Dr. Patrick Diniso will be joining us an Adjunct Lecturer/Facilitator for the degree level practical theology module in Terms One and Two. Dr. Diniso has been a pastor and chaplain for many years here in South Africa and also studied at Dumisani. Welcome!
Wilbert Chipenyu will be coming as a Visiting Lecturer for Terms One and Two helping us in a variety of tasks during the term around the college. He is currently living in Potchefstroom and doing his Ph.D there in Missiology and is a member of Timothy Two, teaching in Zambia and Malawi. Welcome!
Jack C. Whytock (Visiting Lecturer & Governor)
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-four 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 and a board member of the World Reformed Fellowship and Convener of its Theological Education Commission.
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 Governor, and Extraordinary Professor in the Reformed Study Unit, North-West University.
Bryson Arthur (Lecturer in Systematic Theology)
Dr Arthur served in Kenya, as lecturer in theology and philosophy at St Paul's UTC and as head of the theology faculty in the Presbyterian College, Kikuyu. In Israel, as lecturer and head of the faculty of Divinity at Mar Elias College and then as founder of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nazareth, lecturing in Theology. Before coming to Dumisani, he was Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology Seminary in Amman.
He is married to May and has two daughters. Dr Arthur has published four books and is currently writing on the theology of suffering. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa.
Education:DipTh, Bible Training Institute, Glasgow
BDHons, University of Glasgow
PhD, University of Glasgow
Lecturer/Facilitator in Theology and Missiology
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. 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
Rev/Ds Nikolaas Pienaar (Adjunct Lecturer & Governor)
Rev. Pienaar served first at the Pretoria West GKSA congregation (2012-2017) and then in 2017 came to the East London GKSA congregation.
BA, North-West University
BTh, North-West University
Hons BTh, North-West University
MDiv, North-West University
Dumisani: Lecturer/Facilitator and Governor.
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.
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.
May Arthur (Development Coordinator)
Mrs Arthur is from Scotland. Over the past 22 years she ministered extensively in Kenya, Israel and Jordan along with her husband, Bryson. In Kenya, she consulted and taught on various health initiatives. During this time, she achieved a Bachelor of Divinity degree.
In Israel, she administered the sabbatical programme for pastors and Christian leaders and taught in the Certificate in Christian Studies course for Sudanese refugees.
In Jordan, she was Development Co-ordinator and assistant to the college president. A substantial amount of time was spent with a charity, assisting Syrian and Iraqi refugees gain entrance to host countries.
She previously worked as lecturer in midwifery based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.
DipRS, Cambridge University External Exam (Lebanon Missionary Bible College, UK)
BDHons, St. Paul’s United Theological College, Kenya
MN, University of Glasgow
Development Co-ordinator and teacher and tutor in English
John Koning (Adjunct 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.
LTh, Bible Institute of South Africa;
MA, North-West University;
PhD (candidate) in church planting at North-West University
Serves as an adjunct lecturer at Dumisani.
Hlalanathi (Hombie) Mathiso