Therapon University Staff
DeWayne Brawner, BA - Psych, Th. M., D. Min., is President of the Board of Directors of TU. He has vast collegiate leadership experience in Academic Affairs. He has been trained as an academic dean/director of education. He also served as a Director (Dean) of Student Services. He also served in the trenches as a full time professor and later as an adjunct instructor. Before entering the college arena he served as the Chief Administrative Officer at a behavioral healthcare facility for drug and alcohol abuse and accredited by The Joint Commission (JAYCO) and licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Responsibilities included developing all policies and procedures, including human recourses and standards of care for residents. He developed and implemented application for facility licensure by the state, and coordinated and implemented all aspects of applying and receiving facility accreditation. While serving as a Senior Pastor he became a Licensed School Child Care Administrator by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. He has served as the Executive Director of an agency that provided drug prevention and intervention services for thirteen counties. Throughout his career as a collegiate leader, senior pastor, chaplain and pastoral counselor, his goal has been to improve the lives of others.
DeWayne's favorite saying is, "Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can" (John Wesley). Please feel free to contact Dewayne by email.
|Linda A. Ratcliff, Th.D., Ed.D., President Emeritus and founder of TU, has spent her entire life teaching, 15 years in elementary school, and also three years teaching English in Japan via the Internet. She is the author of several workbooks used by the university. She wrote the only faith-based day care seminar to be approved in Texas for 20 CEU's, and taught that in Texas for several years to day care providers and workers. She has been a pastor's wife, and has always been active in her church as board member, treasurer, Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher, and member of the music ministry team as keyboard player, choir director or singer, or hammered dulcimer player. Her experience as a business owner/operator for 18 years has been invaluable in running the day-to-day operation of the school.|
|Prof. J. Potgieter D.D., Ph.D, is Senior Biblical Mentor, lecturer and president of Damascus Ministries , with the mission (Matthew 28:19) to win AFRICA for JESUS ... even one person at a time!
Johan is also the Chief Administrator of the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Africa
Johan loves teaching and associating with churches in order to equip them to spread the GOOD NEWS! He has made it his personal mission to mentor students as they go from zero to hero, from mouse to mountain lion for the MIGHTY LION of Judah. With the help of his associates, Johan has been starting churches and home cells, teaching, equipping and helping believers to take the GOOD NEWS to the market place for many years. He believes that little is much when God is in it! Johan is happy to be associated with Therapon University to equip students for the ministry. You can contact him at email@example.com.
|Wieskawa Aleksandra Beben, Th.D., is our registrar for Poland and certain other countries.
Wieskawa was a school teacher for 10 years.
She is a dedicated, born-again Christian businesswoman, with a passion for the upliftment of people. She is very serious about training Christian leaders in communication, and is dedicated to the development of ministry skills by making the courses at Therapon University available internationally.
|Chaplain Donald Gibson, D.H.L., D.Lit, is the president and founder of Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International Inc., Homeland Crisis Institute, and the Senior Bishop of Trinity Full Gospel Churches. Chaplain Gibson is a United States Marine Corps, Combat Vietnam Veteran and former Police Officer. In 2003 he was ordained as a Methodist minister and later elevated to Bishop by St. Thomas-a-Becket Synod and University in Canterbury England.
Bishop Gibson now serves as a counsel to the Bishops for Bishops of Synods in the United Kingdom and North America. He became ordained as a nondenominational minister and chaplain because he believes that chaplains must be all things to all people. Chaplain Fellowship Ministries is about crisis response, recruiting chaplains, training chaplains, ministers and reaching out worldwide to people in need. Chaplain Gibson has contributed several courses for Therapon University's curriculum.
|Prof. Hendrik D.D. and Dr. Phillicia Bester, D.D. are founders and senior pastors
of Dunamis International Family Church, and founders of Umdali Institute.
They started off in 1990 with 34 people, and today there are more than 1000 people involved in the ministries.
The founders have Dynamic Kids pre school and a private school with grades 1 through grade 12, government education approved .The church has a DIFC Education centre, and an impressive recording studio . This dynamic church stays busier than busy bees and they are truly making golden gospel honey! They are true NATION BUILDERS! Many can learn here how creative arts can be applied to reach the nations!
|Prof. Andre Wilken was a colonel in the S.A. Police for many years. At this time, he is full time in training, developing courses, and streamlining the academics for Therapon University in Africa. He is also secretary general for Damascus Ministries in Africa.
