T.G NYEMBE | NBTC ACTING PRINCIPAL
2nd Timothy 2: 15 - “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” What rang two thousand years ago on Paul’s mind is still a concern for 21st century educators. At Nicholas Bhengu Theological College we exist to train men and women in Southern Africa and abroad to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to bring Jesus in His place. People out there are no longer preaching the Gospel they don’t even know the meaning of salvation. Therefore, it is our great pleasure to bring remedial education to the Pastors, Evangelists as well as Christian believers.
The College is named after the founding father of the African work of the Assemblies of God in South Africa, namely, Nicholas Bhengu. He conceived the idea of a Bible School as early as 1963, when he challenged believers in Transkei, to give towards the building of a Bible School. In 1966 he spoke to the late Bill Kirby, a British Assemblies of God Missionary, to go for training so that he would start the School. Kirby studied at London Bible College and returned to South Africa in 1969. However, the School did not begin until long after Nicholas Bhengu had passed on. Kirby went to Swaziland at the invitation of Dr Lukhele & others in that country, to open a Bible School in 1991. The School later moved to Ladysmith in 1992; and again moved to Henley on Klip in 1994. The College now occupies some of the premises of the Assemblies of God Centre, at 1922 Regatta Road, Henley on Klip; near Meyerton in the Midvaal area of Gauteng. The College exists to train aspirant ministers of the Assemblies of God; and any other person interested in and hungry for the enriching study of the Word of God; and those wishing to prepare themselves for work of the Ministry in whatever form.