Skeffington Family Photo

Meet the Staff: Jason Skeffington

What’s your name, and can you tell us about your family? My name is Jason Skeffington.  I have been married to my wonderful wife Cindy for over 24 years.  We are blessed with lovely twin girls, Libby and Haley.   Tell us about your salvation experience. When I was young my family started attending a local bible church.  During a

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Three simple ways to spice up your devotions

Three Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Devotions

Do you ever feel like your devotional time has gotten a little… bland? There are seasons of life where we delve into God’s Word and are amazed by the colorful and varied depths of His Story. There are other times, however, when we read even the most incredible passages of Scripture, but it just feels dry. God’s Word doesn’t change,

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People smiling at the camera

Meet the Staff: Chris Tompkins

What’s your name, and can you tell us about your family? My name is Chris Tompkins, and I’m married to my wonderful wife, Caroline. We’ve been married for nearly five years, and we initially met at the Bible Institute.   Tell us about your salvation experience. I came to know the Lord at my Great Grandfather’s funeral. The Gospel was

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Messer Family Photo

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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People smiling on a boat

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

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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Family smiling by the lake

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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Announcing the partnership of davis college and Word of Life Bible Institute

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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Tanedo family

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 sovreignty of an unbalanced life

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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