News at Faith
Mrs. Norma Shipp with the Lord
Mrs. Norma Shipp, wife of former Faith president Dr. Gordon Shipp, entered the Lord's presence on January 4, 2016. She was 83 years old. Norma met her husband while they were students at Northwestern College in Minneapolis. They then served the Lord as pastor and wife in four churches: First Baptist Church in Farmington, Iowa; First Baptist Church of Eldora, Iowa; Belden Regular Baptist Church in Chicago (later Niles), Illinois; and South Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Shipp became a member of the Faith board of directors in 1967, which began a long association with Faith. In the fall of 1980, while serving as the chairman of the board, Dr. Shipp was selected to be the president of Faith and Norma became his secretary.
Dr. Shipp went to be with the Lord in 1987, but Norma continued her ministry as the president's secretary at Faith. She served through all the years of Dr. Robert Domokos (1988-1993) and for the first few years of Dr. Richard Houg (1994-1997). Because of her secrertarial sklills, she was asked to teach some office administration classes at Faith. After her retirement in 1997 she was a guest speaker in several classes at Faith.
Dr. and Mrs. Shipp had three children: Deb (Battey) of Danville, Kentucky; Steve of Flint, Michigan; and Cyndi (Lister) of Ankeny, Iowa.
We honor the memory and legacy of Gordon and Norma Shipp. The Lord used them in significant ways at Faith. The Shipp family has asked that memorial gifts be made to Faith. Please join us in praying for the Shipp family. You will find a full obituary here.
Men's Soccer Team Has Record-Setting Year
The Faith men's soccer team, under head coach Gary Backous, finished the regular season at 12-2-0, placed third in the MCCC conference tournament, and won the NCCAA II region championship game. The team then moved on to the national tournament in Kissimmee, Florida, November 11-14. The team was seeded sixth in the tournament and finished in sixth place, tied for the best finish at a national tournament in school history. At the conclusion of the tournament, after a brilliant tournament in goal, sophomore David Levy was named to the All-Tournament Team, joining four-time All-American Clifton Barth as the only other Eagle to earn this recognition.
The Eagles history year led to eight team and five individual school records being tied or broken including fewest goals allowed (19), lowest goals against average (0.9 goals/gm), highest winning percentage (.786), most wins (16, tied 2003), fewest losses (4, tied 1975, 82, and 83), most shutouts (10, tied 2010, 13), most wins to start a season (7), and most regular season wins (12).
It was a monumental season as the Eagles went 16-4-1 on the year, winning their first region championship since 2006 and finishing with an amazing opportunity to compete with the best Christian college teams in the country in Florida. We commend our 2015 men's soccer team for their excellent year. Read the full story here.
Refresh ConferenceFebruary 9–12
A specialized conference for pastors and wives to refresh you in your ministry
Scholarship WeekendMarch 17–19
High School seniors: spend a weekend at Faith interviewing for scholarships.
Student Leadership SummitApril 14–16
Hear Carl Kerby and Dr.Jonathan Sarfati address the theme of Creation: The Great Debate.