Jack C. Whytock (Acting Principal)
Dr Whytock grew up on a farm in Bruce County in Canada and was called to Gospel preaching and teaching when seventeen. He has been involved in church planting, prison ministry, college chaplaincy, and rural ministry; and has also been extensively labouring in theological education for over twenty-two years in Canada, East Africa, South Africa, South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.
He is married to Nancy and they have four grown children. Dr Whytock has been active as an author and an editor. One of his books is, An Educated Clergy. He is a minister of the Free Church of Scotland.
BA, University of Renison College, University of Waterloo;
Dip.CS, Regent College, Vancouver;
MATS, Regent College, Vancouver;
MTh, University of Glasgow
PhD, University of Wales
Lecturer/Facilitator and Acting Principal, and Extraordinary Professor in the Reformed Study Unit, North-West University.
Wayne A. Gratz (Communications Officer)
Rev. Gratz grew up in the Eastern Cape, spending most of his childhood in King William's Town. He was a primary school teacher for 14 years and he and his wife, Megan, have always been involved in children's ministry. Wayne resigned from teaching, sensing a call to full-time Christian ministry. In 2008 he began his theological training at Dumisani, and in 2012 he joined the staff as lecturer and marketing manager.
Wayne and Megan have two daughters in high school. Wayne is an ordained pastor of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa and serves as an elder and church secretary in a local congregation. Megan continues as a primary school teacher at a local all girls school.
HDE, Port Elizabeth College of Education;
BTh, North-West University;
BA Hons, North-West University;
MA, North-West University
Lecturer/Facilitator (part-time) & Communications Officer
Paul de Bruyn (Part-time Lecturer/Facilitator)
Dr de Bruyn is the pastor of the East London Reformed Church and has served in pastoral ministry for 14 years in Namibia and South Africa. He is married to Danele and they have three sons.
BTh, North-West University;
BThHons, North-West University;
MDiv, North-West University;
MTh, North-West University;
PhD, North-West University
Serves as a part-time lecturer/facilitator and is also on the Dumisani Board of Governors.
Greg Y. Phillips (Academic Dean/Registrar)
Dr Phillips grew up in Zimbabwe, came to Christ at university in Cape Town and subsequently studied at the Bible Institute of South Africa, where he also met and married his wife, Carol. They returned to Zimbabwe where Greg served as pastor of a small evangelical community church for four years and received accreditation as a Baptist minister. Seeing the need to train people for ministry, Greg returned to South Africa in 2001 to further his studies and then became a full-time lecturer at the Bible Institute of South Africa from 2004 to 2010. Greg joined the Dumisani faculty in January 2012. God has blessed Greg and Carol with two daughters who are still in school.
BSc Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town
LTh, Bible Insitute of South Africa
BA Hons Theology, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education
MA in Old Testament, North-West University
PhD in New Testament, North-West University
Lecturer/Facilitator in Bible and Academic Dean/Registrar.
Nancy J. Whytock (Librarian)
Mrs Whytock grew up in Canada, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. Much of her childhood was spent in the company of visiting missionaries from various parts of the world, and the Lord used this to develop in her a love for missions at home and abroad. When she left home for college, she sensed a call to prepare to be a teacher. In 1986, she married Jack and together they have raised their four children while serving in various congregations and colleges where she has taught English and music and worked in libraries.
BA History and Music, Mount Allison University, Canada;
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, Tyndale Seminary, Canada;
MA Applied Linguistics, Lincoln Christian University, USA
Mrs Whytock is the college librarian and also teaches and tutors in the skills courses: academic English, computer and library/study skills. She is very keen to help students and local pastors to build their own libraries and holds regular book sales for this purpose.
John Koning (Part-time Lecturer/Facilitator)
Rev. Koning is the church planter of Grace Bible Church in East London. He was a former lecturer of the Bible Institute at Kalk Bay and also was involved in campus ministry at UCT. He is married to Moekie and they have two sons.
Education:LTh, Bible Institute of South Africa;
MA, North-West University;
PhD (candidate) in church planting at North-West University
Serves as a part-time lecturer in the Certificate of Christian Foundations Programmes at Dumisani.
Hlalanathi (Hombie) Mathiso