The Board of Directors recently appointed three new theological lecturers for 2020. Mukhanyo is grateful for its growing team of gifted and experienced lecturers. We thank the Lord for each person He has called to serve our students.
Rev. Tebogo Mogale
For many years and in many different ways, Rev. Tebogo Mogale has faithfully served within the Mukhanyo ministry. Now he has been appointed as Lecturer to teach in KwaMhlanga and Pretoria. He will also serve in several other areas, including as the chairperson of Mukhanyo’s conference committee.
Rev. Mogale (BTh, BA Hons) is a minister of the Reformed Church Mamelodi (GKSA). He graduated from Mukhanyo many years ago. Rev. Mogale has started three Mukhanyo distance groups and has served for 12 years as a minister within the Free Reformed Church (VGK-SA). He and his wife Patricia have two children.
Dr Peet Botha
We also welcome Dr Peet Botha to serve at Mukhanyo as Senior Lecturer in Pretoria and Johannesburg. He brings much experience to the team in several areas of theological education and teachers education.
Dr Botha (BA, BTh, PGCE, MA, PhD) is a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa and has served in various academic capacities, including for many years as a leader at the KwaSizabantu Mission in KwaZulu-Natal, as Registrar of Cedar College of Education, and as a Research Professor in New Testament at NWU.
Called to the ministry many years ago, Dr Botha has gained experience in various areas, including evangelism, counselling, lecturing, as well as preaching and teaching God’s Word. He has ministered in South Africa mainly among Zulu, Indian, Afrikaans and English speaking people. He also had opportunities to minister in America, Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Hungary, Russia and many African countries. Dr Botha and his wife Andra have been married for 36 years.
Rev. Jonathan Holdt
For many years, Rev. Jonathan Holdt has been a friend of Mukhanyo. Now we are thankful to welcome him as a Senior Lecturer on the team! Rev. Holdt will serve in Pretoria and also specifically provide leadership in the training of preachers.
“As a sinner saved by the grace of God,” says Rev. Holdt, “it is my passion to see the gospel proclaimed, lost souls saved and the church of our Lord Jesus built up through the faithful preaching of the holy Word of God! To this end I labour, with the strength that that Lord Jesus Christ through His Spirit has given me”.
Rev. Holdt (BCom, MCom, MA, MTh) is presently the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lyttelton, previously leading at Hillcrest Baptist Church near Durban. He and his wife Adele have three children, and Jonathan is the son of a long-time friend of Mukhanyo, the late Dr Martin Holdt.
Several new part-time lecturers also joined Mukhanyo’s growing faculty for 2020. These men will teach in the various locations: Rustenburg, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban. More information about these new appointments and Mukhanyo’s entire gifted teaching staff is found at https://www.mukhanyo.ac.za/faculty-967749.html.
Foundational to Mukhanyo’s character and mission is its identity as a confessionally biblical institution. Each faculty member, together with the leaders of Mukhanyo’s supporting and governing member churches, subscribe to the teachings of the Christian faith as expressed in the Ecumenical Creeds, and the teaching of the Reformed faith as expressed in the Mukhanyo Statement of Faith. From these sources flow our biblical perspective, our value system, our motivation for ministry, and our curricular emphases.
Preaching and teaching go hand in hand. This is once again evident when one looks at the ministry of Rev. Benjamin Zulu. At present, he is Lecturer at Mukhanyo’s Johannesburg Advanced Learning Centre, and also preacher at the Reformed Church Kempton Park Mooifontein where he started a multi-cultural service in English several years ago.
Rev. Zulu, born in Zambia, is a product of Mukhanyo where he started his theological studies. He also completed his MDiv at the Theological School in Potchefstroom. Then he became a Lecturer, once again back at Mukhanyo. In 2019, he moved to the Johannesburg centre where he is lecturing New Testament and counselling modules. His qualifications include the BTh, BA Hons, Greek Hons and MDiv.
Rev. Zulu says that he is “at Mukhanyo Johannesburg because of my zeal to disciple those who would disciple others. If we disciple our students well they will disperse the seed and light of the gospel to people we never could imagine”.
He has been involved in ministry before, first at what was then the Sunnyside Multicultural Church Plant in Pretoria, and while studying in Potchefstroom he was involved with the Reformed Church Promosa.
As far as the multicultural Mooifontein Reformed Chürch is concerned, Rev. Zulu says that, by God’s grace, “things are going well. There is exposition of Scripture each Sunday (11:00) as well as prayer and Bible study during the week”. He is also involved in one-on-one street evangelism which he finds more effective than dropping flyers in mailboxes.