Area Churches:Many Places to Worship and Serve

Area Churches:Many Places to Worship and Serve

The local church is an important part of a student's educational experience at Faith. We are blessed to have more than 30 fundamental Baptist churches in the area. These churches provide students a place to worship and serve. You won't have to go far to find a good church.

Adelphi Calvary Baptist Church
7925 SE Vandalia Rd.
Runnells
adelphibaptist.com

Altoona Regular Baptist Church
803 3rd Ave. SW
Altoona
altoonarbc.com

Ankeny Baptist Church
2842 SW 3rd St.
Ankeny
Ankenybaptist.org

Berean Baptist Church
720 S. Montana St.
Boone
www.bereanbaptistboone.com

Bethany Baptist Church
3516 SE 14th St.
Des Moines
bethanydesmoines.org

Bethel Baptist Church
1407 "A" Ave. W
Oskaloosa
bbcosky.org

Calvary Baptist Church
895 S. 60th St.
West Des Moines
calvarybaptist-wdm.com

Campus Baptist Church
57011 US Highway 30
Ames
cbames.org

Capitol City Baptist Church
5990 NE 14th St.
Des Moines
capitalcitychurch.org

Community Baptist Church
Northeast Elementary School
NE 18th and Trilein
Ankeny
communitybaptistankeny.org

Emmanuel Baptist Church
7240 SW 9th St.
Des Moines
emmanuelbaptist.org

Faith Baptist Church
2nd and Sycamore Sts.
Cambridge
faithbaptistcambridge.com

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Grandview Park Baptist Church
1701 E 33rd Street
Des Moines
grandviewparkbaptist.org

Grace Baptist Church
329 E 7th St.
Glidden

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Heartland Baptist Church
3504 N Grand Ave.
Ames
churchames.org

Indianola Regular Baptist Church
1209 E 2nd Ave.
Indianola
www.indianolargc.com

Maranatha Baptist Church
877 S. 19th St.
Grimes
maranathabaptist.org

Missionary Baptist Church
615 Highway 5
Carlisle
missionarybaptist-carlisle.com

Nevada Baptist Church
210 West 4th Street
Nevada
nevadabaptist.com

Northridge Baptist Church
3700 6th Ave.
Des Moines
northridgebaptist.com

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Saylorville Baptist Church
6429 NW 6th Dr.
Des Moines
saylorvillebaptist.com

Slater Baptist Church
601 Story St.
Slater
slaterbaptistchurch.org

Trinity Baptist Church
4600 SW 26th St.
Des Moines

True Bible Baptist Church
4101 Amherst
Des Moines

Urbandale Baptist Church
6501 Aurora Ave.
Urbandale

Willow Creek Baptist Church
720 Army Post Rd.
West Des Moines
willowcreekbaptistchurch.com

Ankeny–A Great Place to Live and Work

Ankeny, Iowa, is a great place to live and work. It is strategically located in the middle of the country, just north of the intersection of I-80 and I-35. In 2008 Family Circle magazine recognized Ankeny as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. Ankeny has an abundance of places for students to work and shop.

Jobs
HyVee
410 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.964.0900
www.hy-vee.com/

Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI)
2741 SE PDI Place
Ankeny
515.965.6300
contactpdi.com/index.php

Tree House Learning & Growing
2401 W. First St.
Ankeny
515.965.5505
treehouseglc.com/home.htm

Little Endeavor's Daycare
205 SE Oralabor Rd., # A
Ankeny
515.963.0500
Kid Teen Connection
P.O. Box 10
5608 Merle Hay Road
Johnston
515.252.8490
johnston.k12.ia.us/communityeducation/ktc.html

Stores
Target
2135 SE Delaware Ave.
Ankeny
515.964.9000

Walmart
1002 SE National Dr.
Ankeny
515.963.1111

Kohls
1935 SE Delaware Ave.
Ankeny
515.963.7727

Walgreens
901 N. Ankeny Blvd.
515.964.3952

TJ Maxx
2010 SE Delaware Ave., # 216
Ankeny
515.964.9853

Sportsman's Warehouse
921 SE Oralabor Rd.
 515.963.3500
sportsmanwarehouse.com

Family Christian Bookstore
2310 SE Delaware Ave.
515.964.8609
familychristian.com

