The Experience Fall 2020 Edition

FLorida Campus Update


Even though our summer camp season was cut short and we were not able to hold our graduation ceremony, students were recognized for their achievements during the academic year (see right). Marshall Wicks was honored for his many years teaching at both the NewYork and Florida campuses. He is a 1974Word of LifeBible Institute alumnus and went on to graduate from Tennessee Temple University

and Grace Theological Seminary. Marshall became a resident professor on the New York Campus in 1980 and on the Florida Campus in 2011. Gary Ingersoll was also honored for his many years serving with Word of Life Local Church Ministries and for teaching at the Florida Campus. He has degrees from Kettering University and Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. In 1985, Gary became a missionary with Word of Life Local Church Ministries in the state of Washington. He then became a resident professor at the Florida campus in 1997. We are thanking the Lord for a student body of 103 students from 21 states and 10 countries. We’ve set a goal to display the gospel to 25,000 people by recording and posting students’ testimonies to their

Class of 2020 Student Achievements

Dean of Women Award Bridget Deardorff

Dean of Men Award Isaac Kitchen

Ministry Excellence Award Tyler Bock

Personal Evangelism Award Caitlin Quesenberry

Musical Vocal Group Award Genesis Auli

social media platforms. So far, we’ve reached over 51,000 , with 8 professions of faith. Despite the restrictions preventing us from being out and about with ministry teams, students continue to be involved in reaching out in different ways including the following:

Musical Accompanist Award Joel Sathyadass

• Online prayer and counseling ministries

Drama Award Mercy Ferguson

• Online Good News Clubs with Child Evangelism Fellowship

Academic Excellence Award Caitlin Muller

• A new initiative in which every student is paired upwith amissionary somewhere in the world with the goal of regularly praying for and encouraging them Guest lecturers this fall include Dr. Ray Pritchard, Dr. Matt Vander Wiele ’95, Mr. Dalend Pearson (Family and Biblical Counseling), Dr. Armando Zuniga (Personal Evangelism) and Dr. Terry Mortenson (Creation).

Word of Life Board of Directors/ Christian Leadership/Abram S. Horst Award Cody Britts

Achieved a 4.0 GPA • Caitlin Muller • Bridget Deardorff • Allison Bradley

We praise the Lord for safety with no cases of COVID-19 on campus to date.

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