The Faith Alumni Department is pleased to initiate a new way to recognize alumni who have faithfully served where Lord has called them.

The Faithful Servant Award will be given annually to three individuals. These individuals will be chosen primarily based on the length of years served and contribution to their ministry or profession, their demonstration of high Christian standards and integrity, as well as their faithfulness in promoting the college and seminary and their support of the Faith Alumni Association.

The recipients of the Faithful Servant Award will be featured in articles highlighting their lives in the expanded edition of our SOAR magazine each August, which will be sent to almost 20,000 alumni & friends in the Faith community. Additionally, they will be honored at an alumni reception during Homecoming events each September.

Faithful Servant Award recipients will be chosen by the Alumni Department; however, we also welcome recommendations from alumni. Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time during the year to recommend an alumnus for the Faithful Servant Award. If you have someone in mind for the 2016 award, please submit your recommendations by May 31. 

Mark your calendars to visit campus September 15–17 and help us honor this year’s Faithful Servants!




From time to time the Faith Alumni Association recognizes individuals as honorary alumni of Faith. This distinction is granted to people who did not graduate from Faith but who have made a significant contribution to Faith. This year we are pleased to recognize Dr. John Hartog II as an honorary alumnus of Faith.

In 1968, in only Faith’s second year on the Ankeny campus, President David Nettleton hired a young man named John Hartog II to teach Bible courses. Though he would leave twice, he always came back to Faith, spending a total of 34 years on the Faith faculty.

Dr. Hartog began his service for Christ in Texas in 1964 with a literature ministry followed by a pastorate. In 1964 he also married Martha Nuñez.

Dr. Hartog earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, the Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, the Doctor of Theology degree from Grace Theological Seminary, and just for good measure, he earned anther doctoral degree—the Doctor of Ministry degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also earned the Master of Library Science degree from East Texas State University. Read more



During the Awards Chapel preceding commencement on May 6, the Faith Alumni Association made President and Mrs. Tillotson honorary alumni of Faith in recognition of their servant leadership since coming to Faith. President Tillotson and Joan have shown a humble spirit willing to be used of God as they invest in current students, encourage faculty and staff, as well as reach out to alumni of Faith.

Both Jim and Joan graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College. However, that institution closed a year ago, leaving them without a school to call their own. Because of their significant role at Faith, it only seems fitting that we make them honorary alumni of Faith.

Welcome, Jim and Joan, to the Faith Alumni Association!



 Click here for a list of past recipients of the Alumnus of the Year and Honorary Alumnus awards.




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September 15–17

Big events planned for the 2016 Homecoming! Make plans now to return and be a part.

Faith Classic Golf Tournament

Friday, September 16

Calling all golfers! Play a round of golf on a premier course and help raise money for Faith scholarships.


Saturday, September 24

Bring your teens to this premier youth event. Lots of fun activities with an evangelistic emphasis.

Minnesota Fall-Out Retreat

October 20–22

A spiritually challenging weekend for Minnesota teens at Camp Jim.