News at Faith

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Gene Matlock with the Lord
GeneMatlock webGene 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 memorial service was held at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Saturday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Ernie Schmidt and Don Anderson represented Faith. Click here to read the story about Gene's life and ministry.






Faith Receives Continued Iowa Department of Education Approval
On September 18 the Iowa Department of Education voted unanimously to continue the approval of Faith's Christian School Department. This approval means students graduating from our Christian School program are eligible for a teaching license in Iowa. This milestone marks the end of a long and strenuous accreditation process in which officials from the Iowa Department of Education examined Faith's program and practices. Such approval speaks highly of the department and the hgh standards it has achieved over the years. 


Jack and Lindsie Arneson Join the Faith Athletic Department
Arn JThe Faith Athletic Department is pleased to announce the coming of Jack Arneson as the assistant athletic director and coach of the women's soccer and basketball teams. Jack is a graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College where he played both soccer and  basketball. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in sport management. During his basketball playing career, Jack twice received recognition as a First Team selection and MVP of the NIAC conference. Jack was also 1st Team All Region in the NCCAA II North Central Region (the same region in which Faith competes), and was an NCCAA II Honorable Mention All American. In soccer, Jack received recognition as an NCCAA II North Central 1st Team All Region player.

Arn LJack's wife, Lindsie, will assist him in his coaching duties. Lindsie (nee Poorman) attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and transferred to Faith where she graduated. She played both volleyball and basketball at Pillsbury and Faith. While at Faith, Lindsie was selected as an NCCAA II North Central 1st Team All Region player in volleyball and basketball. She was also an NCCAA II Honorable Mention and 2nd Team All American in basketball.
Jack and Lindsie have spent the past three years coaching a collegiate women's basketball team in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Jack was selected as this past season's NIAC Coach of the Year. In addition to serving as her husband's assistant, Lindsie has served at Woodcrest Baptist Academy as the 5th/6th grade teacher for the past three years.

We welcome Jack and Lindsie to the Faith athletic department.


Terry Waltersdorf Receives Recognition
Waltersdorf Terry July2010Terry Waltersdorf, Faith's director of dining services, was recently awarded one of two President’s Awards for 2014 from the Midwest Region of The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). The award was presented at the NACUFS National Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 11-14, 2014. 

The award was given "in recognition of the outstanding contribution of Terry Waltersdorf, Faith Baptist Bible College, as a dedicated member of the association, exhibiting a high degree of professionalism in the college and university food service community.”

The recognition went on to state that Terry "has been a trusted colleague in the food service industry. He has represented the Midwest Region on the NACUFS Board of Directors as president of then Region VI (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas) and, more recently, has served as the National At Large Director for NACUFS from July 2010-July 2014. He now represents the NACUFS Midwest Region on a select panel of individuals for the governance work group. He has spent endless hours working the phones, internet, and emails getting people to consider service in NACUFS on the National Board and in the region. For the past four years, Mr. Waltersdorf served as NACUFS At Large Director, chaired the Nominations Committee and served on the Executive Board, Finance Committee, and most recently was invited to serve on the governance work group which is working to restructure NACUFS governance for the future."

Terry served as dining services director at Faith from 1979 to 2004 and returned in 2011. He has led the Faith Dining Services to a high standard of excellence. We always knew Terry was an outstanding food services director, and now his peers have also recognized that as well. We commend Terry for his fine work and this worthy recognition.


Central Seminary Honors Houghtons
HoughtonGHoughtonMCentral Baptist Theological Seminary of Plymouth, Minnesota, recognized Drs. George and Myron Houghton with honorary doctorates at its graduation service on May 10. Dr. George Houghton has served af Faith since 1973 as a faculty member, librarian, academic dean, and vice president for academic services. Dr. Myron Houghton joined the Faith faculty in 1983 teaching theology. During the ceremony Central Seminary also honored Dr. Robert Delnay with an honorary doctorate. Dr. Delnay served on the faculty of Faith and was the founding dean of the seminary. We congratulate these three men who have made such significant contributions to Baptist fundamentalism and to Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. Click here to see a photo of these three men with the Central Seminary faculty. You will also find on this same web page links to the statements read about these three men.

2014 Alumnus of the Year Awards
14alumwinDuring the Commencement service on Friday, May 9, the Faith Alumni Association honored two individuals with Alumnus of the Year awards in the category of Christian layworker. Sandi Nihart was recognized as the female alumna of the year, and John Javaux was honored as the male alumnus of the year. Read their full stories here.







Service Awards to Four Employees
Service AwardsOn Friday morning, May 9, during the Awards Chapel, President Ernie Schmidt recognized four employees who have achieved significant milestones in their service at Faith.

Pat Duer   40 Years   Business Office
Sally McFarling   30 Years   Faculty
David Stout   30 Years   Registrar
Melody Mains   20 years    Executive Administrative Assistant

We congratulate these individuals on their longterm ministry at Faith with a combined 120 years of service.










Handbell Concert

October 24

Join us for an enjoyable concert featuring the solo handbell artistry of Christine Anderson.

Fall Bible Conference

November 3-7

Faith Board members and other personnel explore the theme For Our Admonition—Lessons from the Old Testament.

Impact Youth Conference

November 8–Owatonna, Minnesota

Bring your teens to a full day of activities and spiritual challenge.