Banks
Community State Bank
817 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.331.3100
bankcsb.com

US Bank
305 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.964.8800
usbank.com

Northwest Bank
911 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.963.8033
bank-northwest.com

Wells Fargo Bank
910 E. First St.
Ankeny
515.965.2300
wellsfargo.com

First Federal Savings Bank
2110 SE Delaware Ave.
Ankeny
515.963.4488
firstfederaliowa.com

Bank of the West
411 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.965.8855
bankofthewest.com

Doctors
Mercy Clinics: Mercy Ankeny Family Practice
800 E. First St., # 1700
Ankeny
515.643.8100
mercydesmoines.org

Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics
1105 N Ankeny Blvd., # 100
Ankeny
515.241.4499
ihs.org

Van Oort Terry D MD
302 SW Walnut St.
Ankeny
515.964.8993
mercyclinicsdesmoines.org

Iowa Chiropractic Clinic
114 NW Ninth St.
Ankeny
515.964.3000
iowachiroclinic.com


Hotels
Americinn
610 SE Oralabor Rd. (Exit 90)
Ankeny 
515.964.2004

Courtyard by Marriott
405 SE Creekview Dr. (Exit 90)
Ankeny
515.422.5555

Fairfield Inn & Suites
215 NE Delaware Ave. (Exit 92)
Ankeny
 515.965.8400

Quality Inn
201 SE Delaware (Exit 92)
  Ankeny

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
2402 SE Tones Dr. (Exit 90)
Ankeny, IA
515.965.2400
holidayinnexpress.com

Super 8 Motel
206 SE Delaware (Exit 90)
Ankeny
515.964.4503

Dining
Chips Restaurant
2502 SE Tones Dr.
Ankeny
515.964.2112
chipsrestaurant.com

Bandanas BBQ
301 E. First St.
Ankeny
515.964.9989
bandanasbbq.com

Panera Bread
2310 SE Delaware Ave.
Ankeny
515.963.3373
panera-iowa.com

Outback Steakhouse
2410 SE Tones Dr.
Ankeny
515.963.1243
outback.com

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
1001 E. First St.
Ankeny
515.965.3444
applebees.com

Panda Garden
708 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.963.8889
pandaiowa.com

Subway
621 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.964.5287
subway.com

Chili's
2601 SE Delaware Ave.
Ankeny
515.963.8400
chilis.com

Entertainment
Ankeny Lanes
106 SW State St.
Ankeny
515.964.0825

Jordan Creek Mall
101 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines
515.440.6255
jordancreektowncenter.com

Civic Center
221 Walnut St.
Des Moines
515.246.2300
civiccenter.org

Adventure Land
3200 Adventureland Dr.
Altoona,
515.266.2121
adventurelandpark.com


Cell Phone Providers
AT&T
1802 Se Delaware Ave., #114
Ankeny
515.289.2922
att.com

Sprint Store
2310 SE Delaware Ave.
Ankeny
515.965.0780
sprint.com

US Cellular
1805 SE Delaware Ave., #1600
Ankeny
515.965.9797
uscellular.com

Spring Valley Wireless
2310 SE Delaware Ave., Ste. F
Ankeny
515.964.288
springvalleywireless.com

Travel
Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
5800 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines
515.256.5100
dsmairport.com

Freedom Taxicab
6595 NW Sixth Dr.
Des Moines
515.289.9800
cabmobile.com    

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
605 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny
515.963.9300
enterprise.com

Hertz Rent-a-Car
1101 SE Oralabor Rd.
Ankeny
515.299.4390
hertz.com

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The History of Faith

A Legacy of God's Faithfulness
In 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair, William H. Jordan heard D. L. Moody speak about the importance of training Christian workers for the ministry. Deeply impressed by Moody's vision, Jordan developed a burden to see schools established to carry on that vision. In 1921, he became pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Nebraska. There, the spark that D. L. Moody had ignited in Jordan produced a small, nondenominational Bible school known as the Omaha Bible Institute (OBI). Classes began in the summer of 1921 and continued for many years with Dr. Jordan as President of the school.

