Ted Faszer Honored

Ted Faszer Honored

December 28, 2004

Professor. Mentor. Friend. These are just a few of the words used to describe Dr. Ted Faszer, Professor of Educational Ministries and Church Music. In his 27 years of service to North American Baptist Seminary, Ted has touched the lives of a generation of students and seminary friends.

In the fall of 1977, Ted Faszer returned to North American Baptist Seminary, after graduating from the school in '71, to take up duties as Professor of Christian Education and to help the school develop its church music program. In the same year, Dr. Faszer began the annual "Messiah" concert which has become one of the most anticipated events of the Christmas season in Sioux Falls.

Outside the walls of the seminary, Ted is also an active presence in the community as President of the Sioux Falls Concerts Association, through PTA, as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, and as occasional interim pastor to area churches.

In sum, Ted Faszer has provided a quarter century of exceptional leadership to the seminary! Thus, it was especially appropriate that the seminary community join with Ted in celebrating this milestone at the President's Chapel service in September.

Please pray for Ted as he begins a series of radiation treatments for prostate cancer.