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Work Teams Needed for Renovation Project
We are undertaking a major renovation project during the 2016-2017 school year, and we need the help of work teams from churches.

Last fall we moved our Music Department from its building across the street from our main campus into the Nettleton Center to give our music staff better facilities. We will now renovate the former music building to be our seminary building. This renovation will give our seminary a greater identity and visibility.

We plan to do most of the renovation work ourselves, but we are counting on individuals and missions teams from churches to help us. Listed below are some areas where you can help: 

BUILDING: Deck and stairs
FRAMING: Walls and windows
HANGING: Drywall, interior doors, light fixtures
HELPING: Electrical, HVAC, plumbing
INSTALLLING: Aluminum soffit, fascia, vinyl siding, bathroom fixtures, cabinets and countertops, PTAC units, windows
LAYING: Brick, carpet tile, ceramic tile
PAINTING/STAINING: Ceilings, doors, walls (all interior)
POURING: Concrete sidewalks, steps, driveway, parking lot
REMOVING: Bushes and shrubbery, carpet and floor coverings, concrete, drywall, furniture, interior doors and trim, interior walls and stairways, shelving, windows
TRIMMING: Baseboard, doors, stair rails, windows (all interior)

As you can see, we have need of skilled workers and people who can assist skilled workers.

Here is your opportunity to make a difference at Faith. If you or some people in your church are willing to help us, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Dr. Tillotson's executive assistant, at 515.964.0601, ext. 234. The renovation will start this summer and our goal is to have it ready for fall 2017.


Domokos BobDr. Robert Domokos Retires after 44 Years at Faith
Dr. Robert Domokos, longtime professor of Pastoral Training and former president, has retired after 44 years of effective ministry at Faith. Dr. Bob, as he is affectionately called, began teaching in 1972 and served as president of Faith from 1988 to 1993. He has been instrumental in training hundreds and hundreds of men who serve in pastoral ministries around the world. In addition to his teaching ministry at Faith, he has also served as an interim pastor 31 times over the years. We commend Dr. Bob for his long and effective service for Christ at Faith. Read more.





Boylan DrDr. David Boylan Retires after Distinguished Career
Dr. David Boylan, science and math professor at Faith and former interim president, has retired after a distinguished academic career. His retirement from Faith is actually his second retirement. Dr. Boylan taugh at Iowa State Univeristy for 44 years and retired from that post in 1992. He then immeidately began teaching at Faith and has done so for the past 24 years. He also served as interim president in 1993-1994. We commend Dr. Boylan for his commitment to Faith. Read more.






Rathbun 1Dr. Ken Rathbun Appointed Academic Dean
Dr. Ken Rathbun, a Faith grad and veteran missionary educator, has been appointed vice president for academic services and dean of the college. Dr. Rathbun has most recently served as a Baptist Mid-Missions missionary at Fairview Baptist Bible College in Westmoreland, Jamaica, where he was a professor and the academic dean. Dr. Rathbun's credentials and academic experience make him ideally suited to his new role at Faith. Read more.






Dr. Dean Taylor Named Professor of Pastoral Training
Dr. Dean Taylor has been named the new professor of Pastoral Training succeeding the retiring Dr. Robert Domokos. Dr. Taylor comes to us from two successful pastorates at Brookside Baptist Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina. His wide experience as a pastor has prepared him to take this role of training men for pastoral ministry. Read more.





Hartog JohnJohn Hartog II Recognized as Honorary Alumnus
On May 6 the Faith Alumni Assciation recognized Dr. John Hartog II, longtime professor at Faith, as an honorary alumnus of Faith. Dr. Hartog taught at Faith for 34 years. Because he taugh the freshmen Bible survey classes, he may have taught more Faith students than any other teacher. Dr. Hartog's wife and two sons are Faith alumni, and now we are pleased to make Dr. Hartog an honorary alumnus of Faith. Read more.






Jtillotsonsim and Joan Tillotson Made Honorary Alumni
Our president, Dr. Jim Tillotson, and his wife, Joan, graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College. However, when that school closed, the Tillotsons no longer had a school of their own. So because of their important role at Faith, the Alumni Association was pleased to make them both honorary alumni of Faith. Welcome, Jim and Joan, to the Faith Alumni Assocation! Read more.


Rosenau2Faith Confers Honorary Doctorate on Rev. Vernon Rosenau
During our commencement services on May 6, Rev. Vernon Rosenau, the new president of Baptist Mid-Missions, was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. In conferring the degree, Dr. Tillotson said, "The Lord has already gifted and qualified Vernon Rosenau to be the new president of Baptist Mid-Missions. Our recognition today is meant to be a further confirmation that he is God’s man for this new ministry." Read more.



Faith Reception at GARBC Conference

Thursday, June 30

Connect with alumni and hear updates from Faith

Alumni Workday

Saturday, July 23

Your opportunity to get your hands dirty and leave your mark on the Faith Campus.

Alumni and Friends Dinner

Friday, August 6

This free dinner will be sponsored by our Faith partner GuidOne Insurance.


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

New date for the golf tournament. Play a round of golf on a premier course and help raise money for Faith scholarships.