Located just outside of Tampa, Florida, the Florida Teaching Site has its own charm and style. Experience the amazing weather and awesome activities of sunny Florida while at the same time studying God’s Word in deep and meaningful ways. Experience the power of Florida Youth Camp as well as our Florida ministries new Pursuit Camp in the month of January.

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Without a doubt, we know how to have fun. Some of the activities that we offer on campus include talent shows (who sang it better?!), bonfires with plenty of s’mores, concerts, and so much more! Plus, because our campus is located in beautiful Florida, you can walk out the front door and have your own adventure any day of the year!

Our activities include all of the following and more:

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Improv Night

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Adventure Race

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Spirit Week

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Dorm Dinner Devotions

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Brother/Sister Dorm Challenges

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Talent Show

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Movie Nights

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End of the Year Banquet

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Intramural Sports

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Coffee Houses

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Holiday Parties

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Lua Party


More information coming soon…

Sarah Bubar
Dean of Women

Sarah Dever

Where you are from: Schroon Lake, NY

The year you trusted Christ: I was 4 years old at my church attending VBS and a teenager was giving the story of “The Little Red Hen.” I remember being overwhelmed with how BIG God’s love was for me and I accepted Him as my Savior.

Favorite verse: “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”” ~Romans 8:15

How you came to the Bible Institute: As a staff kid growing up in WOL, I had the choice to attend WOLBI happy or attend it sad. I chose happy and loved it. I attended the second year program of my own accord.

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Dan Fahning
Dean of Students and Associate Professor

Daniel Fahning

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Ben Young
Dean of Men

Benjamin Young

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Axton Bryant
Associate Dean of Enrollment

Axton Bryant


When I was younger, my parents did a great job of keeping me in church, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible Schools. It was through a pastor talking about Jesus Christ and salvation at a VBS service that I heard the gospel clearly for the first time. I gave my life to Christ that summer as a five-year-old, but it wasn’t until I was in middle school that I truly began to live my life for God. My grandma would pick me and my cousin up from school every Wednesday in middle school to take us to our friend’s house. That friend’s dad was a youth pastor, so we would ride with them to youth group each Wednesday. God used my grandma, my friends, and my youth pastor to direct me towards Christ and to living a life that has a true purpose.

Before, my purpose was to make good grades, do well in sports and try to be popular. What I have since learned, is that life is way more than that! God wants to use me and YOU for something much greater! At the Word of Life Bible Institute, God’s word transformed my life and now I can help students have the same experience!


WOLBI is so much different than other schools because of the biblical community. Each classmate, professor, and staff member that you meet is actively seeking to grow in their own walk with the Lord and wants to encourage and push you to do the same!

Kinga Vickery
International Admissions Counselor & DSO

Kinga Vickery


The Lord allowed me to know Him from a young age. This gave a good foundation of knowing that even when we don’t think or feel that He is near, He is ALWAYS faithful, and my circumstances and current situations are working together to bring me closer to Him. My husband and I have 3 kids and we both serve with Word of Life in Florida. I have a deep calling to serve the International student community because I was one many years ago and feel that I have a special connection to them and can better relate to their needs.

Word of Life is a unique place where the students not only do life & academics together but ministry as well. This is the perfect soil for long-lasting deep friendships and accountability. As Staff we strive to make you feel at home, help you in your daily walk by discipleship and informal gatherings in our homes. We value true heart-change that lasts. Our school year ends after summer ministry, which is (in most cases) summer camp for kids or families on one of our own WOL properties. This allows our students to put into practice what they learned all year. Come join us!

Dan Fahning
Dean of Students and Associate Professor

Daniel Fahning

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Strout Mark
Executive Dean and Professor Global Campuses

Mark Strout

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