Bible Institute of South Africa faculty and staff

Faculty

Dr Daniel Simango

Dr Daniel Simango

PRINCIPAL

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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

Rev Gideon Beukes

VICE PRINCIPAL

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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

Dr Peter Smuts

FACULTY

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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

Rev Neil Henry

FACULTY

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Neil holds a Diploma in Education obtained at the Hewat College of Education and taught at Secondary School level for 11 years before entering full-time ministry. He served in youth and outreach ministries for several years before commencing his studies at BISA where he earned a BTh and BTh (Honours) from the University of Potchefstroom and an MTh in Missional Leadership from Stellenbosch University. He has served in several pastorates and currently pastors the Metropolitan Evangelistic Church in Lavender Hill. Neil is the director of the Christian Leadership Programme, which provides training for indigenous pastors and church leaders. His passion is to develop and teach pastors and church leaders in the area of leadership and sound biblical preaching. He continues to work with Wayne Mack in the field of Biblical Counselling and serves on the boards of ACBC-AFRICA and SMTI (Strengthening Ministries and Training International). He is married to Trish, who serves her family and the church from home. They have one daughter, Tahlia, who did the Gap Year at BISA and has completed an MSc in Marine Science and works as a research scientist in the area of physical oceanography.
Ms Lorna Bucklow

Ms Lorna Bucklow

REGISTRAR

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Lorna graduated from BISA after a twenty-year career in Financial Management. She teaches the Academic Literacy Course, Women in Ministry as well as serving as BISA’s Registrar, handling all enrolment and study applications. Lorna’s great interest is discipling and mentoring women of all ages and cultures, within a framework of Biblical based counselling. Her interests are reading, especially WW2 history, Tolkien and the Russian classics, and craftwork and beading.
Rev Christo April

Rev Christo April

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Christo holds a Bachelor of Theology from University of Zululand and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Theology from International College of Bible and Missions. Shortly after his conversion, he became involved in his church’s youth ministry, which he served for 13 years in both part-time and full-time capacities. Christo also served on the staff and faculty of Evangelical Bible College, initially as part time lecturer, and eventually as full-time lecturer and registrar. Christo pastors Montrose Park Bible Church in Mitchell’s Plain, the church in which he grew up and came to faith. He is currently working on a Master of Theology in New Testament through North West University.
Dr Karl Peterson

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

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

Rev Timothy Galage

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Tim, from New York State, became a Christian in his first year of college. After he and Therese were married he attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity school. Tim served as a minister of Christian education in a local church before returning to business where he worked in commercial banking for 20 years. He was involved in Church leadership for 20 years in Richmond, Virginia. He and Therese developed a burden for equipping leaders and to prepare himself Tim pursued a master of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri. As well as lecturing at the Bible Institute Tim will mentor leaders at various theological institutions in the greater Cape Town area. Tim and Therese serve in SA with Mission to the World. They have two adult daughters, Stephanie and Becky
Rev Sizwe Maseti

Rev Sizwe Maseti

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Sizwe Maseti was born in the Eastern Cape and was schooled in Cape Town. He holds a diploma in IT Technology, working in the industry for five years and specialising in hardware development. He is a past student of the Bible Institute, graduating with a BTh/LTh followed by BA (Hons) Theology in 2015. Sizwe has an MTh (cum laude) in Old Testament studies at Stellenbosch University. In July 2021, the Bible Institute of South Africa Board of Directors appointed Sizwe as a full-time faculty member. As a full-time faculty, Sizwe occupies the Augustine Chair of Reformed theology. Sizwe is also an associate pastor of a church plant in the Makhaza area of Khayelitsha. He is married to Sethu and they have twin girls and a baby boy.
Dr James Krohn

Dr James Krohn

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James Krohn BA (Hons), MCS (Regent), DTh (Stell) Dr James Krohn has studied across the disciplines; from Veterinary studies to Fine Art to Theology. He completed his Masters at Regent College in Canada in Historical and Systematic Theology, and his Doctorate on Calvin’s Trinitarian Vision at the University of Stellenbosch. He has been involved in theological education for nearly two decades both in South Africa and Canada, pastored a church in Canada for five years, and is currently the director of KRUX (www.krux.africa), a Christian Study Centre in the university town of Stellenbosch. James is an avid adventurer, ocean paddler and climber. He is married to Corli and they have five equally adventurous children.
Dr Greg Cook

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

Dr Chris Warton

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Chris Warton is a medical doctor, he recently retired from UCT where he was an anatomist and senior lecturer in the Dept of Human Biology at the health sciences faculty at Medical School. He, his wife and five of their six children have studied at BI. Chris is a founding board member of The Vine School, formerly John Wycliffe Christian School in Cape Town. His particular interest is in Christian and Medical Ethics.
Rev Brian Marimira

Rev Brian Marimira

FACULTY

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Brian Marimira was born and raised in the western part of Zimbabwe in Mutoko. Before moving to South Africa he worked for the Zimbabwe Prison Service. Brian is an ordained Deacon of the United Methodist Church working with the youth in the Western Cape. He did his BTh at BISA in 2016 followed by Honours at South African Theological Seminary (2018). Brian is Currently enrolled at SATS for a MTh in Practical Theology. He teaches Christian Ethics 2 at the Bible Institute of South Africa. He is married to Prestige and they have four children.

Staff

Ms Cynthia Human

Ms Cynthia Human

DLP COORDINATOR

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Cynthia works at the Bible Institute of South Africa in the role of DLP Coordinator.
Mr Brett Saunders

Mr Brett Saunders

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Brett obtained his LTh at the Bible Institute of South Africa where he serves as the Administrative Officer. He has a great love for pastoral ministry and preaching.
Ms Monica Speak

Ms Monica Speak

CATERER

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Kitchen Chef

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Ms Hannah Phillips

Ms Hannah Phillips

LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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Hannah graduated from the Bible Institute with a Licentiate in Theology. While completing her degree, she interned under Mr David Fitz-Patrick in the BISA Library. She has commenced a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Sciences. Hannah is excited to become re-involved in her church and grow in her love of reading and God’s Word.

Hannah works at BISA in the role of Library Administrative assistant.

Mr Louis Barry

Mr Louis Barry

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIST

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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

Mr Gibson Tshikini

GROUNDSKEEPER

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Groundsman

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Ms Elizabeth Malamulo

Ms Elizabeth Malamulo

HOUSEKEEPER

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Roxton and Residences housekeeping.

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