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The American Association of Christian Therapists along with Dayspring Christian University continues to accredit other attached Universities, Bible Schools and Seminaries.  Since DCU has entered University status  we have had new growth within the AACT and have created a "Consortium" of schools working with DCU... And continue to receive good testimonials... Several of the schools attached to us report to have for several years increased their student numbers. . PLEASE DROP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE OUR LIST OF CONSORTIUM MEMBERS.

H.O.P.E. Bible Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
President (bishop) Dr. Johnny B. Young Jr. and Dr. Felishia Young (Wife)

Dr. Gary Barkman awarding AACT License to senior
student at the graduation April 2018

Dr. Johnny B. Young awarding Doctoral degree to
student at the graduation of HBI in 2018


Administrators and Professors for the AACT
and Dayspring Christian University.

Upper Level DCU Administration

Gary W. Barkman, Ph.D., D.C.C., President of the University
Denis Francois, Ph.D., Chancellor of the University
Malcolm Patterson, Ed.D, Executive Vice President of the University
Archbishop David Goldman, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor Western U.S.A.
Ralph Long, Ph.D. Executive Vice President of the University
The Rev. Doctor Bishop-Elect Virginia Bieber, Secretary for DCU
Student Development and Online Study
Joseph Yakaginski, Ed.D., Provost of the University
Frank Cartagena, Ph.D., National Director for Hispanic Education
Bishop Lisa R. Williams, Psy.D., Executive Dean for Apostles Higher Education
Bishop & Chief Prophet Reatha A. Young, Executive Dean for DCU School of Prophets

Administrative Advisory School Board & Regional Directors

Nancy Mason Spillman, Ph.D. Vice President, St. Francisville, Louisiana Campus
Donald Carlisle Mason, Th.D., V.P. for International Representation (DCU)
Alan Kitay, Ph.D., Vice President, Houston Region
Godwin Booysen, Ph.D., Vice President for Southern Africa Representation
Frank Cartagena, Ph.D. North Western Region Vice President
Jesus Manuel Huertas, Ph.D., Vice President for Department of Thanatology
David Lavigne, Ph.D. Vice President for Canadian Students
Chaplain Anita Robinson, Vice President for Chaplain Education & Appointment
Shawn Patrick Williams, D.D., Vice President, Evangelistic Outreach

Teaching Center Professors:

Hyacinth Delores Blissett, Ph.D, Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Frank Cartagena, Ph.D. Seatle, Washington
Denis Francois, Ph.D. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Alan Kitay, Ph.D. Houston, Texas
Anyere Tah Godfred, Rep. of Cameroon, Africa
Jesus Hernandez, Ph.D., Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Sunny Iredia, Ph.D., Benin City, Nigeria, Africa
Stephen Njenga, Ph.D., Gaborone, Botswana, Africa
Magdelena J. Simon, School Director, Phoenix, Arizona

Online Professors with location

Monica Adu-Quarm, B.Min., London, England
Godwin Booysen, Ph.D., Western Cape, South Africa
Fr. George A. Gonzalez, Ph.D., Harlingen, Texas
Malcolm Patterson, Ed.D, Northern Florida
Rodney Paige, Ph.D., Neptune Beach, Florida
Debra P. Schmidt, Psy.D. BM, Austin, Texas
Joseph Yakaginski, Ed.D., Bronks, New York

Adjunct and Associate Professors

Dr. Gregory Braggs Sr., Tutwiler, Mississippi
Dr. Larry Dale Green, Rathdrum, Idaho
Dr. Haynesley Rollinson Griffith, St. Michael, Barbados
Elie Cruz, Ph.D. Orocovis, Puerto, Rico
Walter E. Warren Jr., Ph.D., Enterprise, Alabama


 The AACT & Dayspring Ministry Group Consortium of Schools
The American Association of Christian Therapists has gathered schools of like mind.  Each school listed has received the coveted "Accredited Academic Institution" or the "Certified Academic Institution" Status.
Each school listed trains ministers and lay persons to do Christian and Pastoral Counseling.  Several of the schools also specialize in teaching how to be a "Life Coach."  The AACT and Dayspring Christian University also teach and certify ministers to do "Domestic Violence" counseling.
Being a part of the AACT CAI  and AAI lists adds to the credibility and accredition of each school.  Pick the one that meets your need.  If you have questions please call the AACT/DCU Resource center in Mississippi at 601-320-6704 or 601-320-4171.

