April 29, 2024

Brian Trainer

ANKENY, Iowa–Faith Baptist Bible College is pleased to announce Mr. Brian Trainer as the chair of the World Missions Department. Trainer will step into this position this summer after long-time chair Dr. Mark Lounsbrough concludes his tenure at the college. 

Trainer has a bachelor’s degree in Bible and a Master of Arts in administration from Bob Jones University. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, and he is currently completing his major project in the Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Trainer has years of experience in pastoral ministry, missions, and Christian higher education. He has served for more than 20 years in pastoral ministry, the majority of those years as Pastor of Missions and Ministry at Lakewood Baptist Church in Pewaukee, Wisconsin (2009-2020), and Pastor of Education and Missions at Colonial Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia (1997-2003). From 1993 to 1997, Trainer was the lead pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church in Rochester, Minnesota. 

He also has more than 15 years of experience in Christian higher education as a teacher and an administrator. He served as Dean of Men at Clearwater Christian College (2003-2005), Executive Vice President at Faith Baptist Bible College (2005-2006), Dean of the School of Theology and Cross-Cultural Studies at Maranatha Baptist University (2006-2015), and Dean and Chief Operating Officer at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (2015-2017).

Over his many years of ministry, Trainer has traveled to 40 different countries, leading cross-cultural immersion teams and teaching pastoral students abroad in urban and rural settings. 

We look forward to welcoming Brian and his wife, Sherry, back to campus this summer.