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1970s
Max Bowlin ('76) has accepted the pastorate of Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He and his wife, Jean, served for many years in pastoral ministry and then retired to Arkansas. But like many pastors, he desires to keep serving wherever he can. We commend the Bowlins for their long-term and continuing pastoral ministry, even in retirement years! (11/14)

Don McMillen ('74) went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2014. Don moved his family from New York so he could attend Faith. After graduating, he pastored Faith Baptist Church of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and filled pulpits around Iowa. All four of his children also attended Faith. He was living in Sac City, Iowa, at the time of his homegoing. We express our Christian sympathy to his wife, Arlene, and her children. You will find more information here. (10/14)

Terry Stueck ('73) has become the director of High Plains Bible Mission in Marietta, Georgia, after serving 35 years in inner city rescue missions in Albuquerque, Chicago, and Atlanta. Terry has also written Forgive Instantly and Live Free, a book about forgiveness based on his years of ministry. Terry and his wife, Patricia, live in Canton, Georgia. (09/14)

Jim Hill ('75) has retired as pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Ishpeming, Michigan, after a ministry of 37 years. He and his wife Ruth (Helfinstine '74 ) first went to the church as missionary pastor and wife with Continental Baptist Mission. The church became self-supporting in 2003, and Jim continued to serve as the pastor of the church until May of 2014. We commend the Hills for a lifetime of faithful service for Christ. (07/14)

David Stout ('75) has retired from 30 years of ministry at Faith, serving for most of those years as registrar. We commend David for his outstanding service at Faith, and we wish him and Della (Mullins '65, '89) an enjoyable and pleasant retirement. The Stouts live right across from the campus, so we know we will see them around often! (07/14)

 

1980s
Larry Beckman ('83) served with his late wife, Paula, for many years in Africa with Baptist Mid-Missions. They came back to the United States because of Paula's illness, and Larry began serving at the BMM home office in Cleveland. Larry was recently honored for 30 years of ministry with Baptist Mid-Missions. We are thankful for Larry's ministry in missionary service. (11/14)

Ken Loveall ('89) and his wife were, Sharon, have completed 20 years of missionary service in Peru and were honored at the Baptist Mid-Missions meeting last July. The Faith Alumni Association extends to the Lovealls our thanks for their faithful ministry for Christ. Two of their children, Raquel and Marcos, are students at Faith this year. (11/14)

Darrel ('85) and Lori (Reiter '83) Jingst of Sebring, Florida, were recently recognized for 20 years of service with Editorial Bautista Independiente, the Spanish publishing ministry of Baptist Mid-Missions. We commend Darrel and Lori for this milestone of service for Christ. Both their daughers, Stephanie and Stacy graduated from Faith and Stacy serves at Faith in the Admissions Department. (11/14)

Dan ('81) and Barb (Anderson '81) Eloe have moved to Waverly, Iowa, where Dan is now the pastor of First Baptist Church of Waverly. The Eloes had served for more than 20 years at Shelbyville, Illinois, before making the transition to Waverly. We appreciate the longterm ministry Dan had in Shelbyville and wish him a long and prosperous ministry in Waverly. Their son, Caleb, is a sophomore at Faith this year. (11/14)

Randy Charlton ('89) has accepted the pastorate at Liberty Baptist Church in Dike, Iowa. Randy and his wife, Rita ('88), served for many years as pastor and wife at Calvary Baptist Church in Chatfield, Minnesota. We here at Faith welcome them to Iowa and wish them an effective start to their new ministry. (11/14)

Charles ('81, '07) and Nancy (Bunjer '80) Ellis were recently honored for 30 years of service with Baptist Mid-Missions. Charles and Nancy ministered for many years as missionaries in Germany. Charles now serves as the Midwest Director of Enlistment for Baptist Mid-Missions. We commend the Ellises for this milestone of ministry in their lives. (07/14)

Virginia (Ginny) Stratford ('84) married Steve Sebok on June 28, 2014. Ginny taught at Faith in the Christian School Department until 2012 when she accepted the position of office administrator at Baptist Church Planters in Elyria, Ohio. We wish Ginny and Steve a blessed life together in service for Christ. They are living in Lorain, Ohio. (07/14)

 

