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Who We Are

Meet The Team

Biblical Counselling Africa is a fellowship of Christians who are committed to advancing biblical counselling in and through local churches across Africa.

Kyle Johnston


Kyle serves as a pastor at Jubilee Community Church, Cape Town. His key responsibilities are in the areas of Bible teaching, pastoral care, and biblical counselling. Kyle is a council member of the Biblical Counselling Coalition and teaches the pastoral counselling module at George Whitefield College in Cape Town.

PhD Pastoral Studies / Counselling, North-West University
M.A.B.C, The Master’s University

Sandile Mthethwa

Level 1 Director

Sandile serves as pastor of The Message Church in Cape Town. He is passionate about engaging with people on the matters most important to them. He is studying biblical counselling in order to better communicate the hope of Christ to those in the midst of life’s troubles.

Diploma in Theology, KZN Mission Bible College
B.Th., George Whitefield College
CCEF – School of Biblical Counseling (SBC) completed 3 certificates

Jane Kratz

Vice-Chair & Level 2 Director

Jane has spent the past few years studying, writing, training and serving in counselling and grief care both in the US and in Johannesburg. Now based in Cape Town, she is eager to continue producing training materials, running courses, and serving in the area of grief care, while remaining in her roles as Level 2 Director and Chair of BC Africa.

Th.M. Biblical Counselling, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
P.G. Dipl. Theology in Pastoral Counselling, Stellenbosch University

Pamela McGinty

Level 3 Director

Pamela and her husband Coby have served in student ministry at the University of Cape Town for the past 14 years. Pamela has given much of her time to both studying and offering counselling and discipleship to young women. She is passionate about sharing a solidly biblical counselling model that is contextualised, to have an impact in the hearts of counselling students and counsellors across our continent.

MAC, Westminster Theological Seminary
Certificate in Global Trauma Recovery, Mission Seminary

Jacques Erasmus

BC Africa RI Manager

Jacques Erasmus is an Assistant Pastor at St James Church Bloemfontein. He oversees the counselling programme and St James Church, and runs the training and management of the Recitation Instructors (Tutors) for BC Africa.

B.Th., Bible Institute of South Africa
CCEF – School of Biblical Counselling (SBC) completed all certificates
Currently being trained as an Online Instructor by CCEF.

Vhumani Magezi

Strategy and Africa Network Advisor

Vhumani is Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at North-West University, South Africa. He also serves as a Programme Leader for Public Practical Theology and Civil Society. His other roles include Africa Representative to the Coordination Committee of the International Council of Pastoral Care and Counselling (ICPCC) and President of the African Association for Pastoral Studies and Counselling (AAPSC).

PhD in HIV and Development, Stellenbosch University
MBA in Organizational Leadership, MANCOSA
MA in Development Studies, University of South Africa

MTh in Practical Theology (HIV Counselling), Stellenbosch University
BPhil in Community Development, Stellenbosch University
BA Theology in Christian Education, North-West University


Liesl Warton

Project Manager

Liesl has just joined the BC Africa team! She has spent the past 16 years serving in youth and student work in the UK and South Africa, and until recently spent 4 years as Project Manager for RZIM Africa.

B.Th., Bible Institute of South Africa
CCEF – School of Biblical Counselling (SBC) completed 2 certificates
Certificate in Project Management, Red and Yellow Creative School of Business

Josie Van Zyl


Josie started biblical counselling when she and her husband lived in New York City for 2 years. On their return to Cape Town she took a break for a while to focus on being a mom to their two children. She is currently counselling women at her local church while furthering her studies in biblical counselling.

Psych (Hons), University of the Western Cape
CCEF – School of Biblical Counselling (SBC) completed all certificates

Advisory Board


Area Bishop Cape


Area Bishop Cape

James Buchanan

Senior Pastor
Hope Church
Auckland Park


International Director for Sub-Saharan Africa for Mission to The World

Andrew Nicholls

Director Pastoral Care Oak Hill Theol. College
Exec Comm. BC-UK

Western Cape
Regional Committee

Kyle Johnston (Chair) – Level 1 – 2
Jane Kratz (Vice-Chair) – Level 2
Sandile Mthethwa – Level 1
Sean Savides – Level 1
Josie Van Zyl – Level 1
Andy Pitter – Level 2
Louis Claassen – Level 1 – 3
Liesl Warton – Level 1 – 3
Pamela McGinty – Level 3

Regional Committee

Lucy Buchanan – Level 1
Sibusiso Mdluli – Level 2
Todd Khupe – Level 2
Dewald Wagener – Level 3
Kathy Combrink – Level 1 & 3
Jacques Erasmus – Free State

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