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The Faith Alumni Association extends its deepest sympathy to Michelle (Ferre ex. '79) Riley and her husband Rob, whose son, Joey, was killed while on active duty in Afghanistan on November 24, 2014. Joey was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, where his father is the worship pastor. You will find pictures and more information here. (1/15)

Vicki Reiner ('74) has earned the Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family from Liberty University. Vickie and her husband Tim ('75) have served as BMM missionaries in Brazil for more than 30 years. We commend Vickie on her accomplishment and the Reiners for their faithful missionary work. (12/14)

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)


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)


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)


Jacob Saylor ('00, '06),
pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge, Iowa, was ordained to the gospel ministry on Sunday, November 16, following an ordination council on Saturday, November 15. The council gave a "high recommendation" to the church to proceed with ordination. Jacob became the assistant pastor of the church in 2006 and the senior pastor in 2012. Jacob is married to Amber (Harris '00), and they have five children. We commend Jacob and Amber for this milestone in their lives and for their faithfulness as the pastor and wife of the church. You will find a photo and more information here. (01/15)

Josh ('12) and Bethany ('12 Duffy) Farrell have been called to be the pastor and wife of First Baptist Church of Brayton, Iowa. Josh served for several years as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in West Des Moines, a ministry he began while still a student at Faith. Josh is the son of Doug ('86, '87) and Lori ('84 Rosenkrans) Farrell who serve as pastor and wife at Calvary Baptist Church in Forest City, Iowa, and the grandson of Russ ('57) and Merilyn (ex. '55) Farrell, retired pastor and wife. Bethany is the daughter of Pastor Jeff ('90) and Sherrill ('85 Dill) Duffy who serve at First Baptist Church in Yarmouth, Iowa. We commend the Farrell and Duffy families for the continuing generations of ministry workers. (12/14)

Isaac ('08) and Amanda Adams are proud to announce the birth of their son, Owen David Thomas, on November 14, 2014. Owen joins big sister, Alexis, in the family. The Adams live in Plymouth, New York. Congratulations to Isaac and Amanda! (01/14)

David Snow ('94) and his wife, Janet, have been called to serve as senior pastor and wife of Grace Bible Church in Casey, Illinois. David formerly served in inventory control at Bob Jones University. We wish the Snows a prosperouis ministry in their new place of service for Christ.

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)


Zach Patke ('09) 
has accepted the call to become the assistant to the pastor at First Baptist Church of Marshall, Minnesota, where Greg Linscott is the pastor. Zach's ministry will focus on discipleship and training with a focus on youth and children's ministries. Zach and his wife Hannah (Kolar '10) have two sons, Daniel and Noah. We wish Zach and Hannah God's richest blessings as they begin their new ministry in Marshall. You will find more information on the MARBC website and the GARBC website. (2/15)

Ethan Long ('14) has been called to serve as the assistant pastor of North Ridge Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa. He has been an active member of that church since he was in elementary school. Ethan will serve under senior pastor and Faith alum Kevin Subra ('88). We wish Ethan and his wife, Jordyn, God's best in their new ministry. You will find more information here. (1/15)

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 ('84). 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)



















Faith Pulpit Day

March 30

This year's Faith Pulpit Day will focus on exposition in theology, preaching, and counseling.

Faith Missions Conference

March 30-April 3

Finish My Work is the theme of this year's Missions Conference.

Spring Instrumental Concert

April 10

Join us for a concert of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.

Student Leadership Summit

April 16-18

Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.

Chorale Concert at IRBC

April 18

The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Commencement Weekend

May 7, 8

Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.