University description (as per official university website)
Realizing the need for sound biblical training in Canada, Dr. Robert D. Kirkland and Dr. James O. Phillips and their associates founded the FaithWay Baptist College of Canada in 1983. The college is an inseparable part of FaithWay
Baptist Church in Ajax, Ontario. Dr. Robert Kirkland served as the founder for the opening of the college, and Dr. James O. Phillips served as president. Dr.Phillips went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 1984. Dr. Kirkland assumed the position of president at that time. Dr. Gregory O. Baker
became pastor of FaithWay Baptist Church in May 1987, and served as president until June, 2009.
The church and college facilities are situated just east of metropolitan Toronto in the town of Ajax, a city in the heart of Durham region. This area is one of
the fastest growing communities in North America. The college is located in a modern facility which houses student dormitories, classrooms, gym and
cafeteria, library, offices, student centre, and laundry facilities. A site-plan is in place to continually enhance the campus as God enables the college.
FaithWay Baptist College of Canada has matriculated students from across Canada, the United States, and other foreign countries. Graduates are now serving the Lord in a variety of ministries across Canada, the United States of
America, and other foreign mission fields.
The FaithWay Baptist College of Canada is an inseparable part of the FaithWay Baptist Church ministry. Our institution operates as a Baptist Bible college. The
college is chartered under the laws of the province of Ontario to grant religious certificates, diplomas, and degrees. The college exists to provide post-secondary
training for pastors, teachers in Christian schools, missionaries, church workers, and music ministers.
The college purposes to develop the devotional and spiritual life of the student, to encourage each student
to develop a mastery of the content of the Bible, and to help the student to develop Christian character.
We further purpose to develop an evangelistic fervor in our students. We want our graduates equipped to impact this generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
FaithWay Baptist College of Canada is a Baptist institution. Our clear objective is to impart Baptist distinctives and church polity. Our goal is to see students
maintain strong Baptist convictions and to see them remain true to their Baptist heritage.
The college has claimed the motto, “TRAINING SERVANTS FOR THE MASTER.” While much is said in the realm of Christianity about training leaders, there is a vacuum left to be filled by a servant’s heart. Our objective is to train servants to have hearts to serve God and others. Strong Christian leadership must be produced through servants’ hearts.
FaithWay Baptist College of Canada is a fundamental Baptist Bible college. We believe the Bible literally, and we use it as our standard of faith and practice.
The standards for the college were established by God-fearing men and are maintained by the administration and faculty. We will not practice situation ethics. The college does not discriminate against race, colour, or national or
ethnic origin in admissions, but insists that all students live according to the standards published in its Student Handbook.
It is understood that attendance at FaithWay Baptist College of Canada is a privilege, and not a right, which privilege may be forfeited by any student who does not conform to the standards and regulations of the institution. At any time,
the college may request the withdrawal of any student who, in the opinion of the administration, does not fit into the spirit of the college, regardless of whether or not he or she conforms to the specific rules and regulations of the college.
All students at FaithWay Baptist College of Canada will be expected to engage in some form of Christian service each week. All of our students will be faithful soulwinners, endeavouring to win the lost to Christ. In addition to this
responsibility, all will take an active part in a church ministry. Cooperation in the
work of the local church is essential in Bible college training.
Other than for approved church extension work, students will attend FaithWay Baptist Church. FaithWay Baptist Church was founded by Dr. Robert D. Kirkland in December of 1974. The church is a fundamental, independent Baptist church.
All local students enroled will be expected to attend the services and serve in their own home churches. A “home church” shall be interpreted to mean “that independent Baptist church where membership was held by the student
immediately prior to his enrolment at the college.” All students from distances too great to be involved in their home churches will attend FaithWay Baptist Church. An exception to the above ruling will occur when the student does extension work in another independent Baptist church upon the assignment of the administration. Christian service reports will be turned in each Monday morning.