LIFE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY INC

aka Life Christian University   |   Tampa, FL   |  www.lcus.edu

Mission

LCU is dedicated to training quality ministers in in as many locations as possible. • Since 1995, LCU has graduated over 19,000 students. • Headquartered in Tampa, FL, we have operated over 200 campuses in 39 states and 23 nations. • Our curriculum is biblical, faith-based, and interdenominational. Our proven business model partners with local churches which provide faculty members and classrooms. This allows us to greatly leverage educational resources. LCU provides a “turn-key" program that delivers maximum local impact. • Students are equipped and inspired for ministry. • Our low, pay-as-you-go tuition means no college debt. • Churches are strengthened and communities are transformed by our graduates. One host pastor told us “LCU's impact on this region has been profound."

Ruling year info

1998

President-Founder

Dr. Douglas J. Wingate

Secretary, Co-Founder

Rev. Susan E. Wingate

Main address

PO Box 272360

Tampa, FL 33688 USA

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Formerly known as

Life of Faith Ministries, Inc.

EIN

59-3296849

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Life Christian University: Building the local church locally! Inspiring pastors, empowering congregations! We equip, strengthen, and unify churches by engaging pastors in ever-deeper biblical studies while giving them a platform to deeply teach their own people faith for victorious Christian life and ministry.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education and training for disciplines of the local Christian Church.

LCU offers studies in Theology and Biblical Studies for the teaching and preaching of the word of God. LCU offers programs and degrees in Pastoral Counseling, Music Ministry and Worship, Christian Education, and Church Administration.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LIFE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY INC

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Douglas Wingate

Life Christian University

Term: 1995 -

Daniel Coflin

River of Life Church

Roy Breitenbach

US Marine Corp, Ret.

Susan Wingate

Life Christian University

Rod Hoskins

Rod Hoskins Ministries.

Ellis Hodge

Word of Life Church

Marie Myers

Jack Myers Ministries

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No