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Florida Christian University grew from Florida Theological Seminary, founded in 1985, by the first President Rev. Dr. Harold L. Shindoll, ThD. The seminary was the visionary foundation of Florida Christian University. Undergraduate and Graduate students in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Leadership, and Theology may have their diplomas with the title of either Florida Christian University or Florida Theological Seminary. In the beginning, academic programs were limited to classes at the Orlando campus. But distance learning education programs trough video, independent study, and online classes provides for the University`s Global Outreach goal to meet the growing student interest. Upon the death of its founder Dr. Shindoll in 1998, his wife, Mrs. Dr. Floralee A. Shindoll, PhD was elected president and later President Emeritus.

In 1999 Dr. Anthony Portigliatti Ph.D, was elected President and Chancellor with substantial institutional growth to 38 academic programs from Associates to Post-Doctoral Degrees including Counseling, Clinical Counseling, Coaching, Education, Business Administration and Media & Communications besides the previously existing Theological programs. Our global outreach vision is impregnated in all our programs.

The University promotes global outreach distance learning education programs trough video, independent study, and online classes with qualified faculty and use of state- of- the- art technological infrastructure. Courses are offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The University develops adjunct instruction in different areas with the participation of international adjunct instructors invited to these events. Florida Christian University is the center of ministerial development and support for Florida Theological Seminary, American Ministers Association and Global Reach Christian Church.


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To be a global reach institution that equips and connects professionals and scholars to advance in life with purpose and significant achievements, through a transformational impact rooted on Christian principles.


Provide practical and accessible higher education to professionals, laypersons, and ministers, to prepare them to fulfill their vocations, with Christian foundations.



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