Birthday: August 25, 1937 Country of Origin: South Africa (Born in Port Elizabeth) Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, Swahili Married: Yes, to Donna Whitaker Marriage date: December 15, 1956 Where married: Houston, TX, USA How long: 46 Years Children: Yes Lisa Steyn – Fort Worth, TX Lynda Staiger – Missionary to Auckland, New Zealand Stacy Pitman – Memphis, TN Steve Horne – Haslet, TX Additional Family Information: 13 Grandchildren; Each of our four children attended SABC.
Education: B.A. in Bible (1958), M.A. in 1963 – Both degrees through ACU though M.A. Thesis done on mission field; 3 Years of Study at University of South Africa (Classical Hebrew & Biblical Studies) in Pretoria, RSA; Doctoral Work at Wits University in Johannesburg, RSA. Educational Honors: Alpha Chi; Who’s who among students in American Universities and Colleges; President of International Club; Leader of Mission Study.
Elder or Deacon: Yes, an elder of Benoni Congregation since 1975 to the present.
Minister – Brenham, TX. During summer recess from ACU. Minister – Desdemona, TX. 1956-59. Missionary in Tanganyika (Now Tanzania), East Africa. 1959-1964. I taught those 5 years at Tanganyika Bible School, a Preacher Training School. Minister – Garland Road, Dallas, TX. Four Months in Spring, 1963. Minister – Benoni, RSA, 1965 to Present. One of Founding Directors of Southern Africa Bible School, now Southern Africa Bible College. Experience in other fields/occupations: Served as SABC Director. Held Gospel Meetings or Special Series in East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Welkom, Pretoria, Turffontein (Johannesburg), Boksburg, Pietermaritzburg, Meadowlands (Soweto), Venda, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and several states in America, (Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky). I have also spoken at the Michigan Christian College Lectureship as well as ACU’s lectureship. Additional Ministry Information: Converted to Christ by Veteran Missionary, Eldred Echols in 1952 at the age of 15. I had been brought up by my parents in a denomination. When I was 17, I flew to America to attend ACU. My major was bible and before long, in a bible class, I met another bible major who would become my wife later on. We married while we were in college and the month after we graduated, we left for Africa’s mission field. By then we had a daughter, Lisa, 17 months old.
Courses Taught at SABC: Koine Greek, Classical Hebrew, Public Speaking, Personal Evangelism, New Testament Church, Bible Survey, Pastoral Epistles, Corinthian Epistles, Law and Gospel, Book of Isaiah, Pentateuch, Book of Acts, Ecclesiastical History. Course Teaching Preference(s): Biblical Languages.