About FFCU

Family of Faith Christian University is a private non-profit university located north of Shawnee in central Oklahoma. Founded by the decree of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of educating, discipling, and training laborers for the kingdom of God, this university equips students, or laborers, spiritually, academically, and practically to accomplish the Great Commission through effective service in churches, Christian schools, businesses, and Bible colleges worldwide. God has given us a very unique and clear mandate to raise up laborers who are nurtured in an atmosphere of intercession and deep covenant relationships. We are not an institution, but a family joined together by our God and Father. The relationships with our graduates do not end at graduation, but continue through a network of churches so that each graduate becomes productive in the vision of “Orchestrating a Worldwide Penetration of the Gospel.”

Meet The Leaders & Faculty

Dr. Sam Matthews

Elaine Phillips


What Makes Us Unique?

Our faculty and administrators are men and women who truly believe that a university such as ours is fundamental to reaching the nations with the Gospel. We are associated with International Christian Leadership Connections (ICLC), an organization that networks churches and training centers worldwide. Thus, we receive input that enables us to tailor our curricula to better meet the changing needs of churches around the world. We are committed to providing an affordable, quality education in a safe and wholesome environment. Our international students provide opportunities for our students to learn about other cultures. Our program design allows our students opportunities to visit foreign nations to make contributions to the planting and development of Christian schools and churches. Our students in the education programs fulfill their intern teaching at Family of Faith Christian School (K-5-12th Grade) located on our campus. Our emphasis on intercession for the nations forms deep and intimate relationships with Jesus. The presence of local and translocal five-fold ministers provides impartation and oversight.

Philosophy of Education

We believe that the Holy Bible is the true, infallible, and literal Word of God. The unquestionable philosophy of this University is that all aspects of life, including education, must agree with the Word of God. Any portion of education that is untenable with God’s Word is not only useless, but damaging. It is the intent of this University to establish the power, harmony, peace, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that the Word of God brings into the lives of those who know, understand, and obey the fullness of it. Education is more than learning information. Both what is learned and how students are taught to live will determine their ability to fulfill their vocation and call of God. Their lives must be filled and shaped by every aspect of the life of Christ. Only then will education reach its full potential of usefulness in building the Kingdom of God.

Kingdom Relationships Matter

FFCU lives up to its name by working with different apostolic streams around the world. Our relationships with these networks creates a true Family of Faith!

International Christian Leadership Connections is the network served by FFCU since its founding. Find out more about this network here.

Global Awakening partnered with FFCU to begin Global Awakening Theological Seminary. We are honored to work with Dr. Randy Clark to offer accredited Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees. Find out more about the Seminary here, and click here to learn more about Global Awakening.

All Nations College is a department of FFCU offering BA Church Ministry degrees with emphases in Church Planting, Cross-cultural Missions, and Marketplace and Entrepreneurial leadership. These degrees have a uniquely mandated focus on relationship building in a Christ-centered family-community. Find out more here. The Dean of All Nations College, Dr. Tim Johns, is founder of Rock International “Tribe”, a translocal spiritual family called to plant churches which help to advance Christ’s kingdom in cities, regions, even nations. Learn more about Rock International here.