Andre is very honest and dedicated to God. He is always willing to help in a crisis. With his dedication to ministry and willingness to help, both Damascus Ministries and Therapon University in Africa are growing.
|Dr. Ian Grobbelaar, Th.D., is the deputy secretary general for Damascus Ministries in Africa. He is full time in training and developing courses for Therapon University, to be used in our classes in South Africa. Prof. Grobbelaar served as an Elder on the Commission of Elders for the Netherlands Dutch Reformed Church, South Africa, and retired the position after an unbroken 25 years of active service in the above congregation. He is a registered, chartered, insurance practitioner, and certified to teach hundreds of insurance courses. He represented South Africa in an international speech competition in America and was awarded the “Outstanding Toastmasters Achievement Award” for outstanding service rendered by the International President of Toastmasters International U.S. in 1985.|
|Prof. Nicolas Marais, Ph.D. is currently serving in the Body of Christ as Teacher and Minister. He is the Academic Dean of a Ministry in South Africa. He is also a pastor at Joy Centre, South Africa. He is also involved with curriculum development and also assist as a study leader for Therapon University in Africa.
Nicolas is also actively involved in the Body of Christ, speaking and hosting meetings. His fields of study include: Theology, Counseling and Education. Dr. Nicolas holds academic qualifications from three different universities. His passion is to empower people through practical education in ministry and to take the presence of God to the nations of the earth.
|Lukasz Beben is our correspondent in Poland. He is a chartered accountant, and also holds a diploma in Communication (passed with distinction), Honours B.Comm and a Masters in Communication. Lukasz is currently working towards his Ph.D.
Lukasz speaks five languages and serves as a Senior Lecturer in addition to assisting TU in developing courses. Lukasz is proud to be associated with Therapon University.
|Prof. Vic Loubser, B.D,M.Th , D.Th & D.D. , and Cynthia Loubser, B.A. , M.Th, are mentors and lecturers with Therapon University and Pastors with Damascus Ministries. Their passion is to teach and spread the Good News in Africa.
They are more than happy to help with development and to teach the Word of God, and enjoy assisting Therapon in any way that they can.
|Prof. H. Roux, Ph.D., is a Pastor and Herbalist with an emphasis on Biblical Wellness. He is born again and a genuine person. Prof. Roux obtained his Doctorate with Therapon University. He is assisting in preparing study materials for Therapon in Africa and also proud to be with TU.
Prof. Roux is from Africa and has studied about the herbs in Africa for many years now. His belief is that "Health is Wealth" and knows from personal experience that " A Little Prayer makes a Big Difference!"
|Prof. W. L. Job, D.Th., is a Pastor, Senior Lecturer and Mentor. He is very serious about training and preparing training manuals for students.
Formerly a bank manager with years of financial experience, Prof. Job equips the church with his knowledge. He is passionate about taking the Gospel to the market place. and is proud to be associated with Therapon U.
|Prof. Hennie de Jager, D.D., Ph.D, is a Pastor in the S.A.P.S. Bible School. He also serves as Advisor, Senior Mentor and Lecturer.
Prof. de Jager is a great help in planting churches and uses his many years of experience to solve problems in our ministries. He is always more than happy to go the extra mile to assist Therapon U.
|Prof. A.L. Lewis, Ph.D., D.D., and Mrs. R.C. Lewis: Prof Lewis is a senior forensic investigator /auditor for the S.A Government. He is a senior Biblical Mentor and ordained Pastor at Damascus Ministries in Africa.
They love teaching, mentoring and equipping the church and Therapon students.
|Prof. Richard Reddy. Ph.D. and Pastor N. Reddy: Prof. Reddy is a Senior Biblical Mentor and Lecturer and Pastor N. Reddy holds a Diploma in Biblical Ministry. This team is assisting Therapon in Africa with joy to teach and to equip our students for ministry.
In addition, they are helping with the development of training programs.
|Michael E. Ratcliff, B.Th., is a licensed Belief
Therapist (LBT), and his experience as a business owner/operator for 21 years makes his input and
assistance invaluable as he willingly serves in whatever capacity is needed by the school.
