ACBC Africa is led by Dr. Wayne Mack who was part of ACBC since its beginning in the 1970’s and served on its board from its inception until he came to South Africa at the end of 2005. ACBC was previously known as the National Association of Nouthetic Counsellors (NANC). From 1958 to 1976 Wayne served as a pastor in local churches. From 1976 to 2004 he taught college and graduate school courses in biblical counselling at The Master’s College and Seminary; Westminster Theological Seminary, Biblical Seminary and the Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation. He has written more than 24 books including Strengthening Your Marriage; Your Family God’s Way; Preparing for Marriage God’s Way; Sweethearts for A Lifetime; Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Volumes 1 and 2 and 3; Life in the Father’s House; An Introduction to Biblical Counselling (with John MacArthur); Twin Pillars of the Christian Life; The Role of Women in the Church; God’s Solutions to Life’s Problems; The Fear Factor; Down But Not Out; Out of the Blues; Anger and Stress Management God’s Way; True Success and How to Attain It; To Be or Not To Be a Church Member: That is the Question; Humility: A Forgotten Virtue; A Fight to the Death; Reaching the Ear of God; Maximum Impact; In Laws: Married with Parents; The Biblical Concept of Church Discipline; To God Be The Glory; You Can Overcome Interpersonal Problems; How to Overcome Despondency. Wayne has also contributed chapters to the book The Sufficiency of Scripture and several other books including a Men’s Counselling Men book published by Harvest house Publishers. Wayne has produced numerous audio and video tapes on various subjects. Included among the audio and video tapes on various subjects are many entire counselling courses and Christian Living Courses. All of these are available and are distributed by www.noutheticmedia.com or www.mackministries.org.za . Upon his arrival in South Africa he started to train both pastors and lay-men from churches in South Africa and neighbouring African countries. Dr. Wayne Mack is currently the Director and Co-founder of ACBC Africa together with other godly, highly qualified and experienced men in this field of biblical counselling.
Tim Cantrell is Pastor-Teacher at Antioch Bible Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a graduate of The Master’s College & Seminary, along with Potchefstroom (Northwest) University. He is also involved with various initiatives in leadership training, church planting & church strengthening, and has a passion for biblical counselling.
Joshua Mack has earned a masters degree in Biblical Counselling from The Master’s College, a doctorate in expository preaching and is pastor of Living Hope Community Church in Sunnyside. He also provides oversight for the 1hope4africa.co.za mercy ministry. From 1998 to 2000 Joshua taught Biblical Counselling courses at The Master’s college in the USA. More recently, he has been involved in teaching in a pastoral training program here in South Africa. He has co-authored three books with his father, Wayne Mack.
Sybrand de Swardt
Sybrand de Swardt is pastor at Lynnwood Baptist Church. He is a graduate of the Baptist Seminary in Cape Town and has been in the pastorate for 10 years. Several years ago, he completed an intensive two year program in biblical counseling under Dr. Wayne Mack. He is in the final phases of completing his MABC in Biblical Counseling at The Masters College. He has done extensive counseling at LBC. He also teaches counseling related issues at SMTI with Dr. Wayne Mack.
Martyn Beets is the pastor of the Evangelies-Gereformeerde Kerk in Hermanus. He graduated from the Seminary of the Evangelies- Gereformeerde Kerk; completed the masters degree in Biblical Counselling at The Master’s College, and is currently busy with a PhD at North West University. Martyn has been practicing biblical counselling for the last ten years as part of his ministry responsibilities and has presented family enrichment courses.