Leadership

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Roger Peace

Roger is a passionate leader with experience in multiple ministry endeavors. Having been in leadership roles for over 20 years at Word of Life Fellowship, (Missionary Services Coordinator, Vice-President of Ministry Services, C.O.O, and Chief Strategy Officer) and each experience has uniquely prepared him for leadership of the Word of Life Bible Institute.

Roger is joyfully married to Cathy, who serves alongside him in multiple ways. Together they have four children. Nathan, now married to Melissa, Marcus, Lauren, and Addison. Roger enjoys sports and in particular cheering on his children at sporting events, and of course the biggest fan of the Word of Life Huskies.

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Eric Messer

Eric serves with the day to day operations of Word of Life. His areas of oversight include Culinary, Customer Service, Financial Aid, Enrollment, Health Services, IT, Property Services, and Security.

It is the aim of the operational teams to provide a distraction free and safe environment for students and guests to grow in the Lord. Eric is happily married with three incredible boys. He is an alumni of the Bible Institute and Liberty University (BS in Religion, MBA).

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Mark Strout

Mark serves as Executive Dean of Global Campuses, giving his full attention to assisting the growing number of accredited campuses currently located in Canada, Korean, Uganda, Hungary, and Brazil. After graduating from the Word of Life Bible Institute in 1982, he later completed his MMin from Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit University). Mark is a sought-after speaker and teaches on all English and French campuses of the Bible Institute. He is passionate about bringing the Bible to life in the classroom and leads 1-2 trips to Israel every year.
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Dr. Paul Weaver

Dr. Paul Weaver is the Academic Dean of the WOL Global Bible Institute. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary, as well as a professor of Bible and Theology. Paul is passionate about teaching the Word of God as well as providing high quality and affordable Bible study resources in plain language. He is a published author, as well as an editor and contributor for several Christian journals.
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Josh Ely

Josh Ely has the joy of leading discipleship and mentorship as the Dean of Students on our New York campus. Josh connects students and staff of the Bible Institute in discipleship relationship, with the goal of deepening each student's relationship with Christ. After he attended the Bible Institute for two years, Josh went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity. Josh has been married to his beautiful bride, Julie, for nearly 14 years. They have four wonderful children; Logan, Moriah, Ava and Olivia.
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Jason Headlee

Jason Headlee serves as the Dean of Ministries/Director of Camps and Events at Word of Life Bible Institute. He graduated from Cedarville University in 2003 and returned to work at the Bible Institute in 2004 where he met his wife, Jen. They have two sons, Lucas and Connor and love serving together as a family.
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Dr. Tom Davis

Dr. Tom Davis is the Associate Academic Dean and Distinguished Professor at the New York campus of Word of Life Bible Institute. In addition to teaching on the New York campus, Dr. Davis regularly teachers at the Florida and Ontario teaching sites and has traveled to many countries to speak in Word of Life camps or Bible Institutes. He is a dedicated Bible expositor and gifted teacher.
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Rich Andrews

Rich Andrews serves as the Director of Word of Life Florida. He leads the Bible Institute, as well as the Florida Youth Camp and RV Park. He is a dedicated servant-leader, and a gifted speaker. Rich has a passion to connect with teens and young adults, and encourage them to reach their generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Daniel Fahning

Daniel Fahning serves as the Dean of Students on our Florida campus. Dan attended the Bible Institute for two years, after which he pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries from Liberty University and his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary. Daniel and his beloved wife, Lindsey, have two sons; Zakar and Clay.