Pelham completed qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Bible and Theology; Professional, Theological and Social Ethics; Education and Contextual Counselling. He joined SATS in 2006 as part of the full-time faculty. He has taught at tertiary level and has successfully supervised Bachelor Honours and Masters of Theology, as well as MA in Development Studies students. He has also pastored for the last 20 years in different pastoral roles. As an educator and counsellor Pelham is registered with the South African Council of Educators (SACE) and as a Counsellor Specialist with the Council of Counsellors South Africa (CCSA). Pelham is married to Sharon and they share the love of two children Bevan and Kelsey. He is a sports-loving person and uses his spare time to watch either live sport in person or on television.