Staff Team


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.

Pastor-Elder

Denesh Divyanathan

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.

Administration

Charmaine Ng

Even though she attended a Catholic school, Charmaine was never truly interested in religion and preferred to think of herself as a “Free Thinker”. However, a number of life events conspired to bring her to Christ, in whom she now finds absolute joy and contentment. Charmaine, who’s affectionately known as Char, is the The Crossing Church’s administrator but she also dabbles in freelance writing (she’s been in the industry for 8 years and counting). She’s happily married to her best friend, Wenhao, who also attends The Crossing’s 430pm service.

Charmaine is an administrator of the The Crossing Church.


9am Congregation

Chris Prekop

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 for the 9am congregation.

Stuart Morgan

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 for the 9am congregation.

Wallace Chin

Wallace is better known as Wally. After years of struggling through organized education, Wally managed to graduate from university as a physiotherapist, and worked in the National University Hospital for 3 years. Wally left physiotherapy to enter full-time ministry because he became convinced that people need fixing of their broken relationship with God more than they need fixing of their broken muscles.

Wally loves fishing immensely. In fact, Wally was born to fish, but unfortunately his parents forced him to go to school. Wally’s other hobbies are building computers, supporting the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, and roasting meat on the BBQ. Wally is married to Liz, whom he loves dearly. In their free time, Wally and Liz like to unwind by watching TV shows and movies.

Wally serves in the 9am congregation and 4pm congregations.


1130am Congregation

Edric Kwok

In his previous job, Edric used to work in the healthcare industry as an operations executive where he aimed to provide the best care for patients. He then decided to make the transition into Gospel 360, knowing that the best care people can have is the gospel! In the next two years, he seeks to better understand and deepen his knowledge of the gospel.

Edric also recently got married to Janice, whom he met while studying in Brisbane. Together, they enjoy chilling and catching up with friends, keeping the house clean and finding cheap deals for future holidays!

Edric serves in the 11.30am congregation.

David Avila

By the grace of God and through the bold, patient testimony of fellow students, Dav first placed his trust in Christ as a fresher at university. While he can no longer remember much from his lectures, the Biblical foundations he received from his university church more than justify the student loans he continues to pay off.

He spent two of the best years of his life learning how to read and teach God’s word as an Associate at St Helen’s Church Bishopsgate in London. He subsequently led the International Student Ministry at St Helen’s for four years.

Dav is married to the lovely Stephanie (with whom he has enjoyed the other best years of his life!) and in his spare time enjoys playing board games, watching American college football (normally on his own) and sitting in heavily air-conditioned environments.

Dav joined the Crossing Church staff at the beginning of 2017 where he helps to serve the 11:30 congregation.

Kenneth Lo

Kenneth’s journey to becoming a Christian began with a playful desire to mock Christianity. However, self-reading of the Bible led quickly to attending Christian public lectures and conferences during his university days. His mad love for engineering and his pursuit of a Bachelor in Engineering ended as his world got turned upside-down (rather right-side up!) by the gospel of Jesus.

Kenneth stopped engineering, worked and saved, found a wife who loves Jesus, did ministry apprenticeship and theological studies in Sydney, and headed to Kuala Lumpur in 2011, where he served as a pastor at St Mary’s Anglican Cathedral for 6 years before relocating to Singapore in 2017.

He is husband to Vivian and father to Samantha and Elliott. Family favorite hangouts include Mandai Zoo, bouldering gyms, West Coast Park, and our living cum board games room!

Kenneth serves as the Family Pastor in the Crossing and serves in the 1130am congregation.


4pm Congregation

Jeremy Ong

Jeremy grew up dreaming of playing soccer for a living. When he was older, he reluctantly admitted that some dreams remain just that. Instead, he studied sociology at NUS. After graduation, he worked for the Singapore Boys Hostel before starting on the Gospel 360 ministry training scheme. He still loves soccer, but also enjoys reading and dreams of the perfect world that Jesus will bring. He knows that this dream will not remain unfulfilled, unlike his footballing dream!

Jeremy is married to Sarah and is glad to work and rest and journey through life together with her.

Jeremy serves in the 4pm congregation.

Sarah Ong

After graduating from NUS with a Social Work degree, Sarah thought she was in a dream job which is a marriage of both her passion – coffee and working with youths. She worked as a counselor cum barista in a cafe, with the hope of giving youths-at-risk a new lease of life.

However, she realized that the one true hope which she can offer lies in the gospel of Jesus. This made her want to give up her job to be involved in the Gospel 360 training scheme so as to be more effective in bringing this hope to all.

Sarah enjoys taking long strolls with her husband, Jeremy, and bursting into songs at home with him.

Sonja Graml

Sonja was born in Germany, then raised in Australia, and has called Singapore home the last few years. Having so many different earthly homes, she’s always reminded that her true and lasting citizenship is in heaven, and for this she is extremely thankful.

She trained as a radiographer, and then re-trained at Moore Theological College to be equipped for Word ministry. She loves campus ministry in particular, and spends half her time with university students, as well as serving at The Crossing. Come and say hi to her on a Sunday if you’re visiting- she’s an extrovert who would love to meet you!

Sonja is a Woman’s Worker for the 4pm congregation.

Dave Shaw

Dave studied Maths at Durham University, before completing a two-year ministry training course in his home town of Blackburn. He then worked for six years for a travel company doing online marketing, spending four years in Manchester and then a two-year spell in Singapore.

In 2012, he left the marketing world to study theology in London at Oak Hill College.

Dave, his wife Helen, and his two young children, Florence and Benjamin, recently moved to Singapore and love the weather and food which are both better here than in the UK, but they miss British desserts! In his spare time Dave enjoys playing piano, board games and Xbox, as well as watching films with Helen.

Dave spends his time teaching and training university students in the gospel. He also serves in the 4pm congregation.

Samuel Chan

Aside from day-dreaming what he could argue in a courtroom while watching legal dramas, Sam used to teach university students how to sue wrongdoers for compensation at the National University of Singapore. Sam had read Law and Asian Studies Down Under at the Australian National University. Not forgetting he has Jesus the Advocate who is interceding for him in God’s courtroom, Sam now teaches university students God’s mercy and justice. Sam is also a Gospel 360 trainee at The Crossing Church.

Sam serves in the 4pm congregation.