Bible Institute of South Africa faculty and staff
Dr Daniel Simango
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Dr Daniel Simango has a Licentiate in Theology (LTh) from the Bible Institute of South Africa (2000), a BA in Theology (cum laude), a BA Honours in Theology from Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (2002), and a MA in Old Testament from North West University (2006) followed by a PhD in Old Testament from North-West University (2011). Dr Simango has many years of Christian ministry experience. He served as a pastor of United Baptist Church in Zimbabwe for a number of years. He served as Academic Dean at Rusitu Bible College (RBC) in Zimbabwe.He also served as registrar and lecturer at Harare Theological College (HTC) in Harare for several years. Dr Simango served as a part-time lecturer at the Bible Institute of South Africa for two years. He also served as a part-time lecturer at George Whitefield College (GWC) for three years. In 2010, the Bible Institute of South Africa Board of Directors appointed Dr Simango as a full-time Old Testament lecturer and they appointed him Principal of the college in 2014. Since then, Dr Simango serves as the Principal and he also lectures Old Testament and Hebrew courses to the undergraduate students. Since 2014, Dr Simango has served as Extraordinary Researcher in the Unit for Reformed Theology and Development of the SA Society at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. He has had a number of articles published in local peer-reviewed Old Testament Academic Journals. He supervises and examines North-West University (NWU) post-graduate students in Old Testament studies.He also serves as an elder at Kalk Bay Community Church. Dr Simango is married to Patience and they have two children.
Rev Gideon Beukes
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For the past 30 years Gideon and Madel have been blessed to be in ministry – to know Christ and to make Him known. Their journey in missions began in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho in a village called Mphaki, where Gideon pastored a Sesotho-speaking congregation, and reached out to one of the least evangelised people groups in Africa, the Basotho shepherds. Madel, a mathematics teacher, taught at a local high school, and loved interacting with the women of the area. Living among, and learning from the Basotho and Xhosa believers, was one of the most enriching and eye opening experiences of their lives. In 2001 Gideon furthered his theological studies in the USA, and in 2004 was appointed as lecturer at the Bible Institute of South Africa (BISA) in Kalk Bay, where he currently serves as Vice-Principal. In 2018 another exciting door opened when Gideon was asked to pastor Scarborough Community Church (SCC). Madel enjoys serving alongside him, and together with the people of God they purpose to know Jesus Christ and make Him known, for His glory. They have three adult children and four grandchildren who all live in the Fish Hoek area. Oscar the family dog keeps them fit by taking them on regular walks in the beautiful surrounds. A verse that never ceases to encourage them is Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Dr Peter Smuts
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Dr Peter Smuts graduated with a BA.LLB degree from the University of Cape Town, a Dip.Theol from the Bible Institute of South Africa, a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Seminary California, and a PhD from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. His doctoral dissertation was based on a study of Luke 21. Dr Smuts has been admitted to practice law as both an Attorney and Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He has, however, not been active in the legal profession since 1985. He has many years of Christian ministry experience particularly in the area of theological education in which he has filled a number of leadership positions. He functioned as the Acting Rector of St. Paul’s REACHSA in Stellenbosch for a number of months and held the position of Adjunct Faculty at John Wycliffe Theological College in Gauteng for several years. He was a member of the Executive Committee and Council of ACTEA (The Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa) from 2013-2016. He is currently a certified assessor for ACTEA accreditation. His teaching and preaching ministry extends beyond the campus and borders of South Africa. He joined the Faculty of the Bible Institute of South Africa in July 1996. Since that time he has held a variety of administrative and academic positions at the college including Dean of Students, Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice Principal, Acting Academic Dean and Acting Principal. He teaches New Testament Interpretation, Homiletics, New Testament Greek and Biblical Theology. He has had a number of articles published in a local theological journal and is the author of Mark by the Book: A New Multidirectional Method For Understanding the Synoptic Gospels (P&R, 2013). He is also a contributor to the Africa Study Bible (Oasis International, 2017) and The Spiritual Growth Bible (Christian Art Publishers, 2021). Dr. Smuts is married to Dagmar, and they have a son, three daughters and five grandchildren
Rev Neil Henry
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Ms Lorna Bucklow
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Rev Christo April
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Dr Karl Peterson
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After studying Bible at Emmaus Bible College (Chicago, USA) Karl studied geology, physics and computer science at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Doctor of Ministry in Urban Missions, also from Westminster.
