Meet the Staff: Eric Messer

What is your name and tell us about your family(if applicable)? My name is Eric Messer. My wife’s name is Karalie and we have three boys Durand, Marcus, and Nash. My family and I love serving the Lord at the Word of Life Bible Institute. We are grateful to invest in the next generation in this place. As a family,

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Meet the Staff: Tommy Sewall

·What is your name and tell us about your family(if applicable)? My name is Tommy Sewall. I am married to my beautiful wife Britney, and we have a little guy named JT who was just born this year! ·Tell us about your salvation experience? I trusted in Jesus as my savior as a kindergartner in a chapel service in the Christian school I

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Embracing Paradox

“We cannot seem to escape paradox; I do not think I want to.” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water   I am driving my parents’ aging Camry up Route 9. The late afternoon sun slants through the windshield and I flip down the sun visor to block the haze. My heart is palpitating, my breaths are shallow, my mouth is dry,

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Meet the Staff: Josh Ely

What should we know about you and your family? My name is Josh Ely, and I have been married to my wife Julie for 13 years. I have 4 wonderful children: Logan, Moriah, Ava, and Olivia. Share with us your salvation experience. I was saved when I was 7 years old. It was a Sunday night at church, and I

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Davis College and WOLBI Partner to Provide Excellent Christian Education

I am excited to announce that the Word of Life Bible Institute New York campus will enter an educational partnership with Davis College beginning this fall semester!   Recently, New York State and the according accreditors approved Davis College’s decision to sell their main campus, relocate to a smaller property in Johnson City, and extend their program to Word of

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Meet the Staff: Brian Tanedo

What should we know about you and your family? My name is Brian Tanedo. I’m originally from Green Cove Springs, FL and I graduated from the Florida Bible Institute in 2010 and from the New York Bible Institute in 2012. My wife, Rachel is originally from Jamestown, OH and we met here at Word of Life while she was in

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The Poetic Sovereignty of an Unbalanced Life

When I was a sophomore English major at Cedarville University, I so desperately wanted to live a balanced life. I believed that maybe, with the right advice, I could become an early bird, create and stick to a schedule, pray more, become a runner, and find time for my hobbies. In pursuit of advice, I made lunch plans with the

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The Freedom of Knowing the Truth – Part 3

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” It’s no wonder that the theory of evolution has become so popular, ingrained, and enforced in our society at large and our schools in particular. When you proclaim the worldview of evolution, including but especially the notion that human beings are not special, unique creations of an

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The Freedom of Knowing the Truth – Part 2

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” For the most part, I enjoy the occasional Word Search game. Why? Because the author has already given all the answers! Theoretically, it’s just a matter of time until they are all found. However, if I stare at the page long enough, eventually it becomes one big

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