Monday, April 27—Alumni Chapel
We will hold a special chapel on Monday, April 27, to welcome the 2015 graduates into the Alumni Association. Mark Davis, our director of alumni reltaions, 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 8, 2015—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 pastor and assistant pator. Selection will be by online voting. Send in your nominations by April 15.
Thursday, July 2, 2015—Faith Reception at the GARBC Conference
Join Faith alumni and friends at our annual reception following the Thursday evening service of the GARBC Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. This reception is a great time for connecting with fellow alumni and getting updated on what is happening at Faith. Our new president, James Tillotson, plans to be at our reception.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 17, 18, and 19, 2015—Faith Homecoming
Mark your calendar now for this fall's Homecoming. This year's Homecoming will start with the installation of our new president on Thursday evening, September 17. Friday and Saturday will include enjoyable activities and the homecoming games. 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
Paul Lobb with the Lord
Paul Lobb, a former Faith board member and a strong friend of Faith, went to be with the Lord on April 16. He was 80 years old. Paul, with his wife Edwina, served as a pastor in three churches, the state representative and camp director for the Minnesota Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and in retirement as a short-term missionary and a representative for Bibles International. Paul served on the Faith board from 1993 to 2000.
Several of Paul's family members attended or are attending Faith. Current family members are Caleb Lobb, Elizabeth Hemsworth, Anna Cleghorn, Raquel Loveall, and Marcos Loveall. Please pray for Paul's wife, Edwina, and her family. Paul and Edwina were honored with the GARBC Service Award in 2008. You can find more information and funeral arrangements here. (04/15)
New Book by Dr. Jeff Newman
Dr. Jeff Newman, professor of Biblical Counseling at Faith, has written a new book, Dependence in the Wilderness, published by Regular Baptist Books (a division of Regular Baptist Press). In his book Dr. Newman examines David's experiences from Psalm 63 and draws hope and direction for those who are suffering. This book will help individual Christians who are suffering and would make a fine gift to a family member or friend who is suffering. You may order the book from the Faith Bookstore.
Dr. Newman earned the D.Min. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in the field of Biblical Counseling and has taught at Faith since 1994. He is regarded as a leader in the field of Biblical counseling from a fundamental, dispensational perspective and is a popular teacher 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.
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.
Paul Lobb, a former Faith board member and friend of the school, went to be with the Lord on April 16. Read More
Regular Baptist Books has released Dependence in the Wilderness by Dr. Jeff Newman, professor of Biblical Counseling at Faith. This book draws from Psalm 63 to give hope and encouragement for those who are suffering. Read More
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