Jim Tillotson is the president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa. He has served as president since June of 2015, after serving for 18 years as the senior pastor of Meadowlands Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During his time in Canada, he led Meadowlands Baptist in planting three new churches and helped begin a Christian school and a small Bible institute.

Jim holds Bachelor of Arts (1990) and Master of Ministry (2002) degrees from Northland Baptist Bible College. In 2016, Bob Jones University conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. Jim serves on the council of Baptist Mid-Missions and the board of Grand View Camp in Eagar, Arizona.

In his short time as president, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary has witnessed a revival in student enrollment, an uptick in financial giving, and the completion of several campus construction and renovation projects.

Jim and his wife, Joan, have three children: Anne, who resides in Canada with her husband, Pavel, and their son, Ethan; Tim, a Faith graduate, married to Kellie; and Beth, a Faith graduate, married to Joel.


  • B.A., Northland Baptist Bible College
  • M.M., Northland Baptist Bible College
  • Honorary D.D., Bob Jones University


  • Assistant Pastor, De Forest Baptist Church, De Forest, Wisconsin
  • Assistant Pastor, Independent Baptist Church, Bolingbrook, Illinois
  • Senior Pastor, Meadowlands Baptist Church, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. Tillotson’s Speaking Itinerary

Throughout the year, Dr. Tillotson travels the country speaking at conferences, retreats, and church services.

2021 Travel Dates

January 22-23

Marriage Conference

Colville, Washington

January 24

First Baptist Church

Colville, Washington

January 29-30

Men's Leadership Conference

Waterloo, Iowa

January 31

Walnut Ridge Baptist Church

Waterloo, Iowa

February 2-5

Refresh Conference

Ankeny, Iowa

February 12-13

Couples Retreat

Brookfield, Wisconsin

February 14

Brookside Baptist Church

Brookfield, Wisconsin

February 20-March 3

Holy Land Tour

Israel and Jordan

March 14

Meadowlands Baptist Church

Edmonton, Alberta

April 16-17

Teen Extravaganza at Camp Joy

Whitewater, Wisconsin

May 24

Conference on the Church for God's Glory

Rockford, Illinois

June 6

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Edmonton, Alberta

June 14-19

Grand View Camp
(Teen Week)

Eagar, Arizona

June 21-26

Camp Ironwood
(Teen Week)

Newberry Springs, California

July 12-17

Camp Grace (Teen Camp)

Wheatland, Wyoming

August 27-28

Men's Retreat at IRBC

Ventura, Iowa

September 3-6

Family Camp

Chariton, Iowa

October 1-2

Men's Retreat (IBC, Bolingbrook)


Contact the President’s Office

To request Dr. Tillotson as a speaker for your event or conference, contact his office.