Michael has edited several of the courses written for the school, and created answer keys for many.
Johannes J Siebrits is the Senior Pastor of the Bomb Shelter Bikers Church, and holds diplomas in Agriculture and Christian Ministry, and has a BA Hons in Divinity Studies.
Pastor Siebrits is a serious biker with a passion for Biblical Evangelism, soul winning, and lecturing. He has many years of experience in study material development, and assisting with the development of students. We welcome him to our staff as a lecturer.
|Monica Robertson, MBC, is a current student and Adjunct Professor for Therapon University. She has been in full time pastoral ministry since 1996 leading prayer ministry, leading worship, preaching, teaching, writing conference material, and developing ministry and counseling tools to help the body of Christ walk in the fullness of their freedom. She was a home-educator for 13 years and has written curriculum for church conferences, leadership development, and addiction recovery programs.
Monica has been married for over 25 years and has one adult child but she has enjoyed the great responsibility and privilege of spiritually mothering many in addition to mentoring, coaching, and counseling. She is the Director of a counseling business called The WAYstation and serves people in the church, her community and beyond. She is an author and public speaker and has a desire to follow the Holy Spirit in any sphere of influence where souls can be reached for salvation, healing, and discipleship in the Kingdom of God.
|Dr. Jakes Joubert, Th.D., is the senior Pastor of His Life Ministries / Sy Volle Lewe Bedieninge and is the President/ Dean of His Life Training Centre (Bible College),
Dr. Jakes is a registered Christian Counselor, lecturer, Pastor and mentor. He has a great passion for the lost, poor and needy. In addition, he is involved with several outreach projects. He is serious about winning souls for God’s kingdom! Dr. Jakes’ ministry is all about upliftment and showing the love of Jesus to everyone.
|Dr. Eric J. Heath, M.Th., D.Th., and Mrs. Venetia Heath have a heart for missionary work - preaching, teaching, feeding, and distributing Bibles to the lost in Africa. Dr. Heath is Pastor and President of Galilee International Ministrie.
Both Eric and Ventia are involved with many projects including heading up a Bible school. They are genuine and sincere people, the type of people who will help you in a crisis - any time of the day or night.
|Prof. Mariana Uitzinger, D.D., Ph.D., is a pastor, lecturer, and Biblical counselor. She is a serious soul winner and has a prison ministry developing training manuals.
Mariana is also quite involved in missionary work. She is very talented and always willing to go the extra mile for the King. She is the proud mother of our biker pastor and staff member, Johannes J Siebrits.
|Jeremias Auret Jansen, M.Th., is a pastor, lecturer, and Biblical Counselor. He is most experienced in counseling for drug abuse.
He is assisting with writing manuals for training, and is a great asset in helping with the upliftment of the youth.
|Pastor Hendrik Wolmarans, B.Th., M.Th., and Pastor Hester Wolmarans, B. Min. in Biblical Studies, M.Th., serve in the North West Province. They are spreading and teaching the Gospel through musical ministry, Biblical evangelism, correctional service, welfare service, leading support groups, and end time events ministries.
They have studied with Therapon University, and been in the service of our Lord, Jesus Christ, since 2000 - after being reborn and baptized.
|Prof. Samie de Jager, B. Comm., B.Ed., TOD and THOD, both cum laude, ROD, MA, D.Th., Ph.D., D.D., is a teacher, principal pastor, and senior lecturer. He serves as Pastor in Nigel with Damascus Ministries, focusing on senior people with their unique needs and inner healing.
Prof. de Jager, along with his wife, Mrs. Tienne de Jager, conduct workshops for people from all walks of life under the name of Saskatoon.
Prof. Christo Prinsloo, M.Th.,D.Th. & Ms. Sonja Prinsloo: Prof. Prinsloo is Senior Pastor of Bet-El Familie Aanbiddingsentrum in the R.S.A., and enjoys preaching and teaching. His passion is teaching people to change their lives to become better people now in this life and hereafter!
Ms. Sonja Prinsloo has been a teacher for 23 years.
|Prof. Edward v d Berg, B.D. , M.Th. , D.Th. and D.D., is senior pastor at Immanuel Pentecost Church and senior lecturer at Immanuel Bible College, S.A.
