About Our Students
Most of the students coming to Seminary are drawn from Baptist churches in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Border Baptist Associations. Students also come from other provinces, neighbouring African countries and even from the USA and Europe.
Students, male and female, come to the Seminary from all walks of life and represent a wide cross-section of South African and African cultural and language groups. The Seminary carefully screens applications to ensure that those applying for training feel a sincere call to some or other form of Christian ministry.
One of the true strengths of the Cape Town Baptist Seminary is the cross-cultural dimension. Students and faculty represent a vast number of cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints, which makes for an excellent training experience for ministry in the new South Africa.
Comments From Former Students
My time at Seminary has molded me to be an effective contributor in the Church and wider community.
Mark Walters (' 00) Pastor, Grassy Park Baptist Church, Cape Town
My time at Seminary has adequately equipped me for the ministry to which God is leading me.
Bongang Lekoba ('00) Pastor, Selebi-Phikwe Baptist Church, Botswana
Seminary has stretched me, my ideas, my views. I've learnt to think - mostly about graduating! I've learnt to trust God my Father as He applied His angle grinder to my life. I'm forever grateful to the lecturers for pouring into my life.
Matthew Francis ('99) Pastor, Stirling Baptist Church, East London
The Baptist Seminary provided me with the greatest spiritual and theological journey of my life. Thank you to our lecturers. The spiritual ourney has been like 'Ratanga Junction': at times and the theological journey was also painful…but remember: " no pain, no gain.
Antonio Christian ('99) Youth Developer, Baptist Union of SA