A Pastor's Perspective
We have trusted Faith with some of our most prized possessions—our children! Both my wife and I are graduates of the college. Now as a pastor, I have encouraged other young people to attend Faith. Three of our children have made Faith their college home too. Ronnie and Aaron went first, and Ronnie graduated in 2012. Aaron’s time at Faith prepared him for his current pursuit in the medical field. The same spiritual quality, standards, and excellent Bible teaching that were there when we attended are still hallmarks of Faith today. The friendships that they made have been spiritually impacting, and I have no doubt that they will be a lifelong resource for them.
My belief that Faith is a great school was further strengthened when our daughter, Elizabeth, began classes in the fall of 2012. It is different when you send a daughter to college. Her parents have to be sure she will be safe. She had quite a bit of athletic success in high school, and private as well as public schools were recruiting her. We looked into several of them, but they simply could not compare to Faith. Faith’s staff and faculty, academics, church support, and safe social environment made Faith her first choice . . . and ours.
Pastor Ron and Joy Hemsworth
Faith Baptist Church
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Faith Baptist Bible College is a valuable resource for pastors and youth pastors. Over several years, I have sent young people from my youth group to Faith. Without fail, God has used the Bible classes, chapels, and one-on-one discipleship there to continue them down the path of sanctification. Each individual returns with a needed passion for God and service.
The emphasis we pastors place on service for Christ is reinforced daily and exemplified openly at Faith. Students are required to be involved in service in a local church. In addition, students get numerous opportunities for hands-on ministry experience through mission trips, ministry teams, and local church internships. I have seen firsthand how our students have grown in their sanctification as they have ministered across the country and around the globe. What we teach in the church is reinforced, not undermined, at Faith.
A major advantage that Faith provides is their full accreditation. Many parents are justifiably concerned about the value of the degree at a school. Due to Faith’s accreditation, graduates are able to obtain employment in their desired fields, and undergraduates are able to transfer their credits if desired. This opportunity allows me to effectively and safely promote the value of Faith to concerned parents. I consider Faith a valuable resource and commend the school to all.
Beth Eden Baptist Church
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
What Others are Saying
“I recommend Faith because I know its graduates will have more than knowledge. Faith instills passion for service, balance in ministry, historic dispensational theology, and loyalty to Christ’s church. Churches need Faith graduates as pastors more than at any other time.”
President, Baptist Church Planters
"I'm so thankful for Faith and the commitment the school has for teaching God's Word and for providing opportunities for implementing God's Word through ministry in local churches."
Faith Baptist Church
Mason City, Iowa
“I am not a pastor, but we did send all three of our children to FBBC and all of their spouses are graduates of FBBC. My oldest son is a youth pastor, my second son is a senior pastor, and my son-in-law is a youth pastor. We were pleased when our children chose FBBC because we knew the training they would receive would reinforce the values and priorities we sought to instill in them through our admonition and example. Their craving for ministry and their skills for service are a reflection of their training. We thank the Lord for FBBC&TS.
Gary L. Anderson,
President, Baptist Mid-Missions
“I am thankful for the impact Faith has had on our staff members at Camp Patmos. I know Faith students are grounded in God's word and are willing to stand on that foundation. Their commitment to ministry is not just lip service but life service.
Executive Director, Camp Patmos
Kelly Island, Ohio
“Our church emphasizes the importance of ministry. Our school, Shiloh Hills Christian School, seeks to recruit teachers who reflect this same philosophy. Frequently we find men and women who desire a job but not a ministry. Faith produces graduates who have a Biblical emphasis on ministry.”
Pastor Vic Bledsoe
Shiloh Hills Baptist Church
Walton Lecture SeriesApril 23-25
Dr. Roy Beacham from Central Baptist Theological Seminary will present this year's Walton Lecture Series on the topic of "Those Pesky Prophets: Toward a Clearer Understanding of Old Testament Prophecy."
Commencement ServicesMay 8, 9
Join graduates, family, and friends for our special Commencement events.
Dr. Paul Hartog Honored
Dr. Paul Hartog, Faith's vice president for academic services and dean of the college, was recently honored by being included in a listing titled "100 Remarkable Professors and Scholars Theology Students Should Know About." Read More
Board Appoints Interim President
The Board of Directors of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ernie Schmidt as the interim president of the institution. Read More
Faith Ranked #1 Nationally
Faith Baptist Bible College recently was ranked #1 nationally in an interesting Facebook survey. Read More