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Graduate Bree Posey (third from left, center)

Phoenix, AZ – April 25, 2018 – At the recent Arizona Ministry Network meeting,  two graduates of SAGU AIC received their ministerial credentials. Bree Posey (Navajo) works as a youth pastor under the supervision of Pastor Joel Cornelius of Tuba City Assembly of God. Pastor Bree is a 2016 graduate of SAGU AIC. During her time as a student, she was active in ministry outreach activities.

Tony Rivera

Tony Rivera, a Fall 2017 graduate of SAGU AIC was also licensed at the Arizona Ministry Network meeting. A four-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Pastor Tony is the Assistant Pastor at Journey by Grace and works under the leadership of Pastor (Dr.) Rachel Valasquez who is also the Adult Education & Outreach Pastor at Harvest Church in Glendale, Arizona. Pastor Tony is also this year’s Sigma Chi Pi recipient for SAGU AIC and will be recognized at this year’s commencement. The Sigma Chi Pi award is given to a limited number of outstanding graduates who display distinction in service, academics, and their spiritual life.

Steve Funston being prayed over

Pastor Steve Funston (Navajo) is a 1994 graduate of (then) AIC and is presently serving as the Lead Pastor at Living Waters Church in Carson, New Mexico. Pastor Steve, a licensed minister for a number of years, was ordained to the ministry at the recent New Mexico Ministry Network meeting held in Casa del Rey, New Mexico.

SAGU AIC salutes its growing number of graduates serving in ministry as credentialed ministers!

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) American Indian College (AIC) is the nation’s only private Christian college serving primarily Native American students. Established in 1957, AIC now serves nearly 25 tribes as well as other ethnicities.


Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.