Darrell Goemaat has been named alumnus of the year at Faith Baptist Bible College, honored during the college’s 2013 commencement exercises. The tribute was announced by Rev. Jeff Holub, alumni association president, who commended Goemaat for “his distinguished career as a Christian photojournalist and his godly character and service for Christ.” Goemaat works as director of photography for Regular Baptist Press and the Baptist Bulletin.
Goemaat grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and began classes at Faith in 1979, where he soon met his wife, Lynne. Both graduated in 1983. From there the path leading to a journalism career—and a ministry—becomes a bit more convoluted.