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Thobekile NcubeThobekile Ncube

Current Church (or home church):Original Home Church is BICC Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Present: 2015 – 2021 BICC Mount Pleasant in Mount Joy, PA
Denomination: Brethren In Christ Church
Ministry Interests: Pastoral Care, Peacebuilding and leadership development
Geographic Preferences: Zimbabwe in Africa


  • Diploma in Theology from Ekuphileni Bible Institute – BICC Zimbabwe Bible School

  • BA in Theology from the Theological College of Zimbabwe


History in Ministry

  • 1999 – 2014 Sunday School Teacher, Preaching, Teaching, Mentor, and Counselling
  • 2003 – 2014 Secretary for Women Theologians in Africa
  • 2009 - 2015 Mennonite World Conference Delegate, and Assembly 2015 Conference Planning Committee

Special Ministry Interests

Empowering both the church and the communities with peacebuilding skills and resilience.

Call to Ministry

My parents divorced when I was little. I was then raised by a God-fearing maternal grandmother. She played a great role in instilling Christian values - prayer, studying the word and led me to fellowship with other believers almost every Sunday. Her lifestyle changed my whole life – she lived what she taught. There was a time when I had to leave for boarding school for my high school education.  We used to have mid-week , bible studies and Sunday services where we voluntarily attended with my peers.  That is when I made a commitment to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. As I grew up, I began to develop hunger for serving the Lord and that led me to our church bible school – where I was equipped for ministry and I started serving the Lord from then up to this day.

Ministry Passion


Seminary Experience

I appreciate the fact that my side of study is well balanced with what I am passionate about in ministry – the biblical and peacebuilding courses. Thankful for the tools I obtained at EMS.

What courses did you enjoy the most at EMS?

All my ministry specialization courses (peacebuilding courses – STAR 1 & 2,  Managing Congregational Conflicts, Forgiveness and Reconciliation).  They are very practical, and I believe they will meet the needs of the church and the society at large.

What thoughts would you like to share with those considering entering seminary?

I was working fulltime, had a family, church, school felt fulltime – the road was not easy but

Never give up, no matter how tough! I was reminded of some of my grandmother’s sayings:

  • Never give up, hard work pays off.
  • Teach yourself to always finish what you started!
  • Above all discipline, commitment and balance are good tools to keep throughout the journey!
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