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.
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
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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.
- To see men and women trained for vocational Christian ministry, so that they will be effective in making disciples of all the nations.
- To provide a learning centre for the local Christian community.
- To be a resource to the churches of Gauteng for workshops and seminars in their areas of need and ICBM’s areas of expertise.
- To train lay leaders in the churches of the surrounding areas to be highly effective ministers in their churches and highly effective members of their communities.
- To be the administrative centre of a group of regional learning centres in the major urban areas of South Africa in order to multiply our efforts beyond the region of Gauteng into the rest of the country.