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Roland Rasmussen


Margaret Rasmussen


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In 1949, Roland Rasmussen promised to become the pastor if God would save his father's life. The next September, Roland left his family and his career in engineering to prepare for the ministry. On one of his many trips to Bob Jones University, he met Margaret Wilkerson. The two fell in love, married, completed their training, and returned to California in 1958 where they served on staff at a church.
In 1960, a newly started church in Canoga Park asked Roland Rasmussen to be their pastor. After their son, Mark, spent
 just one year at a local public school, Pastor and Margaret Rasmussen purposed in their heart to start a Christian school where children would be taught to love God, to appreciate their freedom, and to excel in academics.
Roland and Margaret Rasmussen began Faith Baptist School with these defining goals as an educational ministry of Faith Baptist Church. In, 1963, Faith Baptist Schools began with 77 students enrolled in kindergarten, first, and second grade.

The goal of Faith Baptist Schools remains unchanged: to give each student an excellent education and a truly Christian foundation.

The mission of Faith Baptist Schools is to lead students to a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to prepare college-bound students through an arduous program of academic excellence by Christ-centered teaching, application, and example.


Faith Baptist School’s philosophy of education is based upon the Word of God. We believe that the heart of education is the education of the heart. As such, the primary objective and purpose of the School is to train the student in the way of life presented in the Scriptures while giving him a good general education.

Since the primary reason for the existence of the School is a spiritual ministry, evangelistic efforts are made to bring all students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ so that the teaching of spiritual truths may have a firm foundation. This is followed by instruction in right thinking, good conduct, and clean living in the light of the principles of God’s Word.

Christian training can have a positive effect upon children’s attitudes, behavior, and scholastic excellence as has been testified by parents and teachers alike. It is only in a Christian school that knowledge and human experience can be interpreted in light of God’s Word. Children are encouraged to pray, read the Bible, and memorize Scripture. Teachers have the right to help children understand and accept the New Testament moral values and to educate them so that the practice of these Christian virtues becomes the rule and not the exception. The total education of the child – spiritual, moral, mental, social, and physical–can take place; and discipline is interpreted in light of New Testament teachings.

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