About ICBM


ICBM is currently going through a re-accreditation review process with the Council on Higher Education (CHE). We have submitted our improvement plan for the 1) Higher Certificte in Theology; 2) Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree; and the 3) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology degree, as required by the CHE. We  had our campus site visit from the CHE on 24th October 2019. We are waiting for the outcome of the site visit and review and will only be informed after the HEQC's committee meeting hopefully by July 2020.  The COVID-19 restrictions have delayed the meeting and outcome. ICBM will NOT be accepting new applications for any of our programmes for 2020 until after the outcome. 


The International College of Bible and Missions began in January 2000 through the vision of Dr. Stewart Snook (ICBM's first principal) and others. The second principal was Dr. Gorgon Gregory; the third, Dr Frank Shayi, and fourth, Rev. Ndaba Mazabane. Our fifth and current principal is Rev. Arthur Alard who started serving in this role in January 2017. The college exists to serve the need of training leaders for the evangelical churches of Southern Africa. It is accredited through the Council on Higher Education and Fully Registered with the Department of Education as a Private Higher Education Institution.

The College offers a modular system of coursework which allows students great flexibility in how many and which modules to take at the beginning of any term. The completion of each module can build to the 48 module BA in Theology degree.


We are established to enable those called of God to develop their God-given gifts, to prepare them for the ministry of the propagation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to teach them to live and work by a Christian world view.


  • To see hundreds of men and women trained for vocational Christian ministry, up to the Masters degree level, so that they will be effective in making disciples of all the nations through a firm grasp of Systematic and Practical Theology, Missions, Christian Education, Biblical Counselling, and Youth Ministry, both within South Africa and outside its borders.
  • To be a resource to the churches of Gauteng for workshops and seminars in their areas of need and our areas of expertise.
  • To train lay leaders in the churches of the surrounding area to be highly effective ministers in their churches and highly effective members of their communities.

The College meets at the ICBM campus in Roodepoort and has a fully functioning library and computer centre. The majority of current faculty members have earned master’s degrees and several have earned or are currently working toward their doctoral degrees.


International College of Bible and Missions is registered with the Department of Education as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997.  Registration Certificate No: 2005/HE08/001

ICBM is a Section 21 Company Registration No: 2001/004872/08

ICBM is registered with the SARS as a Section 18a Company

ICBM is registered with the Dept. of Social Development as a NPO Reg. number: 062-988-NPO.


Dr D Forsyth
Dr F Shayi
Rev A Alard
Dr SW Matham
Rev A Alard, Principal
Rev A Alard, Acting Academic Dean
Rev W Penner, Dean of Students



Dr D Forsyth, Chairman
Rev S Govender, Pastor
Mr H Lombard, Business Person
Dr SW Matham, Missionary
Rev N Mazabane, Pastor
Rev Dr F Shayi, Principal Emeritus, Missionary
Rev W Ebrahim, Pastor/Principal of Private Christian School
ADV J Appesamy, Advocate


"We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ" (Col 1:28, NIV).