Jake joined GWC as a postdoctoral fellow in 2020 before joining the faculty in 2022. He is also a Research Associate at North-West University’s Faculty of Theology. His interests are broadly in Christian doctrine and history, with specialisation in the Reformed tradition between the Reformation and the Enlightenment, particularly in the context of the Church of England. He is the author of Retaining the Old Episcopal Divinity: John Edwards of Cambridge and Reformed Orthodoxy in the Later Stuart Church (Oxford University Press, 2022), and the co-editor of Reformed identity and conformity in England, 1560–1714 (Manchester University Press, under contract). He is currently working on a monograph on the theology of John Pearson (1613–86).
Director Of Children’s Ministry Studies
Following her appointment in 2015 to manage the Children’s Ministry Higher Certificate programme, Niki joined the faculty in 2016. Previously, she studied drama, English and psychology and she taught drama to children and adults, as well as trained and mentored new teachers. Niki has been involved with children’s ministry in the church for several years, and continues to serve in this area. She is passionate about mentoring the children’s workers of the future.
ND (Plastic Technology) (CPUT), BTh (NWU) & LTh (GWC), Hons BA (NWU), MA (Pauline Studies)(NWU), PhD (Stellenbosch)
Brad has served as a tutor at GWC since 2016, teaching both Old and New Testament modules. Brad’s MA from North-West University is on the fulfilment of the law in Matthew 5. He is now working to complete his PhD in New Testament where he is looking at the law in Matthew’s gospel within the Greco-Roman milieu.