Faith Christian University began in 1995 as a small Bible institute in Orlando, Florida by Drs. Bud and Faith Fredrick. The vision has not changed: To Educate, Empower and Equip men and women for the destiny God has for them.

Quickly joined by Dr. Janet DiPietro and Dr. Nancy Collins, as well as other like-minded teachers and pastors, we have accomplished consistent growth reaching men and women of all backgrounds, races and church affiliations. Shortly thereafter, the opportunity came to affiliate with a leading Christian university as an extension campus, making it possible to issue degrees and offer accredited programs.

Growth came quickly and expansion happened in all areas. The decision was then made in 2000 to begin the approval process to become Faith Christian University. This opened the door to new programs of study including a complete Christian Counseling program, as well as a Ministry Leadership program.

In 2004 an unprecedented decision was made when Faith Christian University brought the camera into the classroom. This began the development of a new, innovative full Online Program, which was launched in 2005.

In 2009 the FCU Educational Fellowship Extension Campus Program was begun bringing the same Bible teaching and ministry training to local churches throughout the United States.

Faith Christian University continues to lead the way for effective, theologically-balanced and spiritually-charged Bible teaching and ministry training at the Main Campus, Online and Extension Campuses throughout the world.

On September 18, 2010, Dr. Bud Fredrick went home to be with the Lord. Affectionately called, Dr. Bud, he was an integral part of the vision and administration of FCU. His passion and commitment to FCU was a vital part of the mission to Educate, Empower and Equip. He is greatly missed by all.

About Dr. Faith Fredrick

Dr. Faith Fredrick continues to lead the FCU vision with vigor and advancement. Dr. Faith is a strong mother, leader, and visionary. She has great diversity of ministry and teaching experience. You will enjoy her dynamically anointed teaching and preaching.

Dr. Faith is certified as a JOHN MAXWELL TEAM MEMBER, offering leadership training, seminars, and keynote speaking.

Working together, she will move you, your team, or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.


Dr. Faith has released her book, Grace Like Rain, a message of grace and restoration; which has been enthusiastically received all over the world.

She travels to many parts of the world to minister in conferences and churches.

Dr. Faith has three lovely daughters, Marvelyne Engel, Mary Alessi, and Martha Munizzi. They are anointed and accomplished singers, songwriters, Pastors, and Christian leaders.

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