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Faith International University exists to glorify God by equipping Christian disciples with a biblical, theological, and practical education empowering them to apply and proclaim the inerrant Word of God for worldwide Christian service.


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.

Black and white photo of Faith International's first president Dr. R.H. Redal sitting in pastoral attire in front of a bookcase.


Rev. Dr. R. H. Redal


Faith International University & Seminary is committed to stated objectives and to continually measure its effectiveness through assessment by students, alumni, and employees in order to ensure both the fulfillment of stated objectives and continual improvement of the institution. The objectives are pursued through the development of a community of Christian teachers and students who seek to strengthen their beliefs by exegeting and interpreting Scripture, who uphold doctrines expressed in the historic creeds and confessions of the church, and who labor together in fellowship to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The institution is committed to the following:

Faith International University & Seminary is committed to Christian integrity in all aspects of the institution. This is accomplished by affirming that the inerrant Word of God informs and guides the institution’s academic programs and institutional operations.

Faith International University & Seminary is committed to academic excellence and promotes scholarly discipline and inquiry. This is accomplished by defining the most important academic goals and competencies for students to achieve, by assessing those goals and competencies, and by using assessment results to improve the academic experience.

Faith International University & Seminary is committed to encourage each student to grow in the love of Christ and to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. This is accomplished through devotional and academic contact with the Word of God, consistent prayer, collegial fellowship, and the integration of faith and learning leading to Gospel proclamation and incarnational Christian service to the body of Christ.

Faith International University & Seminary is committed to train students with the skills required for the persuasive communication of the Gospel through missional ministry in the contemporary world and to instill Christ-like attitudes that will assist them as they carry out the “Great Commission” in a culturally diverse world both locally and globally. This is accomplished through a curriculum that promotes academic learning coupled with the practical application of God’s Word.