The 1940s were dominated by World War II and St. Paul Bible Institute was not immune to its affects. Enrollment of male students plummeted during the first half of the decade. War shortages meant the choir did not tour around the country because of a lack of gas. However, after the G.I. Bill came into effect, the student population soared and a new men’s dorm was quickly needed! Thankfully, the strong leadership led the school through the tough times as well as the good times to ensure the future of the college.