1990s
Mike ('99) and Kristen (Boyd '99) Myers 
now serve as associate pastor and wife at Good News Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, under Faith alum Brian Cedarquist. For many years Mike and Kristen served as the youth pastor and wife at Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton, Illinois. They began their new ministry in January of 2014. We are thankful for alums like Mike and Kristen who faithfully serve the Lord. The Myers have two children, Samuel and Mickie. (11/14)

 

2000s
Jonathan ('90)
and Julie (Andersen '89) Stilwell were recently honored for 20 years of missionary service in Peru with Baptist Mid-Missions. Jon and Julie are exemplary missionaries, and Faith is pleased to name them among our alumni. Their first daughter, Hannah, graduated from Faith in 2014, and their second daughter, Sarah, is now a student at Faith. (11/14)

David ('07) and Kara ('07 Vigneault) Tubbs are pleased to annouce the birth of their fifth child, Gideon Dale, on July 18, 2014. David currently serves as a pastoral intern at Parsippany Baptist Church in Parsippany, New Jersey, and teaches fifth grade in the church's Christian school. Our warmest congratulations to David and Kara. (11/14)

Tim Anderson ('08) has accepted the position of assistant pastor at First Baptist Church of Springfield, Colorado. He and his wife, Stacie (Oliver '03), had served for several years as the youth pastor and wife at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, North Carolina. We wish Tim and Stacie God's best in this new ministry. (11/14)

Ryan ('09) Lundquist has accepted the pastorate at Mountain Shadows Baptist Church in Pueblo West, Colorado. Ryan and his wife, Joy (Anderson '06), served for many years as the associate pastor at Altoona Regular Baptist Church in Altoona, Iowa, and they began their new ministy on June 1. The Faith Alumni Association wishes Ryan and Joy along with their children, Hudson and Ruby, a prosperous ministry in their new work. (11/14)

Kyle ('09) and his wife Christie (Johnson '01) Noll have accepted the position of associate/youth pastor and wife at First Baptist Church of Wauseon, Ohio. They have served faithfully in church ministries since Kyle graduated in 2009, and we wish them a long and fruitful ministry at Wauseon. (11/14)

Matthew Lentzkow (ex '09) passed away on November 1, 2014. Matt had an interest in missions while at Faith and went on missions trips to Mexico and Romania. We express our sympathy to his family. You will find an obituary here. (11/14)

Ben ('08) and Katie (Root '05, '07) Wooster announce the birth of their first child, Emmaus Cade, on March 6, 2014. Ben and Katie are missionionary builders with Continental Baptist Mission. They will spend the last half of 2014 on a building expansion project in Geneseo, New York, as they continue deputation. We are thankful for Faith alums like Ben and Katie who have a deep commitment to ministry. Click here for a story and photo. (06/14)

 

2010s
Alex Chavez ('12)
has accepted the position of assistant pastor at Horton Baptist Church in Waverly, Iowa. He serves under Faith alum Stephen Moore. The Faith Alumni Association wishes Alex, his wife Brooke, and their new daughter Paisley Grace, a blessed start in this new ministry. You may view a photo and more information here. (11/14)

Josh ('09, '12) and Lindsay (Yankee '11) Palma are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Anya Georgia, on May 25, 2014. Josh and Lindsay serve as associate pastor and wife at First Baptist Church in Pana, Illinois, under Faith alum Greg White. Josh was also ordained to the gospel ministry in October. Congratulations to the Palmas! (11/14)

Philip Kramer ('00, '06, '14) and Kayla Gerhardt ('06) were married on July 12, 2014, in Cambridge, Minnesota. Phil is the pastor of Norwoodville Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa, and Kayla is now an administrative assistant at Faith. We congratulate Phil and Kayla on their marriage and wish them God's best in their lives and ministries. You can find additional information and a photo here. (09/14)

Stephanie Harrier ('10) is now working as a K-5th grade resource teacher at Chapel Hill Academy in Chanhassen, Minnesota, as well as teaching for Pathway Learning Community Co-op once a week. Stepanie lives nearby in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Chelsea Johnson ('12) has relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, for employment and is now serving at Palmcroft Baptist Church in the music and children's ministries. Her note read, "God has directed me exactly where He wants me to be." We wish Chelsea a prosperous ministry in her service for Christ. (07/14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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