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 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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The Bridge: September 17th

Dear Parents and Guardians,  Our first week of classes concluded today, and I have heard nothing but fantastic testimonies from students, faculty, and staff! I am excited to introduce some more key members of the team and catch you up to date on academics. If you were unable to attend Orientation Weekend, we have provided a link to the recorded video here: 2021-2022 Parent Orientation Small size.mp4 ( As always, please let me know if I can serve you or your student in any way. Academics Freshmen  This week, our freshmen students will be studying Systematic Theology with Dr. Tom Davis. Dr. Davis is a distinguished professor and has taught at Word of Life for the past 40 years.  The freshman class will also take Genesis 1-11 this week with Professor Mark Strout. Mr. Strout serves as the Executive Dean of the Florida campus of Word of Life Bible Institute. …

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The Bridge: September 10th

Dear Parents and Guardians,  It’s incredible to think that another school year is beginning. As I watch our new class of students settle into their class and ministry schedules, I am praying for each one of them to have open hearts and a desire to learn from the Word of God. Should you need anything, please feel free to contact me at I look forward to hearing from and serving you and your student throughout the year.   Academics This week, our freshmen students are studying the book of Galatians with Dr. Ray Pritchard, President of Keep Believing Ministries. Our sophomore students are studying chapters 12-50 of the book of Genesis with Dr. Richard Emmons, Senior Pastor of Graceway Church in Hamilton, New Jersey. Dr. Emmons has also taught at Cairn University for over 32 years. Key Staff Introductions: Student Life Julia Student Life Administrative Assistant | I am …

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The Bridge: August 27th

Dear Parents and Guardians,  We are excited to welcome your student on campus in just a few short weeks! In order to keep you updated on everything happening at Word of Life Bible Institute this year, we would like to invite you to sign up for The Bridge, our biweekly parent email (which we will be sending the email out weekly at the beginning of the Bible Institute year as the students settle in). To subscribe to The Bridge, click here: Please join us in praying for the Class of 2022 as they take their next steps with Jesus Christ at Word of Life Bible Institute.  2021-2022 School Calendar: Florida Campus August 19-27: Student Leadership Training WeekAugust 27: RegistrationAugust 27 – 29: Opening WeekendAugust 30 – December 10: Fall SemesterNovember 23 – November 29: Thanksgiving BreakDecember 10 – January 4, 2022: Winter BreakJanuary 3: New Student Registration January 4: Returning …

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