Bible Institute of South Africa FACULTY and STAFF

Daniel Simango


Dr Daniel Simango has a Licentiate in Theology (LTh) from the Bible Institute of South Africa (2000), a BA in Theology (cum laude), a BA Honours in Theology from Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (2002), and a MA in Old Testament from North West University (2006) followed by a PhD in Old Testament from North-West University (2011). Dr Simango has many years of Christian ministry experience. He served as a pastor of United Baptist Church in Zimbabwe for a number of years. He served as Academic Dean at Rusitu Bible College (RBC) in Zimbabwe.He also served as registrar and lecturer at Harare Theological College (HTC) in Harare for several years. Dr Simango served as a part-time lecturer at the Bible Institute of South Africa for two years. He also served as a part-time lecturer at George Whitefield College (GWC) for three years. In 2010, the Bible Institute of South Africa Board of Directors appointed Dr Simango as a full-time Old Testament lecturer and they appointed him Principal of the college in 2014. Since then, Dr Simango serves as the Principal and he also lectures Old Testament and Hebrew courses to the undergraduate students. Since 2014, Dr Simango has served as Extraordinary Researcher in the Unit for Reformed Theology and Development of the SA Society at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. He has had a number of articles published in local peer-reviewed Old Testament Academic Journals. He supervises and examines North-West University (NWU) post-graduate students in Old Testament studies.He also serves as an elder at Kalk Bay Community Church. Dr Simango is married to Patience and they have two children.

Gideon Beukes


For the past 30 years Gideon and Madel have been blessed to be in ministry - to know Christ and to make Him known. Their journey in missions began in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho in a village called Mphaki, where Gideon pastored a Sesotho-speaking congregation, and reached out to one of the least evangelised people groups in Africa, the Basotho shepherds. Madel, a mathematics teacher, taught at a local high school, and loved interacting with the women of the area. Living among, and learning from the Basotho and Xhosa believers, was one of the most enriching and eye opening experiences of their lives. In 2001 Gideon furthered his theological studies in the USA, and in 2004 was appointed as lecturer at the Bible Institute of South Africa (BISA) in Kalk Bay, where he currently serves as Vice-Principal. In 2018 another exciting door opened when Gideon was asked to pastor Scarborough Community Church (SCC). Madel enjoys serving alongside him, and together with the people of God they purpose to know Jesus Christ and make Him known, for His glory. They have three adult children and four grandchildren who all live in the Fish Hoek area. Oscar the family dog keeps them fit by taking them on regular walks in the beautiful surrounds. A verse that never ceases to encourage them is Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Pete Smuts

Dr Peter Smuts graduated with a BA.LLB degree from the University of Cape Town, a Dip.Theol from the Bible Institute of South Africa, a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Seminary California, and a PhD from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. His doctoral dissertation was based on a study of Luke 21. Dr Smuts has been admitted to practice law as both an Attorney and Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa. He has, however, not been active in the legal profession since 1985. He has many years of Christian ministry experience particularly in the area of theological education in which he has filled a number of leadership positions. He functioned as the Acting Rector of St. Paul's REACHSA in Stellenbosch for a number of months and held the position of Adjunct Faculty at John Wycliffe Theological College in Gauteng for several years. He was a member of the Executive Committee and Council of ACTEA (The Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa) from 2013-2016. He is currently a certified assessor for ACTEA accreditation. His teaching and preaching ministry extends beyond the campus and borders of South Africa. He joined the Faculty of the Bible Institute of South Africa in July 1996. Since that time he has held a variety of administrative and academic positions at the college including Dean of Students, Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice Principal, Acting Academic Dean and Acting Principal. He teaches New Testament Interpretation, Homiletics, New Testament Greek and Biblical Theology. He has had a number of articles published in a local theological journal and is the author of Mark by the Book: A New Multidirectional Method For Understanding the Synoptic Gospels (P&R, 2013). He is also a contributor to the Africa Study Bible (Oasis International, 2017) and The Spiritual Growth Bible (Christian Art Publishers, 2021). Dr. Smuts is married to Dagmar, and they have a son, three daughters and five grandchildren

Neil Henry

Neil holds a Diploma in Education obtained at the Hewat College of Education and taught at Secondary School level for 11 years before entering full-time ministry. He served in youth and outreach ministries for several years before commencing his studies at BISA where he earned a BTh and BTh (Honours) from the University of Potchefstroom and an MTh in Missional Leadership from Stellenbosch University. He has served in several pastorates and currently pastors the Metropolitan Evangelistic Church in Lavender Hill. Neil is the director of the Christian Leadership Programme, which provides training for indigenous pastors and church leaders. His passion is to develop and teach pastors and church leaders in the area of leadership and sound biblical preaching. He continues to work with Wayne Mack in the field of Biblical Counselling and serves on the boards of ACBC-AFRICA and SMTI (Strengthening Ministries and Training International). He is married to Trish, who serves her family and the church from home. They have one daughter, Tahlia, who did the Gap Year at BISA and has completed an MSc in Marine Science and works as a research scientist in the area of physical oceanography.

Lorna Bucklow

Lorna graduated from BISA after a twenty-year career in Financial Management. She teaches the Academic Literacy Course, Women in Ministry as well as serving as BISA's Registrar, handling all enrolment and study applications. Lorna's great interest is discipling and mentoring women of all ages and cultures, within a framework of Biblical based counselling. Her interests are reading, especially WW2 history, Tolkien and the Russian classics, and craftwork and beading.

