The Theological College of Southern Africa was founded in 1965 in Harare (Zimbabwe) as the Theological College of South Africa. It was originally started by the Assemblies of God as a correspondence college to train men and women for the ministry.
In 1971 the college moved to the Johannesburg area and became a residential (full-time) college for several years. Later, the name was changed to Theological College of Southern Africa (TCSA) and in 2001 it was moved back to Zimbabwe where it is currently based.
TCSA currently operates three centres of learning in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo, Harare and Gwanda. Bulawayo is the main centre. In 2011 the entire curriculum was revised and the teaching methodology as well as all the course material was overhauled in order to bring TCSA up to date with the latest trends in educational technology while maintaining its thoroughly biblical foundations.
Additional centres will soon be opening in South Africa and the USA. Outside of Southern Africa TCSA operates under the name of International Center of Theological Studies (ICTS).
Over the past 46 years TCSA has successfully trained countless pastors, teachers, evangelists and other church leaders. Many of its graduates have gone on to earn higher degrees at seminaries and universities all over the world. Alumni from this institute are in leadership positions in many different denominations and groups in many different countries.
Mathamsanqa Dube has a strong background in teaching and lecturing at a tertiary level. His further studies in the UK focused on learning dynamics encountered in an ever changing world using modern technology.
He is highly respected in the field of teachers' training where he has served for more than thirty years. He has been with TCSA since 2009 and is the founding Principal of Joshua Mqabuko Polytechnic and Teachers Training College (Gwanda) where he served in leadership from 1995 to 2008. He has also served in the Assemblies of God executive team from 1985 to 2000. The above roles saw him travel internationally and at the same time served as advisor and consultant to different organisations and institutions. He is married to Pesiwa Dube and they have three grown children. His current role at TCSA is to oversee the operations and vision of the College. Currently he pastors an Assemblies of God church in Tshabalala (Bulawayo).
Principal’s Welcoming Note:
I am humbled and honoured to serve the Theological College of Southern Africa as the Principal. We are a team that is passionate to spread the supremacy of Christ through a Bible-based and Christ-centered curriculum. We offer in-depth theological studies through flexible distance learning that is enhanced by excellent online tutoring support. We regularly offer short seminars taught by in-house as well as visiting scholars. We are a credible institution that complies with the Department of Higher Education guidelines while partnering with other institutions across the world. Since its inception in the 1960s, the Theological College of Southern Africa has trained many who are serving in various leadership capacities around the world. Our core values are based on 2Timothy 2:15: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
I therefore encourage you to get to know us by sending us a message.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Mathamsanqa Dube, TCSA Principal.
Karl brings a wide range of skills and experience having lived, studied, and worked in various countries and institutions. These include the International College of Bibles and Missions (RSA), Cornerstone Christian Institute (Cape Town) and Redcliffe College Centre of Missions (UK). He has also done a number of validated short courses. His teaching background and studies focus on education, theology, development studies and global leadership.
Since 1994, he has served in various capacities under such organisations as the Ministry of Education and Culture Zimbabwe, Scripture Union Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Program, European Union, Oasis South Africa, Gold Peer Education South Africa, Zimbabwe Orphans through Extended Hands, EMPACT Africa, and Key Change Charity UK. Karl has had an opportunity to be on short term mission in the following countries: United Kingdom, USA, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Lesotho. Karl’s role at TCSA entails developing links with churches, curriculum development, tutoring students, and strategic planning for seminars (facilitated by various visiting scholars). Karl is married to Josephine and they were blessed with two boys and one girl.
College Registrar and Administrator
Since 2009 he has been providing dedicated support to the academic staff across a range of activities including teaching program administration, student admissions, recruitment, public relations initiatives, financial planning, and supervising and controlling the day-to-day operations of the Institute. He has also helped organise workshops, seminars, cross-institutional networks and training programs.
His academic career include a diploma in theology with the Pentecostal Bible College (PBC), BA in theology with Vision International University and BA Hns with Theological College of Zimbabwe (TCZ). The focus of his BA Hns was practical theology, majoring on strengthening the relationship between the theological learning, research, and the actual experience and needs of Christian communities.
Pastor Mpoko also pastors Mahatshula (Bulawayo) Assembly of God.
Dean and Tutor
George Mandaza is married to Joyce and they have three children. He has been a Pastor with the Assemblies of God since 1999 and has Pastored in Marondera, Chegutu, Kadoma, and Warren Park Assemblies. He holds a BA in Theology (Vision University, USA), and a Diploma in Theology (Pentecostal Bible College, Zimbabwe). He has been adjunct Faculty with TCSA since 2010 before assuming a full time role as dean and tutor with the College from 2018. He is responsible for the Harare branch of TCSA.
Dean and Tutor
Dina’s Academic Qualifications include a Diploma in Theology with Pentecostal Bible College (PBC), BA in Theology with Calvary University (UK) and a Masters in Theology with Zion Christian University (USA).
Pastor Mpofu has a great deal of experience in teaching in Bible colleges and Assemblies of God congregations throughout the country, as well as in leadership functions with the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe and local Minister’s fraternities.
As Dean of the Gwanda satellite of TCSA, Pastor Mpofu’s duties include: Administration, mobilisation, registry and control. As a Tutor he teaches, marks and records student assignments.
Before joining TCSA, Sibongile served various local companies in administration support roles. At TCSA, she plays a key role as the front office person.
Anton graduated from the Theological College of South Africa in 1972. In 2005 he was awarded the degree; Master in Theology cum laude. The title of his dissertation was “The pastoral and practical principles on which the churches in the New Testament are based”. In 2015 he earned his PhD. in New Testament Studies.
From 1973 to 1997 he served with the Assemblies of God (South Africa) in seven different congregations. He also travelled widely, ministering throughout Southern Africa conducting seminars and as a guest speaker in various churches.
In 1997 he left the denomination and established Plumbline Ministries. He continues to minister regularly in churches throughout the world. Anton’s audio, video and written ministry reaches to all parts of the planet. In addition he is in daily contact with believers and leaders across the globe via the Internet.
At the end of 2003 he was called to assist Burbank Community Church (Los Angeles, California) as it’s senior pastor. In 2009 the church moved to new premises in Sun Valley and is now known as Sun Valley Community Church (SVCC) where he continues to teach and lead.
It has been his life-long quest to rediscover New Testament Christianity and to call Christians and churches back to knowing, believing and living the Bible. He has planted a number of churches that are based on these principles. He is passionate about a correct exegesis of the Word and specialises in expository preaching and teaching.
At TCSA he has been responsible for the development, design and authorship of the curriculum. He assists as an advisor on academic matters and teaches at seminars in Bulawayo and Harare annually.
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