Our Heartbeat is Missions

God gave our family the amazing privilege of serving as missionaries in the country of Hungary for thirteen years. During that time, we experienced what it is like to learn another language, live in a different culture, evangelize the lost, and equip future leaders of the church. We ministered with WOL Hungary Bible Institute. Paul was the Director of the Bible Institute and one of the main professors of Bible and Theology. He also served as the Associate Director of the entire ministry. Jill was the Admissions Coordinator and Financial Assistant, and she hosted many students and visitors in our home. 

During the summer of 2016, Paul was invited by Word of Life to become a key player in the establishment and development of the WOL Bible Institutes around the world. It was difficult to say goodbye to the ministry in Hungary, but we are excited for what God has in store, as our ministry influence expands worldwide through the WOL International Bible Institutes. 



The Andrássy Castle, WOL Hungary 

I was born into a home with parents who dearly love the Lord. I was only six years old when my mother led me in the sinner's prayer. As a teenager, I dedicated my life to Him at a Word of Life summer camp, and as a student at the Word of Life Bible Institute, I committed my life to full-time Christian service. It was while I was a student at Appalachian Bible College that I felt the Lord was leading me to be a missionary. I continued my preparation for ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary, where I earned a Master’s Degree in Theology. Through a series of events and the Lord's leading, I was in Hungary one month after graduating from DTS.  

I served with WOL Hungary as a professor of Bible and Theology since September, 2003. For the first five of those years I also served as its Academic Dean. In February, 2009 I became the Bible Institute Director, and in May of 2013, I took on the additional responsibility as Associate Director of Word of Life Hungary. During my time in Hungary, I began my PhD studies in Bible Exposition with Baptist Bible Seminary. 

I now serve with WOL International Bible Institutes as the Academic Dean and International Faculty Coordinator. Some of my responsibilities include, servicing the accredited teaching sites, recruiting and vetting WOLBI adjunct faculty, and insuring high standards are being maintained in the classroom. I teach as an adjunct professor on a yearly basis at the Bible Institute locations worldwide, and provide staff training and advice as needed. Additionally I am responsible for curriculum evaluation, and the writing of Bible study resources, as well as lead collaborative writing projects. 

I have written and contributed to several books and journal articles, all of which can be found on my website, www.PaulDWeaver.com. I also have a weekly podcast where I interview the incredible guest teachers who visit our New York campus. We cover everything from theology to current topics in the church. You can listen and subscribe by visiting www.Learn.WOL.org

My passion is to teach the Word of God and provide others with the resources to study the Bible for themselves. I am privileged to serve as a missionary with Word of Life, because it provides me with the opportunity to use my gifts and passions to minister to others around the world. 
  
I was born into a Christian family. At the age of five, my grandparents led me to the Lord at a Child Evangelism Fellowship Club, which was held in our home. When I was ten years old I began attending a Word of Life Club in our local church. Through summers spent as a camp helper in New York, and my time as a student at Word of Life Hungary Bible Institute, the Lord has allowed me to draw closer and closer to Him. With His help, I hope to become a better servant of the Lord each and every day.

Paul and I are from the same home church in Columbus, IN. During our courtship, I attended the Bible Institute in Hungary, and yes, I was Paul's favorite student! We were married in December, 2006, spent one year in the States raising additional support, and were back in Hungary as a married couple by February, 2008. During our time in Hungary, I earned my degree in Business Administration through Liberty University's online program, and began working on a Master's in Biblical Studies through Trinity Baptist College. In Hungary, I served with the Bible Institute as the Admissions Coordinator, Financial Assistant, Hospitality Coordinator, and Scholarship Coordinator. I discipled several of the female students as well. While I wore many hats, my favorite ministry was inviting students, staff, and guest teachers into our home for a warm meal and fellowship together. We also hosted a neighborhood Bible club, consisting mainly of Gypsy children, which was quite an experience, but so rewarding!

After nine years of marriage, and many, many prayers, the Lord saw fit to bless us with a baby. I wondered at the time why God would finally allow me to become pregnant during our huge transition from Hungary to the States, but now I know that He had her in mind as my special companion. Caroline was born on January 14, 2016 and she is the apple of her mommy's eye! Two years later, after returning to the States, the Lord saw fit to bless us with a son as well! Jeremiah Paul (JP for short) was born on May 7, 2018. 

Being a wife and mommy is a much different ministry than what I've been used to, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It is a tremendous blessing and privilege from the Lord!
Hi! I am Caroline Jean Weaver!I was born in Budapest, Hungary nearly three years ago. I don't remember much from that day, on the account that I'm just a baby, but I'm sure my mommy will tell me all about my birth story later. I understand it was pretty exciting! I don't have a testimony yet, but my mommy and daddy pray every day that I will come to know the Lord at an early age, and that I will walk with Him always. I love reading, coloring, and play doh. My mommy and daddy think I'm pretty athletic too. Probably I'll be a basketball star one day! 


Caroline
Hello there! My name is Jeremiah, but I sometimes go by JP (Jeremiah Paul). I was born in Glens Falls, NY about 6 months ago. I still have a lot to learn about life, but for now I concentrate on eating and sleeping. I like to put lots of dangerous objects in my mouth, which makes for a great reaction from my parents. I'm just now starting to roll over and sit up, so the world is getting more and more interesting every day. Mommy and Daddy are real proud of me, and they say I'm a good baby. I think I'd be an even better baby if I didn't have a big sister who bossed me around! 


Jeremiah