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 relations, 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 pastor. 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, Jim 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
Service Award Winners
At our annual awards chapel on Friday, May 8, two individuals were honored for their long-term service to Faith.
Terry Waltersdorf has served as our director of dining services for 30 years during two different time periods—1979-2004 and 2011 to the present. Terry has raised the Faith dining services to a high level of professional college food service.
Irv Van Hooser has served as the chair of the Music Ministries Department for 20 years. He has advanced the department's committment to excellent, Christ-honoring music. He has also led the Chorale on several European trips.
One of the strengths of Faith is the large number of people who have served here for many years. Terry and Dr. Van are part of that group of people who provide stability and continuity for Faith. We commend these two individuals for these milestones in service for Christ.
HON Donates Chairs
The HON Company of Muscatine, Iowa, a leading manufacturer of office equipment, recently donated twenty-four desk chairs for our computer lab in Gray Hall. We appreciate their kindness and generosity in making this gift to our school. In Dr. Schmidt's thank-you letter to HON's CEO, he wrote, "As you know, our school prepares men and women to serve in vocational and volunteer church ministries around the world. Every part of our campus, including our computer lab, contributes to this purpose. So your gift has a part in the training of hundreds of people who will serve others around the globe."
Chairs for the computer lab was a project Gene Matlock was working on before his Homegoing last fall. Gene's wife, Judy, continued the project and brought it to its completion.
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 with 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.
During the graduation ceremony on May 8, the Faith alumni association honored four individuals with alumnus of the year or honorary alumni awards. Read More
Faith was recently given twenty-four new office chairs for the computer lab. Read More
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