ETCA