Karl served on pastoral staff of a Christian Brethren church in Philadelphia before moving to Mozambique in 1995. The Petersons served an indigenous denomination in Mozambique until 2011 – church planting and directing the Centre for Theological Education in Maputo. Karl served as Mozambique Coordinator for Editora Fiel (Brazil) and Regional Director for the Emmaus Correspondence School in Mozambique. Karl has been a local organizer for the African Pastors Conference ministry in Mpumalanga and Swaziland, a conference and literature ministry which seeks to equip undertrained pastors in southern African townships.
In 2003 the Petersons moved to Barberton, Mpumalanga from where they carried out their work in Mozambique and pastored the Barberton Community Baptist Church. Karl began teaching at the Bible Institute of South Africa in Kalk Bay in 2012. His wife, Glynn, worked as paediatric surgical nurse at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle (USA) and has mission experience in Ecuador, South America.
Karl and Glynn have six children and serve under Christian Missions in Many Lands (USA).
Dr Matthew Haynes
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Dr. Haynes grew up in Christian family with parents who were faithful to raise him in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The Lord was gracious and brought him to faith at a young age. He and his wife Sarah were married in 1995 and have four children. In 1998, the Lord called them to Botswana, Africa, where Dr. Haynes worked as a mission pilot with an indigenous flying ministry called Flying Mission. While with Flying Mission, he flew into almost every country south of the Congo and saw first-hand both the incredible vibrancy of the African church and the profound need for trained national pastors.
In 2001 they moved to Northfield, Minnesota, where Dr. Haynes flew for an airline. During this time, they were heavily involved in their local church. By 2007 they once again felt the Lord leading them to vocational ministry and enrolled at Covenant Seminary. There, the need for trained pastors in Africa was once again impressed upon them. In March of 2010 they were accepted as long-term missionaries with Mission to the World. From 2012-2018 Dr. Haynes served at the Bible Institute of South Africa in Cape Town where he lectured in Old Testament and Hebrew.
In addition to his work teaching Old Testament for the Bible Institute, Dr. Haynes lectures and serves as an examiner for several colleges in Africa and the United States. He is an Extraordinary Researcher in the Faculty of Theology at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, and a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at George Whitfield College in Cape Town. He is also a Visiting Instructor of Old Testament at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Haynes holds an AAS from Bob Jones University, a BS from Columbia International University, an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary, and an MTh and PhD from North-West University (Potchefstroom). He is also rated as an Airline Transport Pilot and holds type ratings in the CRJ 200/700/900 and ERJ 170/190.
Rev Timothy Galage
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Rev Sizwe Maseti
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Dr James Krohn
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Dr Greg Cook
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Dr Greg Cook has been associate pastor at Christ Chapel Bible church, Fort Worth Texas since 1995 and the founder and director of Soul Care since 2004.
He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary in Pastoral Counselling, Masters in Counselling from Amberton University, and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Greg is married to Nancy and they have three daughters.
Dr Chris Warton
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Rev Brian Marimira
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Ms Cynthia Human
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Mr Brett Saunders
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Ms Monica Speak
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Ms Hannah Phillips
LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
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Hannah works at BISA in the role of Library Administrative assistant.
Mr Louis Barry
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Louis Barry has BComm in IT and Economics from North West University and BTh and LTh from the Bible Institute of South Africa. He is the managing director of Educative Tech; the company which assists BISA and other Bible-based institutions with their online educational technology. He also has experience in church based vocational ministry. He is married to Fébé and has three children.
Mr Gibson Tshikini
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Ms Elizabeth Malamulo
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