Department of Biblical Studies

Eric Binion (Academic Dean, Lecturer in Old Testament, Acting chair)

Eric Binion was involved in teaching and church planting in Swaziland and Eastern Cape before coming to UBI in 1993. He has a B.A. from Wheaton College, an M.A. from the University of Texas and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ben Barthelemy (Lecturer)

Ben Barthelemy recently joined the faculty from the U.S. He has a B.A. in Bible from Moody Bible Institute and a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is focusing on Hebrew studies.

Ambrose Mambi (Adjunct Lecturer)

Ambrose Mambi graduated from ESSA with Licentiate in Theology 1985 and from UKZN with a BTh Honours in 2004. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree with SATS. He has been a pastor in the Pietermaritzburg area for over 25 years and joined UBI as an adjunct faculty member in 2011.

Ephraim Msomi (Lecturer)

Ephraim Msomi is from the Pietermaritzburg area. He has been serving on staff at UBI since 1991. He has a Bachelor of Theology degree from the University of Zululand and a B.Th. (Honours equivalent) from Baptist Theological College.  He also pastors a church in the Mpophomeni area.

Simiso Moyo (Adjunct lecturer)

Simiso Moyo graduated from UBI in 2014 and has a B.Th. (Honours equivalent) from Baptist Theological College. He serves as an assistant pastor at his church and teaches on a part-time basis.

Wes Spradley (Adjunct lecturer)

Wes Spradley brings seventeen years of pastoral experience to the classroom, as well as many years of Bible college and university teaching. He has a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and an M.A. from the University of Texas in San Antonio.

Dietrich Wichmann (Adjunct lecturer)

Dietrich Wichmann graduated with an MTh at the Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel in Switzerland, 2006. He first started teaching at UBI in 2010. His time is otherwise occupied with pastoral duties as well as lecturing at KZN Missionary and Bible College.  His focus at UBI is on biblical Greek.

Albert Xaba (Adjunct Lecturer)

Albert Xaba has a Master of Arts in Mission from Columbia International University. He is the former principal of UBI and still gives his time to lecture on a part-time basis.

 

Department of Systematic Theology

Dr Richard Murray (Chair, Lecturer, IT Manager)

Richard Murray served as a missionary in Malawi prior to coming to UBI in 1994. His theological training was at the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and he has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary, USA.

Ed Louton (Adjunct Lecturer)

Ed Louton has a Master’s degree from Columbia International University. He has been a missionary in South Africa since 1958 and spent 20 years teaching at Africa School of Mission near White River. He joined the UBI staff in July 2012.

Dumisile Gumede Mbanjwa (Adjunct lecturer)

Dumisile Gumede Mbanjwa has a Master’s degree from Columbia International University. She was lecturer and Dean of Women at UBI for many years before her retirement. She continues to teach on a part-time basis.

Keegan Noble (Registrar, Lecturer)

Keegan Noble graduated from UBI and has a Bachelor of Theology (Honours equivalent) from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa (2014). In addition to lecturing, he has served as registrar since July 2014.

Nosipho Shandu (Adjunct lecturer)

Nosipho Shandu graduated from UBI in 2012. She has a B.Th. (Honours equivalent) from Baptist Theological College and teaches on a part-time basis.

 

Department of Practical Theology

Luzuko Mdubeki (Chair, Lecturer, Fieldwork Coordinator)

Luzuko Mdubeki is a graduate of ESSA and holds a B.Th. Honours degree from UKZN. He taught at UBI from 1998 to 2005, and then served the church in various ministries, including HIV/AIDS. He returned to the UBI faculty in 2012.

Tsele Khojane (Adjunct Lecturer)

Tsele Khojane graduated from UBI in 2012 and received his B.Th. (Honours equivalent) from Baptist Theological College in 2015. He primarily trains students in computer skills.  He also serves as a pastor in his church and teaches part-time in Zion Evangelical Bible School.

Evelyn Maistry (Adjunct Lecturer)

Evelyn Maistry has been teaching part-time at UBI since 2007. She has a B.Th. Honours from UKZN and is a registered counsellor with the South African Association of Pastoral Theology.

Dr George Mnisi (Principal, Lecturer)

Dr George Mnisi graduated from the University of Fort Hare with a Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to earn the Bachelor of Theology degree from the University of Zululand, the Licentiate in Theology (Honours) from Baptist Theological College and Masters and Doctorate degrees from Rand Afrikaans University. For ten years he pastored two churches in the Pretoria area and lectured part-time at Dorthea Bible School before coming to UBI in 2008.  He also pastors a church in Pietermaritzburg on a part-time basis.

Lerato Nkosi (Adjunct Lecturer)

Lerato Nkosi graduated from UBI and received her B.Th (Honours equivalent) from Baptist Theological College in 2014.  She directs the Foxfire programme at African Enterprise in Pietermaritzburg.

Xolani Nkosi (Deputy Principal, Student Affairs Coordinator, Lecturer)

Xolani A. Nkosi is a UBI alumnus who received a B.Th. Honours from International College of Bible and Mission and a M.Th. from Baptist Theological College. He joined UBI staff in July 2013. Previously, he was in urban missions in Tshwane and was involved in advocacy work and programme management. He also serves as a pastor in his church.