Founder and President of Life Christian University, Dr. Wingate has a passion for educating the ministers of tomorrow. He has a world vision — and has created a network of campuses in churches across the United States and around the world. He has empowered these pastors to provide quality ministry education to their staff and others in their communities desiring to enter the work of the ministry.
Today, Life Christian University is a global network of campuses, now numbering over 100 campuses located in 29 states and 13 foreign countries. LCU has graduated over 18,500 students with over 2,000 students currently enrolled.
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Wingate is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He holds degrees from Faith Theological Seminary, Moody Theological Seminary, and National Bible College.
Dr. Wingate has over 30 years of diverse ministry experience, including music ministry, youth ministry, ministry administration, as well as 10 years as senior pastor. He has been involved in Christian higher education since 1993, founding Life Christian University in 1995. Dr. Wingate, along with other LCU faculty professors, developed the faith-based curriculum taught at the university worldwide.
Dr. Wingate and his wife, Susan, live in Tampa with their three children: D.J., Ryan, and Annalee.