Biblical Hebrew, Philosophy
BSc (Major: Physics) (UCT), Dip Th (BISA), MA (NWU), PhD (NWU).
Mark is Principal and holds the C.S. Lewis Lectureship in Christian Thought. He is especially interested in grappling with foundational truths of the Christian Faith, applying and packaging them to address the issues of modern society, and has special expertise in the area of science and Christianity. Mark was the senior minister of St Matthews Church in Table View, Cape Town, for 17 years and is still actively involved in ministry there. He is married to Julie and they have two sons and a daughter. Mark’s MA dissertation is entitled Irreducible complexity as a nexus for an interdisciplinary dialogue between machine logic, molecular biology and theology. He also recently completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in Dogmatics. The title of his dissertation is: Irreducible Complexity and the problem of under determination in the Created order.
B Eng (Stellenbosch University), M Eng (Stellenbosch University), LTh (GWC), BA (NWU), Hons BA (NWU), ThM (Princeton Theological Seminary), PhD (Stellenbosch University).
Jonathan was appointed to the GWC Faculty in 2001 and currently serves as Vice-Principal. He is a member of Holy Trinity, Gardens, Cape Town. Jonathan’s doctoral research investigated Pauline Christology within the context of the construction of kingship ideology in Graeco-Roman popular philosophy. He has published two essays on this topic: Kingship Ideology: A Neglected Element in Aristeas’ Charter Myth for Alexandrian Judaism (2009) and On Kingship in Philo and the Wisdom of Solomon (2012). He is also a regular contributor to BookNotes for Africa and has reviewed books for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Themelios, and Scholia Reviews.
Biblical Studies, Philosophy
Lth (BISA), BTh Hons (UNISA), CertRS, (University of Cambridge) MTh (UNISA), DTh (UNISA).
Mark joined the GWC Faculty in 2014. His areas of interest include Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology and Philosophy. Mark’s doctoral thesis explored the relationship between Trinitarian thought and the post metaphysical thought of Martin Heidegger. Prior to joining the Faculty Mark was the Rector of St John’s Church, Queenswood for 21 years. Mark’s interests include literature, popular culture, audio equipment and various genres of music.
B.Th (Unisa); Dip.Th (BISA); M.Th (UWC)
Ross is the John Stott Lecturer in Bible & Ministry. He was born in Swaziland and grew up in Zululand. He was ordained in the Church of England in South Africa in 1982 and has served in a number of churches; most recently over 20 years at St James Church, Kenilworth, Cape Town, where he succeeded Bishop Frank Retief as Rector. He joined the GWC Faculty in October 2009. He has led numerous mission trips into the mountains of Lesotho and regularly preaches on Sundays. He is married to Lindy and they have three children. Ross had the privilege of being lectured by Prof. David Bosch during his BTh studies at Unisa and his MTh (cum laude) was in Missiology. His dissertation included a semiotic analysis of the South African culture, the influence of modernity and post-modernity on that culture and the development of a contextual theology with particular focus on individualism, economism, relativism and the search for meaning. Ross’s publications include Being a Christian Citizen (Mills Litho 1994). He is currently preparing a book on Biblical Theology.
Christian Doctrine; Ethics; Pastoral Studies
BA (Rhodes), Dip Th (BISA), BD Hons (London), MTh (UNISA).
John is the Peter Chamane Lecturer in Systematic Theology & Ethics. He wrote the articles on Apartheid and the Christian Reconstruction Movement in the New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology, and he wrote a thesis on Biblical Law in the Theology of R. J. Rushdoony. He is currently doing research into modern day prophecy for a PhD. John spent thirteen years in the business world prior to his ordination in 1989. He was Rector of Christ Church, La Lucia, before joining the Faculty in 1997. In 1999 with the help of a team of students John planted Muizenberg Community Church and was minister-in-charge for 9 years. John is married to Marion and they have four children. Formerly a keen runner, John is now an accomplished race walker and he also enjoys travel, wild life, nature and reading.
Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, Missions
BEng Hons (Newcastle, Australia), BDiv Hons (Moore College, Australia), PhD (Griffith University, Australia)
Nathan joined faculty in 2011. He teaches and researches in Old Testament subjects, and his areas of interest include theological exegesis, biblical Hebrew, and ANE history. Nathan is currently working on a second PhD on the political theology arising from the book of Kings, and has published several papers in that area. Nathan is married to Diane and they have two children, Shiri and Isaac. Nathan and Diane are missionaries sent by the Church Missionary Society of Australia and worship with God’s people at St. Peter’s, Fish Hoek.
Church History, Practical Theology, New Testament
BTh (NWU), MTh (Stellenbosch University)
Phumezo was appointed to the Faculty as from January 2016. He served for a number of years as Rector of Christ Church, Khayelitsha, and will continue to supervise the ministry team there whilst lecturing in Church History and Practical Theology at GWC. His master’s dissertation engaged in a critique of current African church historiographies.
Biblical Studies, New Testament, Greek
BSc Hons 1st Class (Sydney), LTh, BTh (GWC), MTh (Moore)
Stephen joined the Faculty during 2015 after serving as a minister in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney for over 10 years. After earlier studying Financial Mathematics at University and working as a Trader on the Financial Market floors, Stephen took up an opportunity to leave that world and serve in ministry in Africa. After initially working in Student Ministry at the UCT Student Y, Stephen completed his undergraduate theological studies at GWC. After returning to Sydney, Stephen completed a research Master’s degree at Moore Theological College in New Testament Biblical Studies. His research was entitled, To what extent is ‘Faith, Hope and Love’ Paul’s paradigm for Christian living? He is married to Susan who also studied at GWC. Together they are blessed to have 4 wonderful boys who keep them very busy.
Pastoral Ministry, New Testament, Pauline Studies
ND (Plastic Technology) (CPUT), BTh (NWU) & LTh (GWC), Hons BA (NWU), MA (Pauline Studies)(NWU), PhD (Stellenbosch)
Vuyani joined the Faculty of GWC as a junior lecturer in 2014. Having completed his undergraduate degree at the college in 2008, Vuyani went on to work as a curate at Holy Trinity Church in Gardens, Cape Town, later serving as Assistant Minister there. During his term at the church, Vuyani also worked at the Student YMCA on the CPUT campus, and still nurtures his interest in student ministry.
Vuyani Sindo is currently completing his PhD studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. His thesis is entitled: “The interrelationship between leadership and identity formation in the Corinthian correspondence: A study of 1 Corinthians 1-4”. His main area of interest is the exploration of the relevance of Paul’s letters to the Corinthians for the South African context, with a particular focus on the subjects of Paul and slavery, and Paul’s theology of reconciliation, identity and leadership.
BA (English & Drama) UCT, BA Hons (Psychology) (Cornerstone)
Niki was appointed in 2015 to coordinate the Children’s Worker stream at George Whitefield College. She lectures in Child Psychology and Development, and Creative Communication. She completed a BA in English and Drama at UCT in 2006, after which she taught drama and trained new drama teachers for six years. Niki then completed her BA Honours in Psychology at Cornerstone Institute in 2013. Niki is passionate about using creative methods in sharing the Gospel with children. She loves to write, dance and be involved in theatre.