Brian Baker and Lynn

Brian Baker - Vice President, Word of Life Bible Institute

The Lord used his time at the Word of Life Bible Institute to call Brian into the ministry. For 17 years he was a missionary with Word of Life Youth Ministries in North Carolina. The next 7 years were spent leading the Northeast region for Word of Life and then in December, 2021 Brian accepted the role as Vice President over the NY Bible Institute and Camps. He is passionate about helping young people develop a biblical foundation to build the rest of their life on. Brian loves preaching, teaching and building into current and future leaders. Brian is married to the love of his life Lynn, and together they have 3 incredible children.

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The Bridge – Updates from the Office of the President


From the Office of Brian Baker

The Bridge: February 18

Dear Parents and Guardians,   Your student will be heading out on break in just 17 days! During this time, I will be encouraging the student body to stay faithful and focused to the end. Thus far, we have had four weekends of Snowcamp, and our students have been absolutely amazing! We have three more weekends to go, and they are going to need strength from the Lord to press on through mental, emotional, physical, and even spiritual fatigue.   Paul reminds us of what the Lord taught him in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me… For when I am weak, then I am strong.”   Join with me in praying that our students will finish this season strong …

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The Bridge: February 4

Dear Parents and Guardians,   Greetings from the beautiful Adirondacks! It has been an incredible blessing to watch our students attend their classes faithfully through the week and then serve each other and incoming teenagers each weekend for Snowcamp. The joy of the Lord is evident on campus. Thank you for praying for strength and endurance for the student body over these next five weeks! God is using them in a mighty way.   Spring Break Details  Your students have only been back for a few weeks, but spring break will be here before you know it! If they will need transportation to or from the Albany airport, train station, or bus station for spring break, they can request transportation by filling out the transportation request form.   Here is the link to the form: (links to an external site)  Please note:  – The dates and times on the form are the only dates …

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The Bridge: January 21

Happy New Year! I am excited to start this new year off as we jump into the Spring semester! Last week we had our Spring Graduation of 15 students, and that same day we welcomed 26 new students for the Spring semester. Later that weekend we held a Campus Preview Days event. This week, your students have been in training for Snowcamp- which starts today! There may be some parents who are new to these emails as your student is a Spring Semester student. Welcome to The Bridge! I encourage you to visit and read the blog posts from the month of September as they introduce key staff who will help your students throughout the year and are available by email or phone if you have any questions.  Below are a few links for your reference. If you have any questions, feel free to email my Administrative Assistant, Jennah, …

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The Bridge: December 15

Dear Parents and Guardians,  As you might’ve heard from your student, Word of Life Bible Institute president, Roger Peace, has sensed the Lord leading him and Cathy in a new direction. With that in mind, he prayerfully chose to resign from Word of Life Bible Institute. Roger’s resignation will be effective at the end of this semester, December 17th. The Peace family has faithfully served in many areas of the ministry, including The Lodge, International Ministries, the Bible Institute, and camps. God has abundantly blessed through their capable leadership and investment in lives over the past 27 years, and they are leaving the Word of Life ministry on great terms and as dear friends and advocates. At this point, they plan to remain in the Schroon Lake area. Roger expresses his heart below: It has been our joy to serve with Word of Life these past 27 years. The opportunities …

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The Bridge: November 12th

Dear Parents and Guardians,  Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching quickly! Please check out the information below on how your student can request transportation for breaks, and be sure to mark your calendars with the departure and return dates for Thanksgiving. Feel free to send us an email if you have any questions about this week’s edition of The Bridge! Academics Freshmen  This week, the freshman class will be focusing on their resident classes: Systematic Theology with Dr. Davis and Old Testament Survey with Mark Strout.  Sophomores This week, our sophomores will continue their deep-dive into the study of cults with Dr. James Bjornstad. Dr. Bjornstad is a retired professor of Philosophy from Cedarville University and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from New York University, a Master of Religious Education from New York Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts from New England Bible College. Encouragement Packs Looking for …

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The Bridge: October 29th

Dear Parents and Guardians, In this week’s edition of The Bridge, you’ll find a run down of First and Second Year academics, an update on how we’re dealing with Covid cases on campus, details about Thanksgiving/Christmas break transportation options, and information on upcoming Campus Preview events! Bridge:  From now on we will be switching to a bi-weekly Bridge. Please let us know if there is anything you would like for us to write about in  future Bridge posts-  we would love your feedback! You can suggest a topic, update on campus, or if there is information you feel we have not touched on that you would like to know, let us know! You can do this by emailing We may not use every suggestion if we feel it doesn’t pertain to every parent, but we’d love to hear from you and possibly connect through email if needed.  Academics: First …

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