1. What was your major at Faith?
Assistant Pastor with a Youth and Music minor
2. Where did you do your internship?
I am currently finishing my internship at Grace Baptist Church in Mankato, Minnesota. I am learning a lot about what pastors have to do behind the scenes that many people never see.
3. So what’s after graduation?
This summer I will be working at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp as part of Faith’s camp team, the Contenders. This fall I plan to start seminary in the fall at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.
4. How are you going to use your education at Faith now that you have finished?
I plan to use my education in my ministry at church for now. I work with the junior boys at my church during Sunday School, and I go calling on Wednesday nights. My long-term goal is to become an assistant pastor and help teens grow in Christ.
5. What was one of your highlights studying at Faith?
One of my highlights studying at faith would have to be Systematic Theology class. It put all of the doctrine classes together so I know what I believe and why.
6. How were you plugged in to extracurricular activities at Faith?
During my years at Faith I was involved in summer ministry teams, soccer, basketball, Chorale, the Student Association, and class leadership.
7. Why did you choose to study at Faith?
I started my college education at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College. When Pillsbury closed, I chose Faith because it was a great place to study for the ministry and because I already knew a few students attending Faith.
8. What are you most looking forward to in your next step . . . whatever that may be?
I am looking forward to starting in a youth ministry and applying all the things that I have learned in my classes. I want to use my Faith education to build into the lives of teens wherever God leads me.
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Faith Convocation Center has been named the Nettleton Center in honor of Dr. David Nettleton.
Dr. Nettleton was the president of Faith from 1965 to 1980 and moved the college from Omaha, Nebraska, to Ankeny, Iowa.
David Nettleton pastored churches in New York and Massachusetts before becoming the pastor of Grandview Park Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1963. In that role he took an interest in the possible relocation of Omaha Baptist Bible College to Ankeny. When OBBC’s president John L. Patten resigned because of health reasons in 1965, the school called David Nettleton to be its president.
Over the next few years David Nettleton led in raising money and building a new campus in Ankeny. In 1969 he walked from Omaha to Ankeny to celebrate the completion of the sale of the Omaha campus and to raise money for a classroom building.
Dr. Nettleton left the presidency in 1980 and pastored churches in New Jersey and Florida before going to be with the Lord in 1993.
The last building Dr. Nettleton built was the Gymnasium/Convocation Center, which opened in the fall of 1973. It is only fitting then that we name this building in his honor. The school held a special chapel on Tuesday, September 28, to highlight the ministry of David Nettleton and officially announce the name change. Jean Bierbaum, one of Dr. Nettleton's daughters, and her husband, Stephen (pictured above) from Alton, Illinois, were able to attend the special recognition service.
The Faith family is grateful for the life and ministry of David Nettleton and is pleased to perpetuate his legacy by naming this building in his honor.
Faith invites those who knew Dr. Nettleton to contribute to the David Nettleton Leadership Scholarship to enable current students to get a quality Bible education. Contact Faith’s Advancement Department at 1.800.407.3305.
An institution’s logo is an important part of its identity because it expresses the heart and mission of the school.
The motto at Faith is With the Word to the World. That motto expresses our purpose of training men and women to take the Word of God to a lost world.
We are pleased to present an updated look for our Faith logo that captures the concept of taking the Word to the World in a new and fresh way. You will now see this updated look on our upcoming publications.
With this updated logo Faith reaffirms its commitment to maintaining a fundamental Baptist institution that is committed to Bible and theology, missions, and the local church.
Dr. Robert Domokos, longtime professor of Pastoral Training and former president, retires after 44 years of effective ministry at Faith. Read More
Dr. David Boylan, science and math professor at Faith and former interim president, retires after a distinguished academic career. Read More
Dr. Ken Rathbun, a Faith grad and veteran missionary educator, appointed vice president for academic services and dean of the college. Read More
Dr. John Hartog II, longtime professor at Faith, recognized as an honorary alumnus by the Faith Alumni Association Read More
President Jim Tillotson and his wife, Joan, made honorary alumni by the Faith Alumni Association. Read More
Rev. Vernon Rosenau, new president of Baptist Mid-Missions, awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Read More
Dr. Dean Taylor named the new professor of Pastoral Training succeeding the retiring Dr. Robert Domokos. Read More
Record-setting coach Gary Backous steps down as head coach of the Faith Eagles soccer program. Read More
Faith faculty and staff members recognized with service awards. Read More
Doug Bladine, with 25 years of collegiate food service experience, named assistant food service director at Faith. Read More