Professor of Educational Ministries and Church Music
B.S., Northern State College, 1969
M.R.E., North American Baptist Seminary (now Sioux Falls Seminary), 1971
M.M., University of South Dakota, 1977
Ed.D., University of South Dakota, 1979.
Music plays a large role in Ted Faszer’s life. Serving as the Professor of Educational Ministries and Church Music, Ted may be best known for his work as the director of the Seminary Community Choir. Ted created the “Sem Choir” and just leads them in the annual Handel’s Messiah Concert. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Ted sensed a call to ministry during his college years while teaching and leading music at Calvary Baptist Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota. After seminary, Ted served as the associate pastor of Parma Heights Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, with responsibilities in education and music. In 1977, after serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Chancellor, South Dakota, Ted became a part-time instructor for Sioux Falls Seminary. Since then, he served as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Director of Masters Programs. Today, after nearly three decades of service, Ted’s dedication to Sioux Falls Seminary is evident whether he is directing the seminary’s choir, visiting with churches and seminary friends, or teaching in the classroom.