Commencement Services


Commencement day was a highlight of the school year. The day began with the Awards Chapel in which students were recognized for their academic achievements and their service to the Lord at Faith and in their local churches. Each department chair recognized outstanding individuals in their departments.

Assistant Pastor   Thomas Klein and Joel Welch
Biblical Counseling   Erica Daily 
Biblical Languages   Johanna Newman 
Biblical Studies   Hannah Stilwell and Daniel Vance
Christian School   Johanna Newman and Dylan Barker 
Christian Service   Hannah Stilwell and Wayne Swearingen 
Local Church Ministries   Joseph Weber
Missions   Brandon Lange
Music   Stephanie Schneider
Office Administration   Sophia LaFleur and Kara Reu
Pastoral   David Cotner III
Theology   Anna Lockridge and David Cotner III
Women's Ministry   Kimberly Stalcup

During the commencement service Pastor Patrick Odle, pastor of First Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio, challenged the graduates and their families to rely on the grace of God for the challenges ahead. The Faith Alumni Association presented its Alumnus of the Year awards to Sandi Nihart and John Javaux. You can read their full stories here.

We thank the Lord for this year's graduates who are now prepared to serve the Lord and take the Word to the World.

Click here to view the Seminary Baccalaureate, the Commencement Concert, the Awards Chapel, and the Commencement service.


Fall Student Orientation

August 21 and 22

Check the schedule for the orientation sessions for new students, returning students, and parents of new students.

Homecoming 2014

September 12 and 13

Come back to Faith for a weekend of enjoyable Homecoming activities. Two new events this year—women's alumni soccer game and sand volleyball tournament.