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Our Vision

To develop and educate thousands of world-class leaders with the CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE, and CHARACTER needed to succeed in ministry, business, government, education, media, and the arts.
Our Difference

Destiny College International is unique because we focus on developing a person’s leadership potential.

Bloom Where You Are Planted—Our New Online and Satellite School Model

Destiny College International has worked hard to create a new model of leadership development and training by providing online courses. Business leaders can offer leadership development courses from their home office. Churches are returning to a biblical model of developing and training their own leaders. Rather than “extract” leaders from their positions and send them away into a total academic context and community, students are left “intact” at the local level for their training. Thus, DESTINY COLLEGE ONLINE allows you to develop and grow as a leader where you are already planted.

Online Graduate Academic Career Paths

Our curriculum philosophy and direction was birthed out of the heart of DCI Founder Keith Johnson, PhD, to help leaders discover, pursue, and fulfill their DESTINY. Our curriculum serves as a systematic approach to empowering students to overcome the feeling of powerlessness that robs so many of their destiny—God’s desire for them.

The online curriculum is divided into seven degree programs, and students are awarded a degree based on completing the total credit hours needed for each level of achievement.

  • Bachelor’s of Biblical and Leadership Studies 120 Credit Hours
  • Master’s of Christian Leadership 150 Credit Hours
  • Master’s of Executive Leadership Coaching 159 Credit Hours
  • Doctorate of Ministry 180 Credit Hours
  • Doctorate of Strategic Leadership 195 Credit Hours
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Theology (PhD) 250 Credit Hours
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership (PhD) 250 Credit Hours

About the Chancellor

keith-johnsonKeith Johnson is known as one of the premier speakers on the subjects of Christian leadership, confidence building, and strategic planning. For the past 16 years, his messages, books, and leadership coaching has helped some of the largest and most prestigious churches in the world to experience spiritual, numerical, and financial growth.

Keith experienced a radical encounter with Jesus Christ when he was 22 years of age. He was instantly set free from alcoholism, drugs, and a promiscuous lifestyle.

Keith’s biblically based success and leadership principles have now influenced both the church and secular markets. His newest book, The Confidence Solution—Reinvent Yourself, Explode Your Business, Skyrocket Your Income became a best seller by reaching #21 in Amazon’s motivation and business category. He is a frequent television guest appearing on popular shows and stations such as New York’s PIX 11, Fox Business News, The Tom Sullivan Show, CBS, ABC, and many others. He has been recognized by Women’s World magazine as one of America’s “Ultimate Experts,” which is the most read women’s magazine in the world.

Keith Johnson, PhD, is a dedicated lifelong learner. He earned a Master’s of Christian Leadership and a Doctor of Philosophy in Theology from Christian Life University. He is the founder of Destiny College International, an accredited college specializing in graduate training for pastors and business leaders. He is a certified speaker, trainer, and coach for the John Maxwell team.

Dr. Johnson was jobless at the age of 35, with no money, no perceived opportunities, no influential relationships to help him—and 40 pounds overweight. He had absolutely no confidence for a better future!

Then he discovered the proven biblical strategies for success that changed his life forever. Today, he has trained over 147,000 Christian leaders, he travels worldwide in response to invitations, and he is the author of five books that share his success secrets.

Letter from the Chancellor

Your Growth as a Leader Starts Right Now!

I regularly meet people who are surprised to learn that leadership is an important part of success. It’s true. Whatever we do in life, our personal development depends on our growth as leaders. All human institutions need to have leaders. We know this is true whether that institution is a church, nation, business, school, television station, or a family.

The world prizes leadership. Influence, riches, and power have been claimed by leaders who, by virtue of their vision for a better future, are able to attract the loyalty, respect, and service of others. Leaders in all walks of life are in constant demand.

I recently heard someone described as a “born leader.” But I must disagree. There are too many examples in history of great leaders who developed into the role by force of their own vision and commitment. And we all have that ability.

It’s quite possible you have not considered yourself a leader of any kind. Whether or not you have, you will be surprised to learn at Destiny College just how many ways you are a leader, especially to those close to you.

One of the reasons why there is a demand for leaders is that too many people, regrettably, would rather be led than assume leadership responsibility. When you are ready to accept the challenges of leadership, you will find many wonderful opportunities waiting to help you break away from the pack and to build on your achievements for future success.

Keep in mind that your growth as a leader starts right now. You do not have to be the president of a billion dollar corporation, the president of a country, or the pastor of a megachurch to be a leader. Start with your family, friends, church, school, or workplace.

You can start today by developing your leadership and coaching skills at Destiny College. We shape futures by educating people to develop the confidence, competence, and character you need to succeed as a leader.

Empowering you to become a Leader of Destiny!


Benefits of a Destiny College Degree

Benefits of a Destiny College International degree include:

•    Class material is relevant and cutting edge.
•    Develop your leadership skills.
•    Receive Ministry Life credits.
•    Best price value in the industry.
•    Previously earned credits transfer from secular colleges, Bible schools, and other training programs.
•    Establish yourself as an expert.
•    Publish a book using your Doctorate dissertation.
•    Earning a Doctorate degree will open business, television, and radio opportunities.
•    Provide an online school in your church.
•    Provides the credentials you need to apply at thriving churches.
•    Increase your future financial potential.
•    Ministry placement opportunities.
•    Some of our students have used our Master’s of Christian Leadership degrees to apply for management and executive level jobs at major corporations.


»  Application Cost: $25.00

»  Undergraduate Degree Program Cost: $300.00 per class (3 credits). Some classes require book purchases.

»  Graduate Degree Program Cost: $500.00 per class (3 credits). Full payment must be paid before degrees are awarded. Books not included. Each class requires book purchases. Leadership training program materials from John Maxwell are required for his classes.

»  Doctorate Degree Program Cost: $750.00 per class (3 credits). Full payment must be paid before degrees are awarded. Books not included. Each class requires book purchases. Leadership training program materials from John Maxwell are required for his classes. Doctorate dissertation reading cost is $200.

»  Transfer of life, previous schooling, and ministry credits: Each degree $500. Example: Associate’s degree: $500; Bachelor’s degree: $500; Master’s degree: $500.

»  Transcripts
To receive an official transcript from the central office of Destiny College International, a fee of $25.00 must be submitted with a written request for transcript. No transcripts will be released without the prepaid fee.

»  Refunds
No refunds will be issued after registration, transfer of credits, or class fees have been paid.


DCI provides a guaranteed tuition financing program that services the needs of our students. Every student who applies for tuition financing will be evaluated and approved for a tuition financing program.

These programs feature:
•    Interest-free financing
•    Extended payments designed to fit most budgets
•    Tuition payments accepted via credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover)
•    Automatic monthly payments on the date of the student’s choice

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Statement of Faith

We seek to serve the Kingdom of God by offering educational opportunities to Christian Leaders of various denominational backgrounds. However, Destiny College adheres to the following Articles of Faith:
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16)
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. (I John 5:4-6)
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily-resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule. (Matthew 16:16; I Peter 2:21-24; I Corinthians 14:3-4)
  • We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through faith in the precious blood of Christ. (Galatians 4:4-7)
  • We believe that deliverance from sin, sickness, hopelessness, and poverty is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (I John 1:7-9; Isaiah 53:4; I Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:16-17)


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