Mawonga Phaphile Celesi
Head of BM Missions Department & Principal of NBI

I am saved by grace. Passionate about doing ministry in partnership. I am in the process of becoming what God wants me to be. Personal growth experience and passions: Radio presenting, book writing, teaching and studying Theology. My motivation is derived from: God, family (wife & children), people and life itself. Personal Prayer: South Africa must be a better place, where inequality and injustice is reduced to ZERO level. Reflecting in my name Mawonga has the meaning ‘Honours.’ Conducting ministry for God is an HONOUR  and something I treasure every day.

Contact: 021 864 8224

Val Hamann
Missions Coordinator

Val Hamann lives in the beautiful valley of Wellington and is an author of six of our prison ministry programs. She coordinates the mission department at NBI. She studied pastoral care and advanced counselling and is currently studying the NBI course. Val also assists NBI with pastoral counselling via correspondence to prisoners.

Contact: 021 864 8225

Nkululeko Pelem
NBI Registrar

Nkululeko is originally from Mthatha, but now lives in Wellington. He has a diploma in financial management. Nkululeko is passionate about helping people and giving the best service he can, to ensure that people get the information and books they need. He loves the outdoors and watching sports.

Contact: 021 864 8258

Botlhe Jeremiah Sesoko
NBI Program Coordinator

Botlhe is passionate about serving our communities, which includes facilitating NBI and Sokhanya courses. His dream is to see lives being changed and transformed for the kingdom of God. His motto is ‘Nothing in life was ever achieved without enthusiasm,’ and his favorite bible verse Philippians 4:13.

Contact: 021 864 8232

Mercial Adonis
Prison Ministry Coordinator

Mercial Adonis is a passionate mom that loves nature and the ocean. She coordinates the prison department at NBI since 2004. She issues prison ministry books and the certificates to prisoners once they have completed the programs. Her job gives her great satisfaction as she experiences first-hand how God radically transforms the lives of prisoners on a daily basis.

Contact: 021 864 8234

Jackie Isaacs
Production and Distribution Coordinator

Jackie finds it a privilege to produce study material as an end product which is sent to students, in order for them to be spiritually filled and encouraged to study. Her passion is to be in the presence of God, through singing, praise and worship every day of her life.

Contact: 021 864 8285

NBI Staff

NBI Regional representatives
Rev Koos Kriel (Mpumalanga)
Contact number: 0845001082

Pastor Selbie Nhlanhla Goqo (KwaZulu-Natal)
Contact number: 0824718731

Pastor Edward Ndebele (Free State)  
Contact number: 0725161565