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Dayspring Christian University continues to graduate quality students.  Since we have entered University status we have had new growth and have created a "Consortium" of schools working with DCU... And continue to receive good testimonials... and have for several years have increased our 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


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

Ralph Long, Ph.D. Executive Vice President of the University

 Joseph Yakaginski, Ed.D., Provost of the University

Frank Cartagena, Ph.D., National Director for Hispanic Education

Lisa R. Williams, Psy.D., Executive Dean of Higher Education



Administrative Advisory School Board & Regional Directors



Nancy Mason Spillman, Ph.D. Vice President, St. Francisville, Louisiana Campus

Venerable Nathaniel Nartey, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor at Ghana

Donald Carlisle Mason, Th.D., V.P. for International Representation (DCU)

Alan Kitay, Ph.D., Vice President, Houston Region 

Samuel Kwesi Bentil, STh.D., Vice President for United Kingdom Students

Godwin Booysen, Ph.D., Vice President for Southern Africa Representation

Frank Cartagena, Ph.D. Western Region Vice President

Kevin T. Coughlin, Ph.D. Northeastern 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

Forson Swanzy, Ph.D. Vice President for Public Relations

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, Boston, Massachusetts

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 601-833-4559 or 601-320-4171.

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

The Addictions Academy, LLC
Miami Florida

Ambassador College & Seminary
Kumba, Rep. of Cameroon

Calvary Commission Bible College
Western Cape, Republic of South Africa

Christian Counseling Training Center
Seattle, Washington

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

Dayspring Bible College
Paynesville Monrovia, Liberia

Dayspring Bible Institute
Benin City, Nigeria

Dayspring Christian University
Main Campus, St. Francisville, Louisiana
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Lagos & Benin City, Nigeria, Washington

Dwight McDaniels Theological Seminary
St. Louis, MO

Education Factory LLC
Jackson, Mississippi

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

Freedom Theological Seminary
Monrovia, Liberia

Houston Bible College
Humble, Texas

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

Institute for Christian Counseling & Therapy
Atlantic Beach, Florida

International College of Christian Therapy
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Japan Bible Institute
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan

Mount Zion Christian College
Peoria/Phoenix, Arizona

New Beginning Ministry, Inc.
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania

New Song
Bothaville, Republic of South Africa

New World Mission, Dunamis International University
Republic of South Africa

One Faith Ministry Incorporated
Tutwiler, Mississippi

Praise Bible College
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Rhema Life Institute
San Jose, California

Rivers Kingdom College
Jackson, Mississippi

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

The Voice of Redemption Bible College
Gaborone Botswana

Thomas Brown Bible College & Seminary
Jacksonville, Florida

Waterloo Bible College
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Western Cape Campus for Continual Education
Western Cape Province, Republic of South Africa

Zoe Life Theological College
Lagos, Nigeria

Dayspring Bible College, Paynesville Monrovia
Dayspring Bible College, Paynesville Monrovia, Liberia

Agape Ministry Bible School
-Kitui, Kenya 2013 graduation. MEMBER OF THE AACT / DCU CONSORTIUM

2017 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).