Team testimonials

Paul and Cathy Sampson
Missionaries, Church Missionary Society, Kenya

paul-and-cathy-sampson2Paul has just returned from his sixth trip ‘up country’ to Isiolo (7 hours from Nairobi) where he has taught week long intensives of the Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC) course. This arrangement has worked well for pastors in rural areas who simply cannot afford to attend Bible college.

Many of these pastors have not otherwise had any kind of theological training – most of their week is spent farming their little plot of land to feed their family and survive.

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“The PTC intensives are manageable, and provide an excellent grounding in the Bible to equip the pastors with a much better understanding of Biblical theology.”

The pastors at Isiolo just completed their 6th module which qualifies them for the PTC. Paul is holding the first graduation ceremony for each of the graduates of this course in November just before we return for home assignment

. . .These graduates will come from various rural areas that he has taught at over the years in Kenya (Molo, Kissi, Isiolo, Embu) and from Nairobi. The training has been conducted in partnership with African Evangelical Enterprise (AEE).

George Athas
Director of postgraduate studies and lecturer in Old Testament, Moore Theological College, Sydney

george-athasI first went to George Whitefield College in 2009 and to Alexandria School of Theology in 2010, through the special relationship that Moore College has with these two institutions, and my association with GWC has continued regularly since.

I found I was able to make excellent connections with students, and learned much from them in return, too. It forced me to learn widely, teach simply and personably, and appreciate the impact of culture on learning.

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“I was able to make excellent connections with students, and learned much from them in return, too.”

In many ways, my contributions seem to go much further there, perhaps because many students come from poorer backgrounds. I have become aware of just how pressing the need is for good, solid understanding of the Bible in Africa—particularly of the Old Testament.

GWC has grown from a small college into what I would now describe as a medium sized college. I find myself encouraged in the faith and enthused by the work every time I go.

Robert Doyle

Visiting Lecturer, Moore Theological College, Sydney & Senior Lecturer, George Whitefield College, Cape Town

robert-doyle2It is widely observed by mission agencies that there will never be a more opportune time than now to pour our resources into theological education in Africa. The audience is extensive, ripe, and needy.

In some countries, like Namibia and Zambia, 95% of the population attend a Christian church on Sundays. That figure can only head in one direction, down, and is already doing so in some countries, as it has done in the west over the last century.

Most of the men and women who pastor such congregations have less than a diploma level education in theology. They need, and strongly desire, to grow in their knowledge of God and thus their service of his people

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“…there are men and women actively seeking theological education from degree to postgraduate level. They are, and will be, the future leaders of African Christianity.”

As well, there are men and women actively seeking theological education from degree to postgraduate level. They are and will be the future leaders of African Christianity.

Will you please assist them, and invest your prayers, money, and yourself into theological education in Africa. Yes, as the TV narrates nightly, much, but not all of Africa is in real turmoil.  But so was Europe from 1933 to 1945 with 50 million dead. In the midst of our all too human perversity, God pours out his grace, and mostly unobserved by secular media, the Kingdom of God grows in secret. So the work is hard, but deeply and eternally rewarding.

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