Pastor Edd is well known as a pastor and lecturer . He enjoys developing courses and doing outreaches for our Coming King. He takes a very practical approach in reaching and teaching.
|Prof. Pieter van Wijk, B.Th., M.Th, Ph.D., and D.D., has been in the ministry for 31 years, teaching theology in various Bible schools for 21 years. He has also been active in radio ministry for the past 12 years.
Dr. van Wijk has conducted evangelistic crusades through S.A., and planted churches in many parts of S.A. He is proficient in writing theological courses and study materials for Seminaries and Bible schools, and is currently the President of Dunamis World Crusades and Dunamis Theological Seminary.
|Pastor Susan Rothmann-Lyons, B.Comm., BA, and Brother Bill Lyons, Engineer: Susan is a pastor at Damascus Ministry (West Rand) and a lecturer at Christelike Berading & Terapie Kollege.
Susan is proud to be associated with Therapon University. Her passion for assisting people in need is a big asset for the Kingdom.
|Dr. Emmanuel Sesan Raji, D.Th., and Pastor Kemi, Diploma in Ministry are formerly from Nigeria. They are now working in Gauteng for our King as pastors and lecturers.
They assist in developing courses for training materials, and are very active in expanding the university.
|Prof. Franco van Lingen is a pastor and senior lecturer. He has planted and assisted with building churches for many years. His walk is his talk, and he is always available to be the pastor's pastor.
Prof. van Lingen is happy to be a part of the Therapon U team. He is also a registered diamond merchant.
|Pastor Alwyn van Heerden, M.Th., is a full time pastor, chaplain, and lecturer in Biblical ministry and Biblical Counseling. He has a heart for the lost and the one that is wounded.
His years of ministry experience gives him special insight as he assists the needy. Pastor van Heerden is very proud and happy to assist Therapon U with writing study material for our classrooms in R.S.A.
|Prof. Pixie Pascoe, D.Th., Ph.D., is a Pastor and Senior Lecturer. She has many years of experience in training the trainer, marketing, and as a pastor. She has a heart of gold and goes the extra mile plus for someone in need.
She believes in assisting people to maximize their potential.
Prof. Pascoe develops training materials and is happy to be associated with Therapon U.
She plays an important role as Biblical Mentor and Pastor in Africa.
Pastor Pixie serves in association with Damascus Ministries.
|Senior Prof. Mike Wannenburg, MBA, Ph.D. ( Interdisciplinary Studies), Ph.D. (Marketing), is a Senior Lecturer, and professional sales trainer, having written many manuals.
Mike is also a coach and mentor, lecturing even across the border. His advice has enabled many to better their lives. Senior Prof. Wannenburg is happy to be associated with Therapon U.
|Dr. Thys and Dr. Magdel van Rensburg: Dr. Thys van Rensburg is the
President of FCCA , Pastor, Lecturer and Senior Rector of the Bible school.
Both Thys and Magdel are very serious and passionate about uplifting the church.
They have a very practical approach on the ministry and their many years of experience helps them in helping others. We are proud to count such a winning team among our staff members.
|Reverend Hendrik Brits, B.A. Ministry, M.Th.: Reverend Brits is a Pastor, Senior Lecturer, and MD for a counselling school with many years of counseling experience.
Reverend Brits has made it his personal mission to be instrumental in equipping Biblical counselors for the ministry. He is a person who loves to teach, and has a great sense of humor. Pastor Brits is honored to be associated with Therapon University.
|Prof. J.F.M. Fouche, MA, Ph.D. DSC: Prof. Fouche is a Senior Lecturer and Pastor with many years of experience in assisting the human being in holistic healing. He is an inspiring motivational speaker, and very serious about encouraging others to make changes that will preserve their health.
Prof. Fouche loves the Lord, loves people, and is proud to be working with Therapon University..
|Prof. Colin Pietersen, D.Th., Ph.D., is founder of Servants Ministry International and Principal of Training. To the right of Prof. Pietersen is Pastor Lizelle Trollip, B.Th., principal of the Bible schools. To the left is Apostle Penelope Shelton, B.Th., who heads up the SMI Ministry and is making a difference in reaching and preaching
This ministry is located in the United Kingdom and the Republic of South Africa, and their family church is in Vaal Triangle, RSA. They are expanding rapidly. always developing study materials and happy to be associated with Therapon University. We are certainly blessed to be associated with this born again group.
|Prof. Maurice Kikouta Mulenga, M.Th., D.D., D.Th., Ph.D. Healthcare, Ph.D. Biblical studies is a missionary to Congo and RSA, a Chaplain Brigadier General, senior lecturer, and Bible school principal in SA.
