Elder Lynn E. Dye, National Superintendent

The present National Advanced Schools of Wisdom (ASOW) Superintendent is Elder Lynn E. Dye. He follows the work of our National ASOW Superintendent Emeritus, Mother Walta Sample. Elder Dye is the assistant Shepherd of Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, Temple #6 in Ensley Alabama. He also is the Chief Writer for the ASOW Challenger book for the adult classes.

The main goal of the Advanced Schools of Wisdom is to increase the spiritual knowledge of God in the membership and to develop students that will become leaders and custodians of the Everlasting Gospel. This department plays a very important role in spiritual growth and elevation of vision and consciousness.


The Advanced Schools of Wisdom was founded in 1919 by Father Elias D. Smith.  In the beginning, it was called Sunday School.  Prince D. M. Abney was the first superintendent.  He served from 1919 to 1920.

Later, the name was changed from Sunday School to The Advanced Schools of Wisdom in 1940 by J. D. Walker, Jr.

The Seedbed

The Advanced Schools of Wisdom is indeed the seedbed of Triumphant thinking.  As Triumphians, we can advance to the highest level of wisdom that comes directly from God.  We are taught that this church carries three levels. The Holy Ghost puts us on the first level, and as our guide, we can advance to the highest level.  The Christ mind, which is the wisdom and power of God, can transform us into the state of Perfection.

National Publication

It is the aim of the National Advanced Schools of Wisdom to publish literature that will assist in carrying people to that highest level of thinking. This literature is published biannually.

For the latest Advanced Schools of Wisdom Lesson please continue to contact Mother Walta Sample to order your books.

Mail orders to:

Triumph Church ASOW Publications

P.O. Box 110067

Birmingham, AL  35211

Fax orders to:

Attention: Mother Walta Sample

Triumph Church ASOW Publications Order

Fax Number: (205) 923-9601 (please call before faxing)