Academic Staff


Dr David Smith

BBus, BMin, MA(Th), DTh
College Principal & Lecturer

David, currently the Principal of Perth Bible College, has a background in a variety of business, pastoral and teaching roles. He is involved in leadership, training, preaching and overseas mission, having a heart for people to be gripped by God’s grace and equipped for a life of passionate service. In his capacity as Principal, David lectures in the fields of Pastoral Ministry, Leadership, Preaching, Theology and Hermeneutics. Cross culturally, he has been involved in leading short term mission teams and in leading Pastor’s Conferences in Cambodia. At present David is undertaking Doctoral studies in Practical Theology, seeking to develop a church evaluation model that incorporates, integrates and aligns both the essence and expression aspects of the church. David came to PBC from Tasmania with his wife and three children.


Dr Andre van Oudtshoorn

BA, BD, Dip Th, DTh
Academic Dean & Lecturer

Previously Andre has served as a Church pastor and as a TV director. Originally from South Africa he has lectured in many lands and seeks to place Christ as the central focus in all he teaches and lives.


Dr Peter Elliott

Cert IV TAA, BA, BD, MTh(Hons), PhD
Dean of Studies & Lecturer

Peter’s qualifications are in Church History, focusing on the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. He has lectured Church History, New Testament Greek and other subjects in Bible Colleges for 18 years, is married to Deborah and they have two teenage sons.


Rev Dr David Shaw

BSc, GradDipEd, MDiv, DTh
Dean of Flexible Learning & Lecturer

David spent eight years in Korea completing an MDiv and pastoring several churches. David recently completed his PhD in the New Testament at the University of Exeter in the UK. He is married to Becky and they have three young children.


Mr Basie van Rooyen

BA (Th), BA (Hons) BD, MTh
Property Manager & Lecturer

Basie and his wife Hanlie have extensive ministry and pastoral experience. He has a background in Hebrew and Old Testament studies in which he lectures. Basie also manages our College facilities and our distance education resources.


Mrs Hanlie van Rooyen

TAE Cert IV, BA, GradDipEd (Secondary), MTh
Compliance/Flexible Learning/Lecturer

Apart from 25+ years of experience in church youth work, Hanlie has been a secondary school teacher for 9 years, teaching Christian Studies and Mathematics.


Mrs Gillian Dixon

DipMin, B Min
Dean of Students/Chaplain/Lecturer

Gillian has been in involved in pastoral ministry for 30 years and chaplaincy for nearly a decade. Gillian has recently completed qualifications for a Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy and Counselling and is currently completing her Masters. Gillian is passionate about pastoral care and counselling and thoroughly enjoys lecturing.


Dr David G. Michie


David is the director of Journeylines Counselling & Training Services and has over 20 years of counselling experience. He has been a lecturer for PBC for many years and has a desire for people to know, explore and live the realness of Jesus in all of life.

Support Staff


Mrs Kari Minetto

BSc (Hons) Bus Admin
College Administrator

Kari grew up in Norway, and moved to Australia in 2003. She is married to Marcel and they have 3 boys. Kari oversees the office.


Mrs Sarah Park

BA (Bus)
Office Assistant

Sarah, origninally from South Korea, studied business before coming to Perth with her husband Samuel and their two children. Sarah is part of the JDM mission organisation which reaches out to university students. Sarah works in the office at the College part time.


Mrs Judy Smith


Judy is a gifted musician, the wife of David and the mother of Daniel, Aidan and Kaila. Judy, who previously worked for Australia Post, is a passionate book lover and now works as the College Librarian.


Mr Nicholas van Oudtshoorn

BCM (Hons), MDiv
Systems Administrator

Nick has a background in systems administration. As well as serving us in the IT sphere he is also pastoring a church. Nick works for us part time to ensure all that our IT services are functioning and improving.