Board of Directors

SMTI was established in 2010 and exists to promote excellence in Biblical Counselling in the local church in South Africa by training and equipping pastors and other Christians in the theologically accurate and practical use of Scripture in understanding and solving the problems of people, and thus promoting growth in and usefulness for Christ in the Church and the world.

Dr. Wayne Mack
Dr. Wayne MackFounder
Wayne Mack is a graduate of Wheaton College, Philadelphia Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary as well as having done extensive graduate studies at La Salle University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Seminary. Dr Mack was chairman of the graduate and undergraduate counselling programmes at The Master’s University and Seminary in Los Angeles, California. He currently serves as an Elder at Lynnwood Baptist Church and is the Director of ACBC Africa. Dr. Mack has been inducted into the highest level of membership in the ACBC, and has authored 26 books on counselling issues.
Pr. Sybrand de Swardt
Pr. Sybrand de SwardtDirector
Sybrand de Swardt is Pastor of Lynnwood Baptist Church in Pretoria where he serves with Dr Mack, and is the Director of SMTI. Pastor Sybrand has completed his MA in Biblical Counselling from The Master’s University and is in the process of doing research for his PhD at the North West University. He has both taught extensively on counselling related issues at SMTI as well as done extensive counselling.
Cillié Malan
Cillié MalanChief Financial Officer
Cillié Malan has been a Senior Software developer and team leader at Retro Rabbit Professional Services since 2010. He specializes in software systems architecture and development and has experience in integrating large software systems within an enterprise environment. He has his BA in Computer Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Cillié serves as a Deacon as well as Treasurer of Lynnwood Baptist Church.