Prof. Mulenga believes firmly in equipping himself for the Holy Commission of Jesus to GO TELL (Matthew 28:19). He has many years of experience in hands on teaching. We are privileged to have him in association with us to reach and teach the students in Africa.
|President & Pastor Lewies Dercksen, B.Th., M.Th., and Mrs. M. Dercksen, Lt. Colonel of the SAPD. Pastor Lewies is also a senior Biblical mentor and lecturer for Therapon University.
Together the Dercksens are working hard to make a difference in Africa.
Their church is expanding and we are happy to welcome them as a team to our staff.
|Dr. Dereck Cromhout, D. Ministry in Biblical Counseling is the Founder and President of Jericho Recovery Centre situated in the Free State near the Lesotho border, close to the Maluti mountains. This is a Christian mentoring facility where people suffering from substance abuse are set free by the truth of God and His Word. Dr Dereck and his dedicated team believe that when you know the truth, the truth will set you free!
This dynamic team is happy to associate with Therapon University as they help to make an impact in Africa for our coming KING.
|Prof. Leon du Plessis, M.Sc. Management, Ph.D. in Restorative Justice, is a Brigadier in the SA Police. He is also a Senior Lecturer for Therapon University and an excellent speaker.
He has been a tremendous asset in assisting with workshops and lectures, and our students find him to be very inspirational.
Prof. du Plessis has also assisted and consulted internationally with police departments in Russia, Germany, Hungary, Nigeria, France, Africa and Interpol. But in spite of these impressive international connections, Prof. du Plessis is a humble Christian who believes that your life should be the real testimony.
|Prof. Hennie Van Zyl, M.Th., D.Min., Ph.D., & Mrs. Roenelle Van Zyl, MBA: Prof. Hennie Van Zyl is
President and founder of several Bible schools and planter of churches. Prof. Hennie and his wife are very active in Africa and work very hard for our Coming King!
Both are a team that will do their utmost to bring in the souls for Jesus !
They are also happy to be associated with Therapon U.
|Dr. Peter C. Botes, M.Th., D.Th., & Mrs Botes: Dr. Botes has more than 32 years of ministerial ministry and lecturing. Together they are doing the work of pastoral care and have been teaching for many years in S A. Biblical Counselling is a integral part of their ministry, and they are very serious about serving the Lord.
Reverend Botes is happy to be serving the Lord in association with Damascus Ministries and Therapon University. Their dream is to go from big to even bigger in the work of the Lord.
|Prof. Johan Adam Nel M.Th., D.Th., D.D., has been a Senior Pastor and Senior Lecturer for many years, and has also served as the President of Bible schools.
Mrs. Cecelia Nel is an Evangelist and assists Prof. Johan.
Together they are involved and very busy in lecturing and developing people.
They also have an interest in keeping the body of Christ healthy. A healthy spirit in a healthy body is of vital importance to them. They are both very pleased to be ministering through Damascus Ministry and Therapon University.
|Dr. Cornè Meyer, MBL, D.Th. is Senior Lecturer, mentor, pastor and managing director for a company that is exporting to more than 15 countries in Africa, Europe, and America.
Dr. Cornè has wide knowledge and hands-on experience in business management.
He knows how to lead people from zero to hero, and is happy to be associated with Therapon and Damascus Ministries.
|Pastor Paul Frederick Ernst Rabie, M.Th., is the Senior Pastor, and Mrs Rabie, Diploma in Biblical Studies, is administrator of their Bible school.
Both are assisting in expanding the Kingdom for our COMING KING. They are happy to join Therapon University & Damascus Ministries (West Rand) with their Bible School.
|Prof. Pastor Chris Viljoen, B.Min. Hons, MBA, and D.D., working towards his Ph.D. and
Pastor Martie Viljoen, Diploma in Theology.
Together Pastor Viljoen and his wife are heading the Living Faith Community Church in Perth, Austria. They are from