Senior Pastor – Elder
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. 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.
Pastor – Elder (Congregations)
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 before returning to serve at The Crossing in October 2016. 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 and attends the 10:30am Congregation.
Pastor – Elder (Training)
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 and attends the 9am Congregation.
Pastor – Elder (Family & Marriage)
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 2 children. Family favorite hangouts include Mandai Zoo, bouldering gyms, West Coast Park, and our living cum board games room!
Kenneth is a Pastor-Elder and attends the 1030am Congregation
Hsu Li Chuan
Lim Zhi Yang
Kien Nguan Tee
Ai Peng New
Joon Jae Park
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, Pastor for Discipleship & Training at Cross & Crown, Melbourne