Jim Tillotson became the president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, in June of 2015. He previously served for eighteen years as the senior pastor of Meadowlands Baptist Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During that time, he led the church in planting three other churches and salvaging another. He also helped to start a Christian school and a small Bible institute.

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

In his tenure as president, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary has witnessed a revival in student enrollment, an increase in financial giving, and the completion of several campus construction and renovation projects, including Domokos Hall, Shipp Hall, and the Nettleton Center gymnasium renovation.

Jim has a passion for evangelism, church planting, and preparing leaders to serve the Lord. He has a heart for discipleship and is often seen visiting with students on campus, hosting them in his home, and serving alongside them. He and his wife, Joan, have three children: Anne, Tim and Beth.


  • 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.

2020 Travel Dates

June 29-July 4

Family Camp at Camp Chetek

Chetek, Wisconsin

August 16

Greencastle Bible Church

Lancaster, Ohio

September 4-6

Family Camp at Grace Baptist Church

Chariton, Iowa

September 13-15

First Baptist Church

Brownsdale, Minnesota

September 24-26

Men with a Mission at Camp Ironwood

Newberry Springs, California

October 1-2

GSACS Educators' Convention

Oxnard, California

October 4

First Baptist Church

Santa Maria, California

November 8

First Baptist Church

Gallipolis, Ohio

Contact the President’s Office

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