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About ICBM
Our History

ICBM began in January 2000 through the vision of Dr Stewart Snook and ten other committed Christian leaders. After the closing of another Bible college in 1999, twenty-five students desired to continue their Bible training. ICBM was founded to train these students and many other students like them. Dr Snook had been involved in theological education in South Africa since 1966. The other Christian leaders were committed pastors, missionaries, and businessmen. They saw the strategic need for accessible Bible based theological education. They offered accredited programmes through the Council on Higher Education. ICBM continues training Christian leaders through our Occupational Qualifications accredited through the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

ICBM and the Baptist Theological College (BTC) of Southern Africa entered into a training partnership in 2024 where ICBM is serving as a learning community offering the BTC Bachelor of Theology (Honours), and Master of Theology degree programmes.


Our Principals

ICBM has a long history of godly men who have led the college in training Christian leaders.

•      Dr Stewart Snook served as ICBM’sfirst principal from 2000-2002
•      Dr Gordon Gregory served as ICBM’ssecond principal from 2003-2004
•      Dr Frank Shayi served as ICBM’sthird principal from 2005-2014
•      Rev Ndaba Mazabani served as ICBM’sfourth principal from 2014-2016
•      Dr Arthur Alard has been serving asICBM’s fifth principal since 2017

Join us in Fulfilling our Vision of Proclaiming Christ to the World

ICBM's Mission Statement

ICBM is 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 worldview.

ICBM's Vision

Statement of Faith

We Believe that:

  1. The Bible is the inspired inerrant Word of God in the original writings, the written and trustworthy record of God’s revelation of Himself, and the way of salvation to humanity, absolute in authority for life and faith, profitable for instruction in righteousness, and final in its content. 2 Pet 1:21; 2 Tim 3:16; Psa 19; Psa 119:160; Jn 17:17; Rev 22:18-19; Prov 30:5-6.
  2. God, who created the universe and who reveals Himself through creation and the Bible is One and eternally exists in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit share the same divine nature and attributes. Gen 1:1; Psa 19; Ex 20:3; Deut 4:35; 1 Cor 8:4-6; Eph 4:3-6; Isa 48:16; Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14.
  3. Although humans were created by God in His image, they sinned and incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual. All human beings are now lost, alienated from God and dead in sin. They inherit a sinful nature and prove through their acts of sin that they are worthy of eternal condemnation. Gen 1:27; Rom 3:23; Rom 5:12-21; Rom 6:23; Eph 2:1-3; Col 1:21; John 3:17-18; 5:24.
  4. Salvation is only by grace, the free gift of God, through faith in the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins according to the Scriptures. Those who receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven, their hearts cleansed, are born of the Spirit, become children of God, and are made new creations in Christ. They obtain eternal life and are rescued from hell. Jn 3:16; Eph 2:8-9; 1 Cor 15:3; Rom 3:24; 1 Jn 1:7; Jn 1:12; Gal 4:5; 2 Cor 5:17; Lk 19:10.
  5. Jesus Christ is equally God and a human being. He was born of a virgin and is Himself very God. He died as a substitutionary sacrifice so that all who believe in Him can be justified on the grounds of the shed blood. Our Lord Jesus rose from the dead in His own physical body now glorified. Jn 1:1; Rom 9:5; Phil 2:6-11; Matt 1:18, 23; Jn 5:18; 10:30; 20:19-20.
  6. The Holy Spirit regenerates believers into new life in Christ and He seals them unto the day of redemption. He sanctifies them through His progressive work of conforming them to the image of Christ. He equips and empowers believers in their service and ministry. Tit 3:5-7; Eph 1:13; Jn 3:5; 1 Cor 6:19; Rom 8:26-27; 1 Cor 12:8-11; Gal 5:16-23.
  7. The Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. New birth and personal confession of Christ are therefore essentials of Church membership in the Body of Christ. The Church on earth is the Body through which Christ acts in His worldwide command to make disciples of all nations. The Church observes two ordinances: Baptism and Holy Communion. Matt 28:19-20; Eph 1:22-23; Tit 3:5-7; Jn 13; 1 Cor 11:23-29.
  8. The Lord Jesus Christ will return again to earth the second time, personally, bodily, and visibly. He will rapture His Church, judge the world, and reign a thousand years on the earth. He will create a new heaven and earth. Zech 14:4; Matt 25:31-46; Heb 9:28; 1 Th 2:19; 4:16-17; 1 Cor 3:11-15; 1 Pet 5:4; Rev 20:4-6, 11-15; 21:1–22:7.

Learn from our highly-qualified Faculty

Arthur Alard
Dr Arthur Alard
Principal and Faculty

PhD (Theology: Pastoral Studies) North-West University, RSA

Stephen Briix
Dr Stephen Briix
Academic Dean and Faculty

DMin (Pastoral Leadership) Dallas Theological Seminary, USA
PhD in Theology (New Testament), Northwest University, RSA

Yvette Barnes
Mrs. Yvette Barnes
Registrar & Faculty

BTh (Honours), South African Theological Seminary, RSA

Douglas Forsyth
Dr Douglas Forsyth
Chancellor and Adjunct Faculty

PhD Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, RSA

Dereck Busisani
Rev Busisani Siziba
Student Affairs Manager and Faculty

BA Hons in Theology, International College of Bible and Missions, RSA

Olga Alard
Dr Olga Alard
Adjunct Faculty

Master of Theology in Academic Ministries with a concentration in World Missions and Intercultural Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Texas USA

Ndaba Mazabani
Ndabaethethwa Mazabani
Adjunct Faculty

Master of Theology, Olivet University, San Francisco California USA

Support Staff

Mapule Ngobeni
Mrs Mapule Ngobeni
Administrative Assistant

Christian Religious Professional occupational certificate (Candidate), International College of Bible and Missions, RSA

Zime Thusi
Ms Zime Thusi
Administrative Assistant

Higher Certificate in Theology, International College of Bible and Missions

Rodalle Nanthambwe
Mrs Rodalle Nanthambwe
Librarian

MTh (Missiology) North West University, RSA

Jenny Thomas
Mrs Jennifer Thomas
Finance Administrator


Elizabet Matloporo
Mrs Elizabeth Matloporo
Housekeeping
James Makgolo
Mr James Makgolo
Caretaker and Maintenance
Mark Qualls
Mr Mark Qualls
Facilities administrator and IT Manager


Donovan Blamire
Mr Donovan Blamire
Facilities Coordinator

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