We train men and women in the knowledge
of the Word of God so they can live
its truth in their lives.


School of Biblical Studies (SBS)

The one-year SBS program is designed to train men and women in the knowledge of God’s Word. Our students are taught how to look at Scripture in context, practically apply God’s truth to their lives, and share His love with others.

We bring the best to the classroom by flying in top teachers and speakers. Starting here, you’ll have a head start on your peers, learning under some of the most qualified professors from around the world. We dive deep into the Bible by spending a week in almost every book of God’s Word. We also dig into subjects such as Biblical Counseling, Church History, and how to share the Gospel.



A survey course covering every book of the Bible is taught by a resident faculty or guest lecturer. This course gives the chronological overview, puts each book in perspective, teaches lessons for everyday living, and gives a solid foundation for future study.

Every major Christian doctrine is carefully and systematically analyzed supported from Scripture. Erroneous views are discussed with the Biblical reasons for their rejection.

Selected Old Testament and most New Testament books are expounded by some of the finest international teachers and speakers available. The unique program exposes the student to an in-depth study of the Old and New Testament. These courses are normally taught in one or two week modules by adjunct faculty.

Courses are also offered in Bible related topics which serve to prepare the student more fully for future ministry opportunities.


2.5 times studying through the Bible in one year. 


55/45 is the average guy/girl ratio for the SBS student body.


766 hours spent by SBS students serving in ministry. That’s about 10% of the year!


100% of national students receive some level of partial scholarship.


CHAPEL: Twice a week, chapels bring the staff and student body together for praise and worship, special numbers, testimonies, and a compelling message from God’s Word challenging all of us to pursue a life of enduring commitment to Christ, spiritual growth, and world.

DISCIPLESHIP: Our staff members are involved in the lives of our students to point them to God’s Word and Jesus Christ. This takes place not only in casual interactions but also in specific and formal discipleship settings.

QUIET TIME: Because intentional time with the Lord is crucial to life change and spiritual growth, a personal quiet time is built into the students’ daily schedule. Our students learn the discipline of seeking the Lord individually in His Word and through prayer.


SHARE YOUR FAITH: Every student will learn how to personally share his or her faith one on one. We train our students to take everyday conversations and direct them towards spiritual matters, ultimately culminating in the sharing of the Gospel. Each student will then be given opportunities to make it practical as we take them to heavily-populated areas for Eternity Week, send them out to communities for puppet shows/basketball tournaments, set them as counselors over weekend camping retreats, and provide opportunities to serve and interact with university students through Campus Ministry outreaches.

12 MINISTRY EXPERIENCES: Whether it be through basketball games, music and drama teams, university outreach, or local church involvement, students are provided with a wide range of opportunities to make a difference and to better prepare themselves for future service.

The BI school year normally starts on the last week of June. The academic year consists of three 11-week academic terms. These are followed by six weeks of Summer Camps in April and May. Graduation is usually at the middle of May.

In this unique one-year program, each student is thoroughly immersed in the Word of God. Classes include: Bible Survey from Genesis to Revelation; In-depth study of books of the Bible; Theology or Instruction in the Major Doctrines of the Bible.

Each student is also involved in some specialized area of ministry such as: Open Air Evangelism; Camp Counseling; Puppet Ministry; Drama Ministry; Local Church and Sports Ministries.

A firm grounding in the Word of God; Direction for your next step in life; Strengthen your ministry in your local church; Become a more effective witness for Christ; Gets you ready for the option of entering SMS.


Whether you just graduated high school, want a change of pace from your professional career or just desire to know the Lord on a deeper level, the Bible Institute is the perfect place for you. Start your application online today and our admissions team will walk you through every step of the process.

School of Ministerial Studies (SMS)

Our three-year SMS program is designed to build upon the SBS program. These additional years of study provide practical tools and training for men and women desiring to serve the Lord in full time ministry.

School Overview

The academic year begins on the last week of June. Students will enjoy three 11-week academic terms. This will be followed by five weeks of Summer Camp. The year culminates with graduation in the middle of May.

Solid Biblical Instruction

A Biblical approach to church organization; Scriptural principles relating to key doctrines; Scriptural guidelines dealing with present day trends; Biblical Language studies (Greek and Hebrew).

Growth and Training

Methods of Christian Leadership; Christian Counseling; Christian Education of children, youth and adults; Evangelism and Discipleship; Pastoral Ministries; Organizing Christian Seminars and many more.

Admission Requirements

  • Each applicant must be a graduate of WOLBI-SBS.
  • Each applicant must give a testimony of his/her call to the ministry.
  • Each applicant must be baptized member of a Bible believing local church.
  • Each applicant must be recommended by his/her Pastor and local church.
  • The potential student must satisfy all the requirements under the SBS program.


Administration and Faculty

Rev. Mike Foster


Rev. Mike VanProoyen


Dr. Gerry Tolentino

Executive Dean

Mikhail Tolentino

Associate Dean

Mr. John Mark Fodra

Dean of Ministries

Jesil Butihen

Dean of Students

Ms. Janice Torres

Dean of Women/ Resident Faculty

Patrick Borbor

Assistant Dean of Men

Ms. Liezel Castrence

Resident Faculty

Ms. Faye Tolentino-Bernabe

Resident Faculty

Ms. Morgan Bennett

Admissions Head

Ms. Liezel Duremdes

Ministry Secretary

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]
Address: Barangay Perez, Calauan, Laguna Philippines 4012
Facebook: Word of Life Bible Institute Philippines