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: 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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The Bridge: October 22nd

Dear Parents and Guardians,  In this week’s edition of The Bridge, I’d like to introduce you to the Admin Team, share this week’s academics with you, and tell you some exciting news about our men’s and women’s soccer teams!   Academics Freshmen  This week, our freshmen will be studying the book of Proverbs with Dr. Stephen Bramer from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Bramer has taught for the past 23 years at Dallas as a professor of Bible Exposition and has served as the Chair of the Bible Exposition department since 2009. Dr. Bramer also serves as the Teaching Pastor at Waterbrook Bible Fellowship in Wylie Texas. Sophomores In classes this week, the sophomore class will explore the doctrine of spiritual gifts with Don Lough. Mr. Lough has served as the President/CEO of Word of Life Fellowship since 2011 and holds a BA from Cedarville University and a Master of Theology from …

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The Bridge: October 15th

Dear Parents and Guardians,  I’m excited to share this week’s updates with you! Keep reading to learn how you can plug in to WOLBI and connect with your student’s world on an even deeper level through chapels, Learn the Word, and Huskies Athletics. We will also share with you a few updates related to COVID-19.  Academics Freshmen  This week, our freshmen will explore the book of Joshua with Dr. Dan Anderson. Dr. Anderson currently serves as the president of Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, West Virginia. He holds a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Grace Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Theology in Historical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Sophomores The sophomore class will be studying the book of Psalms with Dr. Mark McGinniss this week. Dr. McGinniss teaches Old Testament at Clarks Summit University in Pennsylvania, where he also earned his Master of Theology and Doctor …

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The Bridge: October 8th

Dear Parents and Guardians,  I hope this week finds you well! Read on to meet our Health and Security team, learn about this week’s academics, and find out how you can send your student an Encouragement Pack to brighten their week. Our goal is to serve you and your student well, and we are able to improve thanks to your feedback. Therefore, we would love to have you take the Parent Survey–the survey will take less than five minutes and will be a tremendous help in achieving that goal. Click here to take the survey: Academics FreshmanThis week, our freshman will be exploring the topic of Creationism with Mr. Bryan Osborne from Answers in Genesis. Mr. Osbourne earned his master’s degree in Education from Lee University and has taught Bible History in a public school for 13 years. He also is a sought-after speaker with Answers in Genesis and …

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The Bridge: October 1st

Dear Parents and Guardians,  It’s incredible to think that we are a month into classes! Students have settled into the routine, made new friends, and are growing in their faith in incredible ways already. I’m excited to share some WOLBI updates with you. Be sure to read the section on Homecoming Weekend–we would love to have you attend. Academics FreshmenThis week, the freshman will be focused on studying Systematic Theology with Dr. Tom Davis and Research & Writing with Mrs. Britney Sewall. Mrs. Sewall serves as a part of Word of Life’s resident faculty team as an assistant professor; she earned her M.Ed from Clarks Summit University, where she also serves as an adjunct professor. Sophomores For this week, our sophomore students will be studying early church history with Dr. John Adair. Dr. Adair serves as an associate professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary; he holds a Ph.D. …

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The Bridge: September 24th

Dear Parents and Guardians,  As the leaves have begun changing, I have also seen change beginning to take place in the lives of students across campus. It is incredible to watch God use His Word to transform lives! I feel privileged to take part in His great work.  Keep reading for this week’s updates on The Bridge. Academics Freshmen  This week, Mr. Greg Stier will be joining the freshman students for the Personal Evangelism course. Mr. Stier is the founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries and previously served as a pastor, church planter, and youth leader. He is also the author of numerous books. Sophomores This week, the sophomore class will be studying the religion of Judaism with Reverend Thomas Simcox. Rev. Simcox is the Church Ministries Training Coordinator of Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. Key Staff Introductions: Ministries Department Jon  Dean of Ministries |  I serve WOLBI students …

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