Our History

Faith International University & Seminary was founded in 1969, as Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary by Lutherans Alert-National (LAN), an organization committed to biblical inerrancy. In 1968 the LAN was commissioned to investigate possible avenues of proclaiming historic, biblical theology because a significant part of the church was moving toward liberalism. It eventually seemed expedient to recommend the establishment of a seminary committed to the inerrant Word of God. The Rev. Dr. R. H. Redal was called as the first president and the initial classes were held September 23, 1969, in Tacoma, Washington. In 2005, the name of the institution was changed to Faith Evangelical Seminary to reflect the interdenominational character of the institution. In 2006, the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Adams was appointed as the second president. In 2010, “College” was added to the name to reflect properly the current degree programs. The institution currently trains students representing various Christian organizations committed to the inerrancy of God’s Word. Students with ties to a specific denomination, association, or synod may have the option to choose courses that emphasize their theological perspective. In 2016, the name was changed again to Faith International University to better cater toward our growing international student population. The name Faith Seminary continues to serve our graduate program.