you up in prayer before the Lord. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Mark Turney


On Friday, March 20, the government of Togo announced several measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which include the closure of all schools and church activities throughout the nation. Consequently, WAAST classes have been suspended until further notice.

A decision will be made and announced by April 1 concerning the Master’s program scheduled to begin on May 4.

Welcome to West Africa Advanced School of Theology, an Assemblies of God Bible school serving West and Central Africa and Madagascar, and based in Lomé, Togo. Here you’ll meet people from many countries who have one passion in common: the evangelization of Africa for the glory of God!

The Church is exploding across the continent. In the Assemblies of God, churches are mothering new churches as people respond to the call to follow Jesus. But there is one problem: Where do you find pastors for these new works? Some countries have literally hundreds of churches without trained pastors to lead them. Some of these churches fall into tragic error.

West Africa Advanced School of Theology (WAAST) exists to train African church leaders at the university level. They learn to live by the WAAST motto: “Training for Missio Dei through Pentecostal Servanthood.” Missio Dei means “God’s mission,” and graduates serve in His harvest field in many ways: as leaders of their national or district church organizations, as pastors, church planters, evangelists, as directors of and teachers in Bible institutes, as workers in compassion ministries, and as missionaries to people groups within their nations and in other lands.

Assemblies of God Graduate School of Theology (AGGST) provides post-graduate study in Missiology. Its French program, launched in 2002, is the first Assemblies of God Master’s degree program on the continent in this language.

We invite you to read on to see what the Lord is doing at WAAST and AGGST.

Please note that WAAST and AGGST do not offer courses online.