The American Association of Christian Therapists
Consortium of Schools (Listed Alphabetically)

The Addictions Academy, LLC
Miami Florida

Calvary Commission Bible College
Western Cape, Republic of South Africa

Crossroads Theological Seminary & Bible College
Tallahassee, Florida; Austin, Texas;

Bakersfield, California

Dayspring Bible College
Paynesville Monrovia, Liberia

Dayspring Christian University
Main Campus, St. Francisville, Louisiana
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,

Lagos & Benin City, Nigeria,


Dayspring Christian University

     Lugazi, Uganda, Africa


Faith Open Door Ministries Bible College

North York, ON Canada

Bishop Dr. James Robinson, President

Family Heartbeat Development Teaching Center
Welches, St. Michael, Barbados

Houston Bible College
Humble, Texas

H.O.P.E. Bible Institute
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

International College of Christian Therapy
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Japan Bible Institute
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan


Macedonia Theological Seminary

A Theological Seminary located

at 113-41Farmer's Blvd, St. Albans NY 11412

Dr. James A. Gordon, President


New Beginning Ministry, Inc.
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania


North West International Christian Seminary

1402 11th St. NE, Auburn, Washington U.S.A. 98002  

Bishop Stephen G. Njenga, Managing Director


One Faith Ministry Inc.

Tutwiler, Mississippi

Praise Bible College
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Rivers Kingdom College
Jackson, Mississippi

The Institute of Theology & Christian Therapy
St. Francisville, Louisiana & Lagos, Nigeria

Thomas Brown Bible College & Seminary
Jacksonville, Florida


True Vine Christian Academy

& Bible Institute

P.O. Box 7873, New York, NY  10150

 Dr. Michele Quick, Dean


Waterloo Bible College
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Zoe Life Theological College
Lagos, Nigeria




2018 graduation of DCU in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Hello Dr. Barkman


I received my course and am looking forward to begin. I also  received my AACT license and I must say that I am very happy with what I received. I am so looking forward to paying off my Degree and receiving it. I must say that your association and school was a God sent to me.


Be   Blessed,

Dr.  Ray

Dallas, Georgia



Dear Dr. Barkman,


it's again a privilege and a blessing to be enrolled in ITCT course of studies, and having you as professor.  Thank you for your precious support and tutorship.


In the Lord Jesus

Maurizio Secondi




Greeting Dr Gary Barkman,


Sir, I have presented my Doctor’s degree at Universities for lecturer, and tutor positions in China, United Arab Emirates, Australia, and New Zealand.The degree is accepted by all the Government Education departments, and they appreciate the quality education I received from ITCT. All my students passed their exams with high grades including the difficult Cambridge exams in Accounting, English, and IELTS.I thank you for your professional help and I appreciated the difficulty of the doctoral program at ITCT 


Because of Christ,

Dr David Morton

New Zeland


Dayspring Christian University awarded Evangelist Nicky Cruz an honorary Doctoral degree.  The ceremony took place at a graduation in Puerto Rico, July 2011. Dr. Gary Barkman, President of DCU (left) gave the award.  Dr. Nicky Cruz (right) originally a convert under Teen Challenge is here making his acceptance remarks.
Nicky Cruz is a Christian Evangelist, the founder of Nicky Cruz Outreach, an evangelistic Christian ministry. He was also once the director of Teen Challenge, serving under David Wilkerson before founding another ministry home himself in California. Prior to his conversion he was the leader of a New York City gang, The Mau-Maus. (Wikipedia).