Our leaders teach us from God’s word, the Bible, and guide us spiritually to keep on choosing Christ each and every day.
They are not perfect in any way, but they exist as transparent models for us of what the Christian life is meant to look like.
In his former life, Denesh used to report on facts of a quarterly or annual financial significance in his capacity as a business journalist for The Straits Times. But he has traded that in to report on facts of an eternal spiritual significance as founding pastor of The Crossing Church.
Denesh read Economics at The London School of Economics (BSc Econs). He trained for theology Down Under at Moore Theological College (BTh) and then pursued a Research Masters at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois (ThM).
He is married to Deborah and they have three children, Ethan, Elijah and Emma. Denesh is a long-suffering fan of Liverpool Football Club…but he knows that in Christ, he will truly never walk alone!
Denesh is also President of Project Timothy.
Chris was brought up attending Sunday School and church but it wasn’t until university that he began to grasp the gospel and its implications for his life. That made him put his plans to be a world famous lawyer (in his dreams) on hold to test whether full-time gospel ministry was right for him. He taught the gospel to students in Cambridge, UK before joining the staff of Crossing as an associate in 2010.
In 2013, he went back to the UK to receive formal training for ministry at Oak Hill Theological (UK) and he is now serving as an assistant pastor at The Crossing Church.
Chris has had the joy of being married to Ting since September 2015. He is a notional fan of Manchester United but is, in truth, more interested in the fortunes of his fantasy football team.
Chris is a Pastor-Elder for the 9am Congregation.
Stuart is from the UK. He became a Christian while studying at University College London as he read the bible with a friend and became convinced he was who Jesus said he was (a sinner) and Jesus was who He said He is (Lord and Saviour). He studied history there for almost eight years gaining his PhD in 2008, but after that devoted himself full time to telling other people His story.
Stuart trained for Christian ministry as an Associate at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London, before moving to Singapore to work for the Crossing Church in 2010. There he met and married Chew-Chern. Then they moved to Sydney, where Stuart studied at Moore Theological College (BTh), before returning to Singapore in 2015.
He enjoys devouring TV series on DVD, running, squash and, very occasionally, watching Arsenal.
Stuart is a Pastor-Elder for the 9am Congregation.
Andy became a Christian at 12 years old after hearing the gospel at a Christmas event. Despite many years of doubts as a Christian during his teenage years, Andy held on to the faith and only seriously investigated the claims of the Bible during his university years. Since then, convinced of the authenticity of the Bible and the gospel, Andy no longer doubts the truth of God’s Word and recognizes the Lordship of Jesus in his life.
An economist by training, Andy works in the government and applied his economics knowledge to fiscal policies in the early part of his working life. He now applies the same economics knowledge to human resources and finance areas for his organization as well as for the church.
Andy is happily married to Ellen, whom he met at work, and they have two young twin sons, Julian and Ryan.
Hsu Li Chuan
After spending much of his life trying to be god of his own life and dismissing Christianity as placebo for the weak, Li Chuan accepted Christ in university when confronted with the truths of God’s word and his need for repentance and forgiveness. He is a firm believer in the rule of law as a practicing lawyer, but also marvels and gives thanks for the amazing grace of God as most aptly displayed through the person of Jesus Christ.
Apart from running the race that God set for him as a Christian, Li Chuan enjoys pounding the streets of Singapore in the wee hours of the morning to make up for his love for food, as well as spacing out in front of the television with Hong Kong or Taiwanese films running in the background.
Li Chuan is married to Hui Ling and blessed with three boys, Evan, Caleb and Joash.
Board of Reference
The board consists of four godly men who provide counsel, advice and pastoral accountability to the leadership of The Crossing Church. It has no executive functions.
The board members are:
Rev William Taylor, Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London, UK
Rev David Jackman, Former President of The Proclamation Trust, UK
Rev Dr Peter O’Brien, Senior Research Fellow at Moore Theological College, Australia
Rev Andrew Reid, Principal at Evangelical Theological College of Asia, Singapore