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Word of Life Bible Institute offers an intensive one and two-year Bible program. A diploma is awarded for the successful completion of two years, each of which is comprised of two semesters and a summer ministry/internship emphasizing practical ministry. Students who complete the first year are also recognized at graduation.


Academic Program

Word of Life Bible Institute is a two-year, non-degree granting institution whose high academic standards are recognized by most Christian colleges.

Whether the Lord leads a student to the mission field, the ministry, a trade, business, a profession, or any other field of endeavor, in the light of eternity, the most important issue is how effective that person is for the Lord. Effectiveness in Christian service is measured by the influence that is exerted in the lives of other to lead them to Christ or to help them toward spiritual maturity.

Word of Life Bible Institute is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) which is a federally (USDE) recognized accrediting agency for Christian post secondary education. Word of Life Bible Institute is listed in the accredited institutions of post-secondary education directory.

The emphasis of the first year is Biblical Foundation. The emphasis of the second year is ministry foundation. A diploma is awarded for the successful completion of two years, each of which is comprised of two academic semesters and a summer ministry. Students who complete the first year are also recognized at graduation with a Bible certificate.


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Charles Ware

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Christopher Katulka

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Chuck Scheide

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Dan Anderson

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David & Anne Rich

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David James

David James

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David Jones

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David Payne

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Don Lough

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Doug Bookman

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Doug Reider

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Emir Caner

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Eric Garland

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Gary Ingersoll

Gary Ingersoll

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Gerry Franz

Gerald Franz

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Glenn Amos

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James Jeffery

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Jason K Lee

Jason K. Lee

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Jeremy Kimble

Dr. Kimble, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Cedarville University, … Read More


Jerry Johnson

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, formerly the President of Criswell College in Dallas, TX, … Read More


Jim Bjornstad

Dr. James Bjornstad, retired Professor of Philosophy from Cedarville University, … Read More


John Barnett

Dr. John Barnett is currently the Senior Pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalam … Read More

John Bouquet

John Bouquet

Rev. John Bouquet has served as Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Savannah, Ohi … Read More

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John Master

Dr. John Master is Chairman and Professor at Cairn University.


Joy White

Mrs. Joy Martin White received her B.S. from the University of Florida, earned h … Read More


Karen Smith

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Karen Smith & Carla Gray

Mrs. Karen Smith, our Dean of Women, will be teaching this Biblical Womanhood co … Read More

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Ken Cleaver

Dr. Ken Cleaver received his BA in Biblical Studies from Bryan College, a ThM in … Read More


Kris Sout

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Larry Moyer

Larry Moyer

Dr. Larry Moyer, Founder, President and CEO of EvanTell, Inc., received his B.A. … Read More


Mark Strout

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Marshall Wicks

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Matthew McAlack

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Matthew VanderWiele

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Mike Calhoun

Mike Calhoun

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Phil Moser

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Randy Patten

Randy Patten

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Ray Pritchard

Dr. Ray Pritchard, President of Keep Believing Ministries (an Internet-based com … Read More

Richard Emmons

Richard Emmons

Dr. Richard Emmons is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University. He receive … Read More

Sean Pierce

Sean Pierce

Sean Pierce is a Church Planting Catalyst in Upstate New York. He has led an ass … Read More


Steve Viars

Dr. Stephen Viars is Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, IN, cou … Read More


Steve Wilt

Dr. Stephen Wilt, Director of Fellowship International Mission in Allentown, PA, … Read More


Terry Mortensen

Dr. Terry Mortenson is an international speaker, writer and researcher with Answ … Read More


Thomas White

Dr. Thomas White is Professor or Systematic Theology and President of Cedarville … Read More


Tom Davis

Dr. Tom Davis, our Academic Dean and Professor, will be teaching Romans. He rece … Read More

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Tom Phillips

Mr. Tom Phillips graduated from Tennessee Temple with a BS degree and married hi … Read More


Tom Simcox

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Wendell Calder

Dr. Wendell Calder, a graduate of New Brunswick Bible Institute and Founder of L … Read More

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Freshman Year

Wondering what we teach here at the Bible Institute? These downloadable PDF’s show what each year of the Bible Institute covers. We cover things like Old Testament survey which digs deep into the books Genesis to Malachi (BSHG101). We cover Daniel and Revelation (BIBL167) showing the connection that both books of prophecy have to one another. In the Introduction to Biblical Counseling (BIBL180) students are taught the Nouthetic method for counseling people from God’s Word.

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Sophomore Year

The second year at the Bible Institute picks up where the first year leaves off with classes such as Old Testament Exposition III (BIBL270) covering chapters 12-50 in Genesis and others. Public Speaking and Homiletics helps students teach from God’s Word (COMM201/202) to share what they’ve learned from scripture. Hermeneutics (THEO212) is covered extensively to teach students how to interpret the Bible as well as Bible Study Methods (COMM208A) to introduce students to the basic principles of Biblical research.

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Our Grading and


Learn more about the Bible Institute’s grading policies and graduation requirements by downloading the PDF below. Academics are a major foundation of what we do here.

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Our Academic


Word of Life Bible Institute offers an intensive one and two-year Bible program. A diploma is
awarded for the successful completion of two years, each of which is comprised of two semesters and a summer ministry/internship emphasizing practical ministry. Students who complete the first year are also recognized at graduation.

Our commitment to Biblical truth is the foundation for everything we do, including how we approach academics. Download our Academic Philosophy to learn more.

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Israel Study Tour

Join Word of Life Bible Institute students, alumni, staff and professors from five campuses to explore the places where the events of the Bible happened. Visit over 40 biblical sites. See the latest in Bible archaeology. Enjoy your daily time in God’s Word by the Sea of Galilee. This trip is sure to be a milestone in your faith experience and you’ll learn even more about God’s Word with first hand experiences about the Biblical Geography and customs.

Israel Study Tour
March 17-29, 2017
Full Trip Cost: $2,650

The trip is limited to 40 participants… Word of Life Bible Institute students, alumni, and staff.

  • Places where Jesus taught
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • The Jordan River and the Dead Sea
  • Tunnels and caves from the Bible
  • The Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem and the City of David
  • Calvary and the empty tomb
  • and more…

Israel Trip

Downloadable Resources