ND (Plastic Technology) (CPUT), BTh (NWU) & LTh (GWC), Hons BA (NWU), MA (Pauline Studies)(NWU), PhD (Stellenbosch)
and Head of Department for Biblical Studies
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.
PostDoctoral research fellow
Jake joined GWC in 2020 as a postdoctoral research fellow and part-time lecturer in church history, while simultaneously being affiliated with North-West University’s Faculty of Theology as an Extraordinary Researcher. His interests are broadly in Christian doctrine and history, with specialisation in Reformed theology and ecclesiastical history between the Reformation and the Enlightenment, particularly in the context of the Church of England. His PhD dissertation focused on John Edwards of Cambridge (1637–1716) and the broader Reformed tradition within the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Church of England. His current research explores the theology of John Pearson (1613–1686).
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.