FaithFest: Saturday, September 14, 2024

9:30 AM-4:30 PM (Rain or Shine)
For students in grades 7-12
Cost: $30
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Odle


Dr. Patrick Odle is our FaithFest speaker, and he is no stranger to Faith or to Iowa.
Patrick currently serves as the President of Baptist Mid-Missions. Before being called to BMM in 2020, Patrick served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Elyria, Ohio and Holmes Baptist Church of Clarion, Iowa as well as the Youth Pastor of Ankeny Baptist Church in Ankeny. Patrick also served as the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life at Faith Baptist Bible College, his alma mater. In addition to his love for missions, God has given Patrick a great passion for expository preaching, the local church, and next-generation ministry. The Lord has opened doors for him to preach at churches, conferences, colleges and camps across America and to minister on nine foreign mission fields.

Patrick married his high school sweetheart, Ruth, and they have 4 adult children. In his free
time Patrick unapologetically cheers on his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and enjoys spending time outdoors, especially deer hunting.


Registration includes all activities, lunch, and all general sessions

Students in Grades 7-12
$35 if registered by September 3
$40 if registered by September 9
$45 after September 9


$10 per person



Children of Adult Sponsors
$10 per person for children kindergarten-6th grade
Free for children below kindergarten

Registration fees are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

Youth Group Registrants


Youth leaders who register your group using the youth group form will need to print an Individual Registration and Medical Release form for each one of your students.

Each student participant is required to have this form completed and signed by a parent in order to participate in FaithFest.  Church-generated forms will not be acceptable in the place of this form.

These forms will be collected from you at FaithFest, or you may scan and email completed forms in advance to our FaithFest office (

Those who register using the electronic Individual registration form do not need to provide a paper registration form.



Pay by Cash or Check (option available through September 6)


1) Complete either the group or individual registration form using one of the links above.

2) Under the payment section, please select, “I will mail my payment in advance.” For those who select this option, your payment must be received no later than September 11 or your registration will be subject to cancellation.

3) Include your group name and contact information with your payment and mail it to:
Faith Baptist Bible College
Attn. FaithFest
1900 NW Fourth Street
Ankeny, IA 50023



Out-of-town guests will need to make their own housing arrangements and may take advantage of discounted pricing at one of our local hotels. Please mention you are visiting Faith Baptist Bible College when making a reservation.

  •  Sleep Inn & Suites, Ankeny: $89 Standard Room (two queens or one king); $95 King Suite. Book here or call (515) 964-5909
  •  Comfort Inn, Ankeny: $90 for a King/Double Queen Room. Book here or call (515) 965-8400
  •  Homewood Suites, Ankeny: $124 for a Studio Suite. Book here or call (515) 963-0006
  •  Residence Inn, Ankeny, $139 for a King Studio Suite. Call (515) 446-7300

Additional local hotels can be found here.

Schedule for the Day

(subject to change)
8:45-9:30 AM: Check-in
9:30 AM: Rally with Patrick Odle
10:45 AM-12:15 PM: Game Time #1
12:15 PM: Pizza Lunch on the Lawn
1:00-3:00 PM: Game Time #2
3:00 PM: Rally with Patrick Odle
4:30 PM: Dismiss


Arriving on campus

Registration will take place in the Nettleton Center (Building #5).



What to wear

Comfortable clothing is encouraged—jeans, shorts, t-shirts, athletic shoes, etc.  Some activities will require participants to remove their shoes.


A variety of food, snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase at our concession stand and Twigs Coffee Shop throughout the day.


Food Allergies

Due to the size of FaithFest and the number of individuals that will be served at it, we are limited in our ability to safely accommodate all food allergies and preferences. Those with specific dietary needs are welcome to bring their own food or to take advantage of food available for purchase.


For questions, please contact Brenda Hendrickson

Health Guidelines

We ask that you evaluate your own health before coming to campus and stay at home if you are not feeling well.