Faith Reception at the GARBC Conference 2016—Thursday, June 30
Join Faith alumni and friends at our annual reception following the Thursday evening service of the GARBC Conference in Oswego, Illinois. This reception is a great time for connecting with fellow alumni and getting updated on what is happening at Faith. Our president, Dr. Jim Tillotson, plans to be at our reception. To learn more about this year's conference or to register, click here!
Alumni Work Day—Saturday, July 23
"Alumni & Friends" Dinner—Friday, August 5
Homecoming Weekend 2016—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 15, 16, and 17
Mark your calendar now for this fall's Homecoming! This year's Homecoming will start with a Thursday morning dedication of our sand volleyball court to Dr. Bryce B. Augsburger, who served as and president of Denver Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary with which Faith merged in 1986. Faith hopes that this tangible memorial reminds the Denver grads of their alma mater and of this man of God who was a staunch defender of the faith. There will be an alumni awards chapel Friday morning to honor our Faithful Servant Award recipients. Friday and Saturday will also include enjoyable activities such as a golf tournament, a campus parade, and the Ya Gotta Regatta boat race. More info about Homecoming 2016 will be provided later in the summer!
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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
Kimberly Tanner Joins the Faith Faculty
Faith is pleased to welcome Miss Kim Tanner back to our faculty. Kim previously taught communications courses at Faith from 2010-2012 as an adjunct professor. She will begin teaching communication and speech courses again this school year as a full-time faculty member.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Clearwater Christian College, a master’s degree from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, and a master’s degree from Iowa State University. She has served as a graduate assistant at ISU, an adjunct faculty member at FBBC, and a faculty member at Clearwater Christian College.
We are excited to have Kim back with us as she helps train students to better communicate the Word to the World.
Faith Welcomes Jordan Sauser
Jordan Sauser has joined the Faith Family as the director of financial aid and coach of the men’s soccer and track and field teams.
Jordan graduated from Faith in 2008. While a student, he competed in basketball, soccer, and track and field, where he distinguished himself as an All-American hurdler. He also served on three summer ministry teams.
Jordan and his wife, Laura, along with their children, Tinley and Ridley, live in the Ankeny area and are active members of Community Baptist Church. We look forward to having Jordan serve with us this coming school year.
Work Teams Needed for Renovation Project
We are undertaking a major renovation project during the 2016-2017 school year, and we need the help of work teams from churches.
Last fall we moved our Music Department from its building across the street from our main campus into the Nettleton Center to give our music staff better facilities. We will now renovate the former music building to be our seminary building. This renovation will give our seminary a greater identity and visibility.
We plan to do most of the renovation work ourselves, but we are counting on individuals and missions teams from churches to help us. Listed below are some areas where you can help:
BUILDING: Deck and stairs
FRAMING: Walls and windows
HANGING: Drywall, interior doors, light fixtures
HELPING: Electrical, HVAC, plumbing
INSTALLLING: Aluminum soffit, fascia, vinyl siding, bathroom fixtures, cabinets and countertops, PTAC units, windows
LAYING: Brick, carpet tile, ceramic tile
PAINTING/STAINING: Ceilings, doors, walls (all interior)
POURING: Concrete sidewalks, steps, driveway, parking lot
REMOVING: Bushes and shrubbery, carpet and floor coverings, concrete, drywall, furniture, interior doors and trim, interior walls and stairways, shelving, windows
TRIMMING: Baseboard, doors, stair rails, windows (all interior)
As you can see, we have need of skilled workers and people who can assist skilled workers.
Dr. Ken Rathbun Appointed Academic Dean
Dr. Ken Rathbun, a Faith grad and veteran missionary educator, has been appointed vice president for academic services and dean of the college. Dr. Rathbun has most recently served as a Baptist Mid-Missions missionary at Fairview Baptist Bible College in Westmoreland, Jamaica, where he was a professor and the academic dean. Dr. Rathbun's credentials and academic experience make him ideally suited to his new role at Faith. Read more.
Dr. Dean Taylor Named Professor of Pastoral Training
Dr. Dean Taylor has been named the new professor of Pastoral Training succeeding the retiring Dr. Robert Domokos. Dr. Taylor comes to us from two successful pastorates at Brookside Baptist Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina. His wide experience as a pastor has prepared him to take this role of training men for pastoral ministry. Read more.
Faith Confers Honorary Doctorate on Rev. Vernon Rosenau
During our commencement services on May 6, Rev. Vernon Rosenau, the new president of Baptist Mid-Missions, was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. In conferring the degree, Dr. Tillotson said, "The Lord has already gifted and qualified Vernon Rosenau to be the new president of Baptist Mid-Missions. Our recognition today is meant to be a further confirmation that he is God’s man for this new ministry." Read more.
Faith is pleased to welcome Miss Kim Tanner back to our faculty. Read More
Jordan Sauser has joined the Faith Family as the director of financial aid and coach of the men's soccer and track and field teams. Read More
We invite church work teams to help us renovate the former music building into our seminary building. 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. Dean Taylor named the new professor of Pastoral Training succeeding the retiring Dr. Robert Domokos. Read More