The GVF is managed by an Oversight Committee comprising:
|Denesh Divyanathan is the Senior Pastor of The Crossing Church. By the grace of God the church has grown to about 1,000 people on Sundays in three congregations now from just 16 adults in 2009. As Senior Pastor Denesh sets the direction for the church, leads its preaching team, is involved in the church’s Gospel 360 training scheme, and serves regionally with the church’s various mission partners. Denesh is also the President of Project Timothy Singapore, the Chairman of the Evangelical Theological College of Asia, and is on the team of trainers for Leadership Resources International, a global partnership involved in equipping local pastors in expository preaching. Denesh trained for Christian ministry at Moore Theological College in Sydney (BTh) and did his Research Masters (ThM) at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to that he had read Economics (BSc Econs) at the London School of Economics. As an overseas scholar with Singapore Press Holdings, Denesh worked as a finance journalist with The Straits Times covering news related to macroeconomics as well as the electronics and telecommunications industries. Denesh is married to Deborah and they have three children.
|Ronald Tan is a Deacon at The Crossing Church. He serves as one of the leaders of the church’s Seniors ministry. He was previously the Executive Director of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). Prior to joining SIM, Ronald held senior appointments in several government ministries under the Administrative Service before becoming Senior Vice-President and Head of Group Human Resources at the United Overseas Bank Group. Ronald was previously a Board Director and member of the Establishment and Audit Committees of NTUC First Campus. He is also a member of the HR Committee of Focus on the Family. Some of his previous board appointments and governance roles include SIM University Education Fund Trustees and Training Industry Skills & Training Council. Ronald graduated with first class honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology on a Singapore Government Overseas Merit Scholarship and has an MBA from the National University of Singapore.
Ronald’s Taoist family and catholic schooling background led to his earlier utilitarian notion of God as a 3-in-1 deity, not quite the Holy Trinity but that of a policeman waiting to catch him doing wrong, a Santa Claus who brought him gifts if he behaved well and a Superman to his rescue in his moments of desperation. By the grace of God, Ronald got serious in the Word of God, the Bible, through the encouragement of an Elder in his former church. That started him on his pilgrimage of discipleship in Christ to seek and walk under God’s will rather than his self-will. Ronald is happily married to Ai Tee and they have two children.
|Andy Seah is a Deacon at The Crossing Church. He advises the church on HR and financial matters. Andy currently works in the senior management team of a large government agency. He studied Economics at the London School of Economics (BSc Econs and MSc Econs) and obtained the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management, which equipped him for a career in public policy, human resources and finance.
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. He believes strongly in 2 Timothy 2:2 on the importance of training up faithful gospel workers who are excellent in handling the Bible and are able to teach others also. Andy is happily married to Ellen, whom he met at work, and they have two sons.