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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

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About Us

After much investigation and debate, the 1972 Baptist Union Assembly, meeting at King William's Town, approved a motion that a Western Province branch of the Baptist Theological College of South Africa, be established in Cape Town, which would admit students of all races.

Cape Town Baptist Seminary was previously known as The Baptist Theological College of South Africa, Cape Town. The name change took place in September 2001.

How To Find Us

Physical Address:
52 - 64 Tarentaal Road,
Bridgetown 7764,
Cape Town, South Africa

Postal Address:
PO Box 38473,
Gatesville 7766

Tel: +27 21 637 9020.
Fax: 086 435 3267

GPS Co-Ordinates
-33 57 15.470,+18 32 05.180


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This Seminary offers tuition on a full-time, part-time and distance-learning basis. Students may specialize in Pastoral Ministry, Missions, Youth Ministry or Children's Ministry. The Seminary offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in cooperation with the University of Pretoria and is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution as reflected on certificate No 2000/HE08/005