Transform Your Future

Equip yourself with a foundation of confidence, capability, and education to become a world leader. What's next starts now!


We offer various fully-accredited university degree programs.

Ministry Experience

Students will combine their world-class education with hands-on ministry experience to prepare themselves for making a lasting impact in the local community and beyond.

Learn + Serve Abroad

In addition to serving the church community and local missions efforts, students serve our global community through an international missions trip that is included in the cost of tuition.

Student Perks

Students are provided with a one-of-a-kind experience complete with apartment-style dorms, fun on-campus events, and even an annual theme park pass!

Explore Our Degrees

We offer a wide range of fully-accredited university degree programs taught by a staff of vetted professors who are committed to helping you on the career path of your choice. In addition to the education they will receive, our students will also develop a strong understanding of biblical principles and hands-on experience of serving in the local church.


AA General Education
Associate of Ministerial Leadership
Ministerial Leadership – Biblical Studies Track
Ministerial Leadership – Christian Ministry Track
Ministerial Leadership – Pastoral Care and 
Counseling Track
Ministerial Leadership – Worship Ministries

ONLINE Programs

AA Education
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
BS Digital Media & Design: Digital Design
BS in Business & Professional Leadership
BS in Communication & Mass Media
BS in Global Education
BS in Human Services
BS in Organizational Leadership
Criminal Justice

Dedicated Leaders

During your internship with Grace City Leadership Institute, you will work alongside many of our staff and leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the city of Lakeland and around the world.

We are excited to get to know you and work alongside you to create environments where people are encouraged and inspired to draw closer to God, connect with others in meaningful life-giving relationships, and discover their gifts to use them for the betterment of others.

Andrew Gard

Senior Pastor

Christina Gard

Senior Pastor

Matt Higgins

GCLI Director

Keyana Jones

GCLI Coordinator