News at Faith
Paul Lobb with the Lord
Paul Lobb, a former Faith board member and a strong friend of Faith, went to be with the Lord on April 16. He was 80 years old. Paul, with his wife Edwina, served as a pastor in three churches, the state representative and camp director for the Minnesota Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and in retirement as a short-term missionary and a representative for Bibles International. Paul served on the Faith board from 1993 to 2000.
Several of Paul's family members attended or are attending Faith. Current family members are Caleb Lobb, Elizabeth Hemsworth, Anna Cleghorn, Raquel Loveall, and Marcos Loveall. Please pray for Paul's wife, Edwina, and her family. Paul and Edwina were honored with the GARBC Service Award in 2008. You can find more information and funeral arrangements here. (04/15)
New Book by Dr. Jeff Newman
Dr. Jeff Newman, professor of Biblical Counseling at Faith, has written a new book, Dependence in the Wilderness, published by Regular Baptist Books (a division of Regular Baptist Press). In his book Dr. Newman examines David's experiences from Psalm 63 and draws hope and direction for those who are suffering. This book will help individual Christians who are suffering and would make a fine gift to a family member or friend who is suffering. You may order the book from the Faith Bookstore.
Dr. Newman earned the D.Min. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in the field of Biblical Counseling and has taught at Faith since 1994. He is regarded as a leader in the field of Biblical counseling from a fundamental, dispensational perspective and is a popular teacher at Faith.
Ray Taylor with the Lord
Ray Taylor, longtime board member at Faith and former Iowa state senator, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24. Senator Taylor, as we always called him, joined the Faith board in 1974 and served with distinction for 41 years, at times serving as chair and vice chair of the board. Several years ago he was honored with emeritus status on the Faith board.
Ray served six terms in the Iowa senate from 1973 to 1995. He was a champion for issues that are important to Christians. Ray's wife, Mary, went to be wtih the Lord in 2007 after 64 years of marriage. Senator Taylor was an important part of the development of Faith. In recognition of his important role, the men's dormitory is called Taylor Hall. You will find a full obituary here.
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.
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.
Walton Lecture SeriesApril 22-24
Dr. Bruce Compton from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary will speak on Contemporary Issues in American Evangelicalism.
Commencement WeekendMay 7, 8
Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.