News at Faith
Basketball Teams Excel Athletically and Spiritually
The Faith men's basketball team has distinguished itself this season in basketball and in spiritual character. We'll let Brian Fincham, the head men's basketball coach and AD tell you about it.
"Our men's basketball team was blessed with winning both the regular season and conference tournament championships. This is the first time since 1998 that the men have won the conference tournament championship, and the first time since 1977 that the men's team has won the conference regular season championship. It is the first time since 1977 that the men's team has won both the conference regular season and tournament championship in the same year. The team also set a new school win streak of 12 and is currently tied for the all time mark for wins in a season at 21. If we win any games in the next two weeks, we'll break that mark as well.
Both our men's and women's basketball teams placed players on the all-conference teams and were selected by the other conference teams as the recipients of the sportsmanship award. This is the second year in a row for both teams to receive that recognition from the conference."
Our congratulations to our men's and women's basketball teams and their coaches. We are happy for their successes in the games, but we are even more impressed with the spiritual character they have shown by receiving the sportsmanship recognitions. Coach Fincham continues to lead our athletic program with a clear philosophy of making athletics a ministry at Faith.
American Flag Flown in Honor of Faith in Afghanistan
On October 28, 2014, an American flag was flown in honor of Faith on a combat mission in Afghanistan. The flag was sent to Faith along with a certificate that read in part:
"In Support of Operation Enduring Freedom this American flag was flown in honor of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary 28 October 2014 during a combat sortie aboard a United States Air Force A-10C Warthog, assigned to the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan." The certificate was signed by the pilot, Capt. Travis "Spades" Walton.
We also received with the flag and certificate the following letter from Battalion Chaplain and Faith alum Jeremiah Cates ('03, '08):
"On behalf of LTC Joseph Schafer, the Battalion Commander, and the Soldiers and Officers of the 25th Signal Battalion, we wish to express our appreciation to the students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary for your unwavering support and unceasing prayers. May God richly bless you."
We are thankful for the ministry Chaplain Cates has to our soldiers in Afghanistan.
Gene Matlock with the Lord
Gene Matlock, Faith's vice president for advancement and church relations, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 7, after a short battle with cancer. The funeral service was held at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Saturday, October 11. Dr. Ernie Schmidt and Don Anderson represented Faith. Faith held a memorial service for Gene on October 29. Click here to read the story about Gene's life and ministry and to view a recording of the memorial service at Faith.
Spring Chorale TourMarch 6–15
Attend one of the Chorale's concerts in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.
Spring Chorale ConcertMarch 20
Join us on the Faith campus for the annual spring Chorale concert.
Scholarship WeekendMarch 19-21
For seniors who have applied to Faith. Get to know Faith personnel and interview for substantial scholarships.
Faith Pulpit DayMarch 30
This year's Faith Pulpit Day will focus on exposition in theology, preaching, and counseling.
Spring Instrumental ConcertApril 10
Join us for a concert of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.
Student Leadership SummitApril 16-18
Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.
Chorale Concert at IRBCApril 18
The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.
Commencement WeekendMay 7, 8
Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.