Christo April

Christo holds a Bachelor of Theology from University of Zululand and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Theology from International College of Bible and Missions. Shortly after his conversion, he became involved in his church’s youth ministry, which he served for 13 years in both part-time and full-time capacities. Christo also served on the staff and faculty of Evangelical Bible College, initially as part time lecturer, and eventually as full-time lecturer and registrar. Christo pastors Montrose Park Bible Church in Mitchell’s Plain, the church in which he grew up and came to faith. He is currently working on a Master of Theology in New Testament through North West University.

Brian Marimira

Brian Marimira was born and raised in the western part of Zimbabwe in Mutoko. Before moving to South Africa he worked for the Zimbabwe Prison Service. Brian is an ordained Deacon of the United Methodist Church working with the youth in the Western Cape. He did his BTh at BISA in 2016 followed by Honours at South African Theological Seminary (2018). Brian is Currently enrolled at SATS for a MTh in Practical Theology. He teaches Christian Ethics 2 at the Bible Institute of South Africa. He is married to Prestige and they have four children.

Timothy Galage

Tim, from New York State, became a Christian in his first year of college. After he and Therese were married he attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity school. Tim served as a minister of Christian education in a local church before returning to business where he worked in commercial banking for 20 years. He was involved in Church leadership for 20 years in Richmond, Virginia. He and Therese developed a burden for equipping leaders and to prepare himself Tim pursued a master of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri. As well as lecturing at the Bible Institute Tim will mentor leaders at various theological institutions in the greater Cape Town area. Tim and Therese serve in SA with Mission to the World. They have two adult daughters, Stephanie and Becky

Sizwe Maseti

Sizwe Maseti was born in the Eastern Cape and was schooled in Cape Town. He holds a diploma in IT Technology, working in the industry for five years and specialising in hardware development. He is a past student of the Bible Institute, graduating with a BTh/LTh followed by BA (Hons) Theology in 2015. Sizwe has an MTh (cum laude) in Old Testament studies at Stellenbosch University. In July 2021, the Bible Institute of South Africa Board of Directors appointed Sizwe as a full-time faculty member. As a full-time faculty, Sizwe occupies the Augustine Chair of Reformed theology. Sizwe is also an associate pastor of a church plant in the Makhaza area of Khayelitsha. He is married to Sethu and they have twin girls and a baby boy.

Louis Barry

Louis Barry has BComm in IT and Economics from North West University and BTh and LTh from the Bible Institute of South Africa. Besides his role at BISA, he is also the managing director of Educative Tech; a company which assists other institutions in addition to BISA with their online educational technology. He also has experience in church based vocational ministry. He is married to Fébé and has two boys aged 4 and 2 years.

Louis works at the Bible Institute of South Africa in the role of Educational Technologist.

JB Krohn

James Krohn BA (Hons), MCS (Regent), DTh (Stell) Dr James Krohn has studied across the disciplines; from Veterinary studies to Fine Art to Theology. He completed his Masters at Regent College in Canada in Historical and Systematic Theology, and his Doctorate on Calvin’s Trinitarian Vision at the University of Stellenbosch. He has been involved in theological education for nearly two decades both in South Africa and Canada, pastored a church in Canada for five years, and is currently the director of KRUX (, a Christian Study Centre in the university town of Stellenbosch. James is an avid adventurer, ocean paddler and climber. He is married to Corli and they have five equally adventurous children.

Chris Warton

Chris Warton is a medical doctor, he recently retired from UCT where he was an anatomist and senior lecturer in the Dept of Human Biology at the health sciences faculty at 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. His particular interest is in Christian and Medical Ethics.

Brett Saunders

Brett obtained his LTh at the Bible Institute of South Africa where he serves as the Administrative Officer. He has a great love for pastoral ministry and preaching.


Gibson Tshikini: Groundsman

BISA honours these valued workers whose service to the college is essential for its smooth running.


Elizabeth Malamulo: Roxton and Residences housekeeping.

BISA honours these essential workers for their invaluable service to Staff and Students.

Cynthia Human

Cynthia works at the Bible Institute of South Africa in the role of DLP Coordinator.

Hannah Phillips

Hannah graduated from the Bible Institute with a Licentiate in Theology. While completing her degree, she interned under Mr David Fitz-Patrick in the BISA Library. She has commenced a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Sciences. Hannah is excited to become re-involved in her church and grow in her love of reading and God's Word.

Hannah works at BISA in the role of Library Administrative assistant.


Monica Speak: Kitchen Chef

BISA honours these essential workers as they provide nourishing food and a healthy environment for our staff and Students.
Bachelor of Theology - 3 years on campus

Bachelor of Theology (Contact Mode)

This BTh programme is an accredited 3-year, contact mode degree. BISA is registered with the Department  of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2022 as a private higher education institution under the Act.  Registration certificate No. 2018/HE08/002

Students will study a range of courses such as Missions, Church History, Biblical Hebrew and Greek, Academic English, Biblical Counselling, Pastoral Ministries, Old and New Testament Studies, Theological Ethics, World Religions and Systematic Theology. To qualify for the BTh programme prospective students are required to have passed Grade 12 with exemption. Certain conditions will apply to 23 three olds who have passed Grade 12 and for those older than 45 years of age (please consult the registrar regarding these conditions).

Each student is required to do an on-going practical training assignment in a local church or Christian ministry during their course.

Successful fulfilment of the practical training assignment is a prerequisite for graduation.

Each student is assigned to a team as part of the training at BISA. Through these outreach teams, students are provided with opportunities to represent the Bible Institute in various locations during the year. Faculty members each lead a team during BISA’s annual ‘Ministry Week’ where the teams work in local churches or further afield, living in the community and engaging in various forms of ministry, including preaching and teaching in a variety of contexts.