Bible Institute of South Africa Board Members

Board of Directors:


Mr Shaun Courtney (Chairman)

Shaun received his MSc (Ocean and Atmosphere Science) and a M Ind Admin from UCT. He is a technical director of an Internet Service Provider, and is married with eight children.

Dr Christopher Warton

Chris Warton is a medical doctor, anatomist and senior lecturer at the health sciences faculty at UCT 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.

Mr Sydney Europa

Sydney is currently the Deputy Principal of a Primary School and has been in education since 1979. He is also a patron of the Vine School, formerly John Wycliffe Christian School. He is married with three children.

Mr Geoff Jacobs

Geoff holds BA, HDE and B Ed degrees from the University of Cape Town, as well as a BA (Hons) from UNISA, an MA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from UCT’s Graduate School of Business. He is the Human Resources Executive for the AP Moller-Maersk group in South Africa. Geoff has spent 20 years as a lay preacher in the Methodist church and is married with two children.

Rev Hilmar von Fintel

Hilmar received a BSc Eng (Mech) at UCT before graduating with an LTh from the Bible Institute. He is the senior pastor and teaching elder of Monte Vista Presbyterian and Reformed Church. He is married to Rose and they have two children.


Rev Martin Drysdale

Martin is a past student of the Bible Institute, and is presently serving as the preaching-elder (pastor) of a local congregation - Goodwood Baptist Church. He is married and has three children.


Mr Paul Theodosiou

Paul is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and an MBA graduate from UCT. Having worked in the corporate world until 2015, he now runs his own commercial property business. Paul is married with two children.