Our Faculty

The Rev Dr Mark Dickson

PRINCIPAL

Biblical Hebrew, Philosophy

BSc (Major: Physics) (UCT), Dip Th (BISA), MA (NWU), PhD (NWU).

Mark was appointed as Principal in 2013 to succeed Dr David Seccombe. 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. His doctoral dissertation investigated irreducible complexity within the context of the biblical doctrine of creation. Mark was the senior minister of St Matthew’s 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.

Dr Jonathan More

VICE-PRINCIPAL

Biblical Studies

B Eng (Stellenbosch University), M Eng (Stellenbosch University), LTh (GWC), BA (NWU), Hons BA (NWU), ThM (Princeton Theological Seminary), PhD (Stellenbosch University).

Jonathan joined the GWC faculty in 2001 and was appointed as Vice-Principal in 2013. He serves as Rector’s Warden of Holy Trinity (Gardens, Cape Town). Jonathan holds a doctoral degree in Ancient Studies from Stellenbosch University.

The Rev Dr Mark Norman

Biblical Studies, Philosophy

Lth (BISA), BTh Hons (UNISA), CertRS, (University of Cambridge) MTh (UNISA), DTh (UNISA).

Mark served in the SA Navy before training for ministry in the Church of England in South Africa. He was Rector of St John’s Church, Queenswood in Pretoria, where he served for 21 years. During this time he planted a church on the University of Pretoria campus. Mark ran several post-ordination training seminars in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal and has served terms of the REACH SA Executive and the Board of GWC. The title of his doctoral dissertation is, “Heidegger and Trinitarian Theology.”

The Rev Ross Anderson

Biblical Studies

B.Th (Unisa); Dip.Th (BISA); M.Th (UWC)

Ross is the John Stott Lecturer in Bible and Ministry. He was ordained in the Church of England in South Africa in 1982 and has served at a number of churches; most recently over 20 years at St James’ Church in Kenilworth, Cape Town, where he succeeded Bishop Frank Retief as Rector. He joined the GWC faculty in 2009. He continues to lead mission trips into the mountains of Lesotho and regularly preaches throughout the country.  He is married to Lindy and they have three children. Ross’ MTh in Missiology analysed South African culture in order to develop a contextual theology with particular focus on individualism, economism, relativism and the search for meaning.

The Rev John Child

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, His master’s thesis was on law in the theology of R. J. Rushdoony. 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. 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.

Dr Nathan Lovell

Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, Missions

BEng Hons (Newcastle, Australia), BDiv Hons (Moore College, Australia), PhD (Griffith University, Australia)

Nathan joined the faculty of George Whitefield College in 2011. He teaches and researches in Old Testament and his areas of interest include theological exegesis, biblical Hebrew, and ANE history. Nathan recently completed a second PhD on the political theology arising from the book of Kings, and has published several papers in that area. He 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.

The Rev Phumezo Masango

Church History, Practical Theology, New Testament

BTh (NWU), MTh (Stellenbosch University)

Phumezo was appointed to the faculty in 2016. He has served as Rector of Christ Church, Khayelitsha since 2009 and continues to supervise the ministry team there while lecturing in church history and practical theology at GWC. His master’s dissertation engaged in a critique of current African church historiographies.

 

The Rev Stephen Rockwell

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 studying financial mathematics and working as a trader on the financial market floors, Steve took up an opportunity to serve in ministry in Africa.  He worked in student ministry at the UCT Student Y before completing his undergraduate theological studies at GWC. He also completed a research master’s degree at Moore Theological College 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. They are blessed with four wonderful boys who keep them very busy.

The Rev Dr Vuyani Sindo

Pastoral Ministry, New Testament, Pauline Studies

ND (Plastic Technology) (CPUT), BTh (NWU) & LTh (GWC), Hons BA (NWU), MA (Pauline Studies)(NWU), PhD (Stellenbosch)

Vuyani was a maths tutor with Youth Alive before completing a National Diploma in Plastics Technology. After training at GWC for ministry in REACH-SA, Vuyani served as Assistant Minister of Holy Trinity Church in Cape Town. He was appointed to the faculty in 2014 where he teaches New Testament and pastoral ministry. Vuyani’s doctoral dissertation, completed at Stellenbosch University in 2018, explores questions of leadership and identity within the context of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.

Ms Niki Hodson

Children’s Ministry

BA (English & Drama) UCT, BA Hons (Psychology) (Cornerstone)

Following her appointment in 2015 to manage the Children’s Ministry 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.