Faith Representatives Coming Your Way
Tyler Terlouw and Phil Cox are no strangers to Faith. Both are 2012 graduates of the college, and during their four years as students, both made significant contributions to our campus—whether in sports, on ministry teams, or at the heart of student life. This year the two friends will hit the trail as Faith’s newest student recruiters. They look forward to meeting you when they are in a church or Christian school in your area. But before they do that, here’s your chance to get to know them…
How did you two become friends?
Phil: Both of us graduated from high school in 2008, and we both spent that summer working at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp. I spent my days slaving away inside doing dishes while Tyler was outside ‘lifeguarding’ and working on his tan.
How did you spend this past summer?
Phil: I worked as the program director for Camp Fairwood in Westfield, Wisconsin. I hope to be involved in a camp ministry in the future, so spending my summer immersed in that ministry was an incredible experience.
Tyler: I spent the first three weeks of my summer leading Faith’s South Africa Team—an opportunity I’ve had for the last 4 years and wouldn’t trade for anything! From there I began traveling for Faith to different camps in Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, and Montana. When I’ve been on campus, I’ve been helping with the improvements around Faith’s pond.
What’s your favorite sports team?
Phil: The Iowa Hawkeyes
Tyler: There is only one team: the Hawkeyes
What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
Tyler: Shrimp pasta and steak prepared by my parents, Bruce and Marla Terlouw. That is the meal I always choose on my birthday.
When you were growing up, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Phil: An architect
Tyler: A professional athlete. My first choice was to play for the Chicago Bulls because they are legit.
What’s going to keep you awake for the long road trips ahead of you?
Phil: Sunflower seeds and Dr. Pepper
Tyler: Listening to Phil try to sing along with the radio will probably keep me awake. But if that doesn’t work, I’ll be guzzling Starbucks double shot mocha energy drinks!
Mountains or beach?
Phil: Beach. But that might be the hardest question I have ever been asked.
Tyler: I prefer AND, not OR, Mountains and a beach are both preferred.
What was your major/degree?
Phil: Associate Pastor with Youth and Counseling minors
Tyler: Pastoral Training with Greek minor
How were you involved on campus as a student?
Phil: Summer ministry teams, student association VP, and the South Africa Team
Tyler: Basketball, room leader, summer ministry teams, and the South Africa Team
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting college?
Phil: There are so many ways to get involved and serve on campus, and I’d look for ways to do that even sooner.
Tyler: I would try to get to know as many people as possible. There are so many awesome people on campus at Faith, and I feel like I missed out on getting to know them.
Your favorite class and professor at Faith?
Phil: Preaching to Youth with Dr. Brown
Tyler: Golf with Dr. Brown
What is one thing about attending Faith that made a significant impact on your life?
Phil: Being a part of the South Africa Team and summer ministry teams. These opportunities to serve gave me a lot of valuable experience that I know I’ll use in future ministries.
Tyler: All of the opportunities for service—local churches, summer ministry teams, and missions trips. All of these things gave me a chance to meet and serve people as well as get my feet wet in a variety of different ministries.
What is your life verse?
Phil: Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Tyler: Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”