groundbreakDuring the mid-1940's, the trustees wondered whether the school should continue. One of the part-time faculty members at that time was Dr. John L. Patten, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Patten shared Dr. Jordan's vision for the school and was firmly convinced that its need was still valid. So he volunteered to step into the place of leadership. In the mid-1950's, the institution aggressively sought the approval and support of Baptists, change the name to Omaha Baptist Bible Institute (OBBI). On June 22, 1956, the Council of Fourteen of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches voted to approve OBBI as an independent, fundamental Baptist educational institution. The courses were broadened and curricula expanded in the desire to establish the school on the collegiate level. To reflect this emphasis, the name was changed again in 1960 to Omaha Baptist Bible College (OBBC).                                                                                            

The enrollment outgrew the Omaha facilities, so in 1965 the Board of Directors voted to relocate the campus to Ankeny, Iowa. This move was accomplished during the summer of 1967, and Faith Baptist Bible College opened for classes that October. The history of the Ankeny campus evidences faith in God for the supply of funds to build the campus buildings. The Administration and Multipurpose Buildings were the first to be constructed for the first classes.

The library, built in 1969, was used for both library and classrooms. However, the growing student body necessitated a new classroom building. Miss Ruby Lamb, a Christian lady from Johnson City, New York, left in her will $175,000 to the College to complete the much-needed project.

Later, construction of a gym was proposed to provide chapel and gym facilities for the student body, but it seemed an impossibility. A donor offered to give $300,000 if the College would raise $200,000 in six months. Again, the Lord enabled the project to be a success, and the Gymnasium-Convocation Building was completed in 1974.

oldadminA graduate program offering the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Pastoral Studies was initiated in the fall of 1982. In January of 1986, the Board of Directors established Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, transferring the graduate programs from the College to the Seminary. Two more M.A. programs, Biblical Studies and Theological Studies, were added. At the same time of the development of FBTS, the Board of Directors began talks with Denver Baptist Bible College and Seminary to merge the two schools.

Denver Baptist Bible College had been established in 1952 by Dr. Sam Bradford, pastor of Beth Eden Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado. They added a seminary program in 1972, and the schools became approved by the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches in 1977. Dr. Sam Bradford, Dr. Glenn Discoe, Dr. Bryce B. Augsburger, Dr. William R. Fusco, and Dr. L. Duane Brown all served faithfully as presidents of the Denver schools. Faith and Denver had much in common and determined that a partnership would provide greater academic strength to the graduate program.

The Seminary officially began in the fall of 1986 with thirty students. Three Master of Arts degree programs and a three-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree were offered. With these decisions, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary made a definite move from offering a post-secondary education to offering the elements of higher education in ministry training.

Men who have served faithfully as president of the College include
Dr. William H. Jordan, 1921-1942
Rev. Paul Sawtell, 1943-1946, 1947
Dr. John L. Patten, 1947-1965
Dr. David Nettleton, 1965-1980
Dr. Donald Brong, 1980, 1987
Dr. Gordon L. Shipp, 1980-1987
Dr. Robert L. Domokos, 1987-1993
Dr. David R. Boylan, 1993-1994
Dr. Richard W. Houg, 1994-2006
Dr. John Hartog III, 2005-2007
Dr. James D. Maxwell III, 2007-

News

Dr. Paul Hartog Honored

Dr. Paul Hartog, Faith's vice president for academic services and dean of the college, was recently honored by being included in a listing titled "100 Remarkable Professors and Scholars Theology Students Should Know About." Read More

Board Appoints Interim President

The Board of Directors of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ernie Schmidt as the interim president of the institution. Read More

Faith Ranked #1 Nationally

Faith Baptist Bible College recently was ranked #1 nationally in an interesting Facebook survey. Read More