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Woodrow Kroll Vita

Home: Ashland, NE, U.S.A.

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Family Information

Born and raised in Pennsylvania I married my childhood sweetheart, Linda, in a beautiful June wedding not so long ago. Together we have four Children. Our oldest Daughter Tracy is married to John and they have 5 children. Timothy, our only son, is married to Lisa and they also have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. Tina married Matthew and they have 3 furry kids in the form of cats. Our youngest, Tiffany, is married to Barry and they have 6 children.

Educational Information

1965 – Diploma in Theology, Davis College, Binghamton, NY
1967 – BA in General Languages, Barrington College, Barrington, RI
1970 – M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA
1971 – Th.M. Geneva-St. Albans Theological Seminary, Byfield, MA; London, England
1973 – Th.D. Geneva-St. Albans Theological Seminary, Byfield, MA; London, England
1978-80 – Ph.D. studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Additional graduate studies:

Bridgewater University (MA)
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL)
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ)
Harvard Divinity School (MA)
University of Strasbourg (FRANCE)

Ministry Information

1965-68 – The Kroll Evangelistic Team (traveling evangelist with brother, Jerry)
1968-70 – First Baptist Church, Middleboro, MA (Pastor)
1970-73 – Practical Bible College, Bible School Park, NY (Chairman of Bible Department)
1973-75 – The Christian Jew Foundation, San Antonio, TX (Associate Director)
1975-80 – Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA (Professor, Chairman of Division of Religion)
1981-90 – Davis College, Binghamton, NY (President)
1990-2013 – Back to the Bible International, Lincoln, NE (President/Senior Bible Teacher)
2013-Present – Woodrow Kroll Ministries, Ashland, NE

Ministry Activities

Bible Conference Ministry
Bibletown (FL), Montrose (PA),
America’s Keswick (NJ),
Rumney (NH),
Word of Life (NY),
Maranatha (MI),
Camp-of-the-Woods (NY),
Harvey Cedars (NJ),
Word of Life Florida (FL),
Gull Lake, (MI),
Moody Founder’s Week (IL),
Sandy Cove (MD),
Ocean City (NJ),
The Cove (NC),
The Gideons International (TN),
Central Manor Campground (PA),
Ocean Grove (NJ), et. al.

International Ministry

Bible conference and preaching in:
Australia, India, Sri Lanka, England, the Philippines, France, Germany, Jamaica, Indonesia, Japan, Switzerland, Italy. 106 countries in all.

Video Ministry

Filmed on location, Bible teaching videos include:
– “Matthew: Come Follow the King!” (ISRAEL)
– “Romans: What the Christian Life is All About” (Rome, ITALY)
– “Faith of Our Fathers” (ENGLAND/SCOTLAND)
– “Ephesians: Enjoying Right Relationships” (Ephesus, TURKEY)
– “1 Corinthians: Developing Spiritual Maturity” (Corinth, GREECE)
– “After the Darkness . . . Light” (GERMANY/SWITZERLAND)
– “Music of the Masters” (GERMANY/AUSTRIA)

Writing Ministry

– The Liberty Bible Commentary, General Editor (Nelson)
– Prescription For Preaching (Baker) }Early in the Morning (Loizeaux)
– Tested By Fire (Loizeaux)
– The Vanishing Ministry (Kregel)
– Bible Country (Back to the Bible)
– The Twelve Voices of Christmas (Back to the Bible)
– Prodigal People (Kregel)
– The Twelve Voices of Easter (Back to the Bible)
– Empowered to Pray (Baker)
– Is There a Man in the House (Back to the Bible)
– Struggling With Selfishness (Back to the Bible)
– Journey Into Life-A Study in Romans (Back to the Bible)
– Proverbs: God’s Guide for Life’s Choices (Back to the Bible)
– The Joy of Belonging (Back to the Bible)
– When God Doesn’t Answer (Baker)
– Jesus Shall Reign (Ambassador)
– Little People, Big God (Back to the Bible)
– The “I AM” God (Back to the Bible)
– Prime of Your Life (Baker)
– Seven Secrets to Spiritual Success (Multnomah)
– Back to the Bible: Turning Your Life Around With God’s Word (Multnomah)
– FaithWalk (Back to the Bible)
– Hope Grows in Winter (Kregel)
– – Read Your Bible, One Book at a Time (Servant Publications)
– Surviving the Prodigals in Your Life (Back to the Bible)
– God’s Guide to Life’s Choices (Servant Publication)
– An Interview with God (Moody)
– How to Find God in the Bible (Multnomah)
– The Face of God (Elm Hill)
– The Heart of God (Elm Hill)
– The Hand of God (Elm Hill)
– Bible People (J. Countryman)
– Bible Places (J. Countryman)
– Bible Events (J. Countryman) (2007)
– Taking Back the Good Book (Crossway) (2007)
– Facing Your Final Job Review (Crossway) (2008)
– Marginalized! (Xulon) (2014)
– KrollQuotes (Xulon) (2014)
– Steroids for Your Soul (Xulon) (2014)
and various other print media (e.g. Decision Magazine)

Radio/Television Ministry

Woodrow Kroll is the former Bible teacher for the international radio broadcast Back to the Bible, heard daily throughout the world. Dr. Kroll also was the speaker on the daily short feature program The Bible Minute and Bible teacher on the syndicated weekly television program, also called Back to the Bible.

The Bible Engagement Center

Woodrow Kroll has been burdened about creeping Bible illiteracy in America, and especially in the American church, since his days as the department chair of religion at Liberty University in the 1970s. “When I administered a Bible comprehensive exam to 1100 incoming freshmen and only 45 of them passed, I knew something was wrong. Since these were incoming freshman, I knew the problem germinated in the church and in the home.” From that day, Dr. Kroll has been battling Bible illiteracy through his preaching, writing and conference ministries.

In November 2003, the Board of Back to the Bible gave their president permission to establish a research center to answer the question, “Why do so many people own a Bible and so few read it?” As a result, Woodrow Kroll founded the Center for Bible Engagement, a multifaceted research and development facility that gathers and analyzes hard data using telephone interviews, personal interviews, surveys, focus groups and other proven means to determine what is causing the lack of engagement with the Bible.

 

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