May 14, 2021

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary celebrated its second commencement of the academic school year on Friday, May 7, 2021. It is believed to be the first time in the school’s 100-year history when two commencements happened in the same school year—an unusual occurrence for an unusual year.

Members of the Class of 2021 were awarded their diplomas in front of a capacity crowd in the Nettleton Center gymnasium—the largest crowd in over a year since COVID-19 hit.

Dr. Doug McLachlan, a retired pastor and teacher at Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth, Minnesota, gave the commencement address titled, “The Benevolent Revolution.” McLachlan challenged the graduating class to serve faithfully and take a stand in a hostile world by embracing two commitments found in 2 Timothy 2: the daring of a soldier and the devotion of an athlete.

Special music was presented by the Faith Chorale and Miss Anna Smith. A reception was held immediately following to honor retirees from both 2020 and 2021.

The commencement ceremony concluded two days of traditional year-end events on Faith’s campus. On Thursday afternoon, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary honored its graduates with its annual baccalaureate, and the Commencement Concert was held Thursday evening. Friday’s festivities began with the annual Awards Chapel at 8 a.m., where department and Christian service awards were presented to various graduates.

Mark your calendars now to celebrate the Class of 2022, which will be honored on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.