Tuesday, April 29—Alumni Chapel
We will hold a special chapel on Tuesday, April 29, to welcome the 2014 graduates into the Alumni Association. Gene Matlock, our Vice President for Advancement and Church Relations (which includes Alumni) will lead this chapel. We will explain to the graduates the role of the Alumni Association and give them a small gift to welcome them into the Association. The Faith Alumni Association now numbers more than 6,000 people.
Friday, May 19, 2014—Announcement of Alumnus of the Year Awards
During Faith's graduation services we will announce this year's recipients of the Alumnus of the Year awards. This year's category is layperson, and we will recognize a male and female lay layperson at that time. Selection will be by online voting. Send in your nominations by April 15.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014—Faith Reception at the GARBC Conference
Join Faith alumni and friends at our annual reception following the Wednesday evening service of the GARBC Conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida. This reception is a great time for connecting with fellow alumni and getting updated on what is happening at Faith.
Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, 2014—Faith Homecoming
Mark your calendar now for this fall's Homecoming. This year's Homecoming will feature a Rook and 3-on-3 basketball tournament. We will get more details to you in the summer.
Update Your Info
Tell us about changes in your life:relocation, marriage, births, ministry:to help us keep connected. Click here to access the Update Your Info form.
At our 2011 graduation service the Alumni Association recognized two alumni missionary couples for their outstanding service for Christ.
Bill and Deb Edmondson:U.S.A. missionaries
Click here for the tribute read about the Edmondsons at the graduation service.
Tribute to Bill and Deb Edmonsdon
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John and Bev Leonard
Click here for the tribute read about the Leonards at the graduation service.
Tribute to John and Bev Leonard
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News 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 with visitation and funeral information.
Basketball Teams Excel Athletically and Spiritually
The Faith men's basketball team has distinguished itself this season in basketball and in spiritual character. We'll let Brian Fincham, the head men's basketball coach and AD tell you about it.
"Our men's basketball team was blessed with winning both the regular season and conference tournament championships. This is the first time since 1998 that the men have won the conference tournament championship, and the first time since 1977 that the men's team has won the conference regular season championship. It is the first time since 1977 that the men's team has won both the conference regular season and tournament championship in the same year. The team also set a new school win streak of 12 and is currently tied for the all time mark for wins in a season at 21. If we win any games in the next two weeks, we'll break that mark as well.
Both our men's and women's basketball teams placed players on the all-conference teams and were selected by the other conference teams as the recipients of the sportsmanship award. This is the second year in a row for both teams to receive that recognition from the conference."
Our congratulations to our men's and women's basketball teams and their coaches. We are happy for their successes in the games, but we are even more impressed with the spiritual character they have shown by receiving the sportsmanship recognitions. Coach Fincham continues to lead our athletic program with a clear philosophy of making athletics a ministry at Faith.
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.
The goal of the Search Committee has been to find a highly qualified and dedicated man of vision who can lead Faith onward and forward. We are convinced we have found that man in Rev. James R. Tillotson who has accepted our unanimous invitation to be the next president of FBBC&TS. Read More
The Faith men’s basketball team won the conference championship and tournament. Both the men’s and women’s team were the recipients of the sportsmanship awards. Read More
Faith’s volleyball coach, Lanny Nihart, was recently honored for completing 30 years as our volleyball coach. Read More