Honorary Titles: The Constitution of the United States calls for a clear separation between church and state. The first amendment of the Bill of Rights states:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
In other words, federal and state governments are mostly prohibited from interfering in the sphere of religion. For this reason, religious organizations such as ours often have a very different set of requirements and practices when it comes to education and training. Among these differences is the legal authority granted to American churches to issue honorary degrees and awards to deserving members of their communities.
Our organization was founded as a non-profit corporation in Los Angeles, California, with the mission of establishing a worldwide spiritual community that empowers people to learn, grow, and serve. With articles of incorporation dutifully submitted, LADC Institute has the right to bestow ecclesiastical honors on deserving individuals who have shown a spirit of generosity, excellence, and dedication to serving others in their communities and beyond. When you make your donation to our institute, you are legally entitled to receive honorary recognition in the form of an honorary master's, doctorate, or professor's title.
“Thank you very much Los Angeles Development Church & Institute for my Honorary Doctorate degree in Biblical Studies. For over 35 years since God through Jesus Christ called me to preach his gospel, I have been a student of the Bible to learn and to teach others. I am studying at a Bible Studies Institute and this honorary doctorate degree has really given me the confidence and motivation to meet my goals. My goal is to be a teaching pastor of the Bible and to help God’s people reach the world with the gospel. Again I want to thank LADC Institute for giving me the opportunity to be a blessing to others.”
--Pastor Wilson C. Powell Jr. D.B.S. h.c. (Elizabethtown, Kentucky)