Prof Shinn is the FOUNDER and DIRECTOR of Cape Town Biblical College.

 (Prof.) BA Lit, MDiv, MTh : SHINN Sonja

She studied theology in the United States of America for 9 year at the Covenant Theological Seminary, Faith Theological Seminary, Biblical Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. She obtained her MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary and ThM in Old Testament from Faith Seminary. She has taught Old Testament and Greek at Chong Shin University for over 30 years. She came to South Africa as a missionary under GMS.  She teaches Old Testament, Greek and Spiritual Formation at Cape Town Biblical College.

Senior Administrator and Lecturer

(Dr.) PhD : DE FREITAS, Mike

Mike de Freitas is married with two daughters.  He started his career as a high school teacher, teaching French and English.  He later completed his doctorate in Practical Theology at Stellenbosch University.  His thesis was on Epistemology (the science and theology of truth) and the use of Scripture in pastoral care and counseling. He is a registered pastoral therapist and is also involved in pastoring and preaching in the local church.  He lectures in Old Testament, Biblical Interpretation and Pastoral Care and Ethics.

(Dr) PhD,   MDiv , MA : BEETS, Martyn

Martyn Beets is married to his wife, Magda, for 17 years and has been in pastoral ministry for the equal amount of years.  They are the parents of three boys and one girl.  He is currently serving a church in Hermanus and got involved at CTBC late in 2015.  He completed his four year seminary training at the Seminary of the Evangelies-Gereformeerede Kerk.  He completed a masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling through the Master’s College in Santa Clarita California and is currently busy with his PhD in pastoral studies at NWU.  His research is in the field of Discipleship as paradigm for Life Coaching . He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Association of Certified Biblilical Counsellorss – Africa (ACBC, fomrely known as NANC).Martyn teaches in the field of Pastoral Counselling, Ethics, and Sprititual Fomartion.  

 (Prof): MA, PhD, D.Th ,  D.Litt : ELS, Pieter

Pieter Els is an ordained minister of the Uniting Reformed Church (V.G.K.).  He studied Theology and Semitic Languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, Arabic) at the University of Stellenbosch and overseas at Hartford Seminary and Yale Divinity School in Connecticutt (U.S.A.).  He has for many years been teaching Old Testament Studies, Biblical Hebrew and Missiology at the following academic theological institutions:As Senior Lecturer at the University of Fort Hare (Alice) and at the University of Durban- Westville; and as Professor, at the theological faculties of the University of the Western Cape (Cape Town)and the University of Stellenbosch (part time).  He has also intermittently taught at theological colleges, – the Baptist College (Cape Town), the Moravian Seminary (Cape Town), All Nations Christian College (Ware, Hertfordshire, U.K.) and the Cornerstone Christian College (Cape Town). For the last eleven years Pieter has been functioning as Senior Co-ordinator and Old Testament Lecturer in the distance-learning theological programmes of the University of the Free State and of the Nehemiah Bible Institute (accredited by the University of Pretoria).  He has for many years been involved in Bible Translation, and as a representative of his church denomination served on the national advisory body of the Bible Society of Southern Africa.  He has been active in publishing and lecturing in the theological disciplines of Biblical Hebrew, Old Testament Studies and Missiology. Pieter is married to a music teacher/organist Betsie; they have four children of whom one, Johan, is a pastor in Durbanville.  Soli Deo Gratia!

(Rev) PhD candidate , M.T.S , BTh: KARSTENS,  Paul Robert

Paul comes from Cape Town and was converted in 1975.  He is married to Marilyn and they have three children. He completed his undergraduate ministerial training at Cape Town Baptist College in 1988 and went on to pastor his first church in Tongaat, KZN. He served as an elder at Mountain View Baptist Church and Plumstead Baptist Church (where he is a member) in Cape Town.  He completed his Master’s degree in Theology at Toronto Baptist Seminary in Ontario, Canada in 1996.  He served as full time faculty at the Bible Institute of South Africa in Kalk Bay, Cape Town from 1997-2019, lecturing in the areas of Practical Theology, Homiletics, New Testament and Ethics. He also served as Dean of Students for many years. He has been teaching part time at Cape Town Biblical College since 2014. In 2019 he started a new teaching and training ministry for pastors and church leaders in the Eastern Cape called the School for Biblical Church Leadership. His burden is to provide consistent biblical/theological training to church leaders in their local contexts. 

 (Dr) PhD , MTh,BTh, : KEYTER, Trevor

Reverend Trevor Keyter completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology at the Cape Town Baptist Seminary and his Master’s Degree in Theology at the University of Pretoria. He completed his PHD through Jacksonville Theological Seminary (USA) He was the associate pastor of Tableview Baptist Church; the Dean of the Bible school at Christian family church Tygervalley. He is the founding pastor of Solid Rock Ministries in Brackenfell, and is currently the senior pastor of Goedemoed Baptist church.

(Dr) PhD, Mth,  Educ Dip Prim, Licentiate Theology: KHOASEB,  Martin

Martin obtained his first theology degree from Bible Institute of South Africa in 1994 with further degrees from UNISA (BTh Honours), University of Free State (MTh) and Stellenbosch University (PhD Practical Theology). Martin is a trained educator who taught at various primary schools for over seven years in Windhoek and Cape Town. He has been involved in parachurch ministry with Scripture Union as guardian teacher, field worker and director of Scripture Union Namibia. Martin taught as junior lecturer at the Bible Institute of South Africa for two years; and as lecturer and principal of Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary for five years. He is an ordained minister of gospel in AFM Namibia and was a part time pastor for seven years.He is currently serving as an elder at Crossway Baptist Church in Durbanville. Martin has passion for leadership development and want to see men and women maturing in their faith and become catalyst for spiritual and social change in their churches and communities.


Reverend JJ Meissenheimer completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology at the Baptist Theological College – Randburg and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Theology with the Baptist Theological College – Randburg. He is currently the pastor at the Parow Baptist Church. He was also the pastor of the West Coast Baptist Church in Vredenburg for 6 years before accepting a call to the Parow Baptist Church.

PhD canidate,  Mth, BTh : MINNAAR, Tayla 

Tayla is a PhD student at Stellenbosch University and published author. She Completed all her theological education and Master degree at Stellenbosch University. She continues to work at the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University, within the Systematic theology and Ecclesilogy department and in the Beyers Naude center. Futhermore, she preaches on a part time basis in URCSA Wellington. 

   All of our staff serve on a part time basis.