Founding Members

Alex J Anderson (BA, B Com, F I D)

Alex resides in Cape Town and Johannesburg. He is married to Jennifer and has four adult children and eight grandchildren.

He is founder and Chairman of the MIS group of companies whose headquarters are in Alrode, Alberton, Gauteng. He is a Fellow and past chairman of the Institute of Directors (Western Cape).

As founding coordinator of the Gondwana Alive core group he maintains advisory involvement in ensuring the sustainability and protection of biodiversity in Southern Africa.

Here is a past chairman, Council member of the South African Bible Institute in Kalk Bay Cape Town and is currently adviser to the Board of the George Whitfield College (GWC) Muizenburg Cape Town. He is also a founder member of the Augustine Research Fellowship. He is a trustee of the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa (I FAISA).

His other interests include conservation forestry, furniture making, Orchidology, property development, art and sawmilling.

Dr James (JB) Krohn – External Advisor’,

JB is the senior pastor of Cates Hill Chapel in British Columbia, Canada (www.cateshillchapel.com). He has previously served on the faculties of both the Bible Institute of South Africa and George Whitefield College in Muizenberg. His Masters Degree is in Systematic and Historical Theology from Regent College in Canada, and his Doctorate is from Stellenbosch University on Calvin”s Trinitarian Vision. His current interests include Christianity and Culture, Theological Hermeneutics, African Christologies and the Doctrine of the Trinity. James is married to Corli and they have four children.

Daniel Simango’, ‘(BA; LTh; BA Hons; MA; PhD)

Daniel has a Licentiate in Theology from the Bible Institute of South Africa (2000), a BA in Theology (cum laude), a BA Honours in Theology from\r\nPotchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (2002), a an MA in Old Testament from North West University (2006). His Masters” dissertation was entitled “The Image of God (Gen 1:26-27) in the Pentateuch: A Biblical-Theological Approach.” He has recently completed his doctoral studies in Old Testament (2011); his PhD thesis is entitled “An Exegetical\r\nStudy of Imprecatory Psalms in the Old Testament”.

After completing his undergraduate studies in South Africa, Daniel went back to Zimbabwe and he served as pastor of United Baptist Church in Zimbabwe for five years. He also completed a Masters degree part-time through North West University under the supervision of Dr John Ronning. He also lectured a range of biblical subjects at Rusitu Bible College in Chimanimani and at Harare Theological College in Harare.

Currently, Dr. Simango is the Old Testament and Hebrew lecturer of the Bible Institute of South Africa and he also works as a researcher for the Augustine Research Fellowship.

Dr. Simango is married to Patience and they have two children, Mandla and Shalom.

Dr Peter Smuts.

Peter 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.

He┬áhas been admitted to practise 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 university student ministry where he has filled a number of leadership positions. He functioned as the Acting\r\nRector of St. Paul”s CESA 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 is involved in the regular training of Bible study group leaders in his local church and has an advisory role in a local ministry to business people.

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\r\npositions at the college including Dean of Students, Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice Principal, and Acting Principal. He teaches New Testament Interpretation and New Testament Greek, and has an interest in Biblical Theology. He has had a number of articles published in a local theological journal.

Victor Kuligin (MA; MTh; DTh)

Victor Kuligin grew up in the United States but has served in Africa since 1994. He has an MA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School and an MTh in Church History and DTh in Systematic Theology from the University of\r\nStellenbosch. He worked for fourteen years in Namibia as lecturer and Academic Dean at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS) and has traveled extensively throughout Africa as a guest lecturer in countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Rwanda. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Wheaton College and Trinity Christian College in America. He is the author of several journal articles and one book, *Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said** *(Crossway, 2006), the latter also published in Portuguese and Korean.

He and his wife Rachel have five children.

Mark Kirby’, ‘NTD Avionics’,

Mark is married to Jenny and they have three children. \r\n\r\nHe trained as an Avionics Instrument Technician in the South African Air Force, Latter trained with The University of the Nations (Youth with a Mission) Leadership, Discipleship, Biblical Studies, and Counselling. He worked as a Missionary for 10 years with YWAM, involved with discipleship, maintenance and computer infrastructure and setup, Children’s ministry and many outreaches. He now run’s his own IT computer company specialising in one stop solutions for small to medium size business.At present a member of Kommetjie Christian Church and is involved in with the worship group and is one of the sound engineers.

Shaun Courtney (BSc., BSc.Hons, MSc, MInd.Adm)

Shaun is married to Jennifer and together they have eight children.He has a B.Sc in Environmental and Geographical Science, Honours and Masters degrees in Ocean and Atmosphere Science and a Masters in Industrial Administration. He worked as a research scientist at UCT before becoming a founding member of a local Internet Service Provider where he works as the Technical Director. He is serving as chairman of the board on the Bible Institute of South Africa, in Kalk Bay Cape Town and member of the board of the UCT Student YMCA and Tevera. He was previously involved on the board MECO.

Shaun is passionate about cross-cultural missions and serves on the local church missions committee. His other interests include theology, photography and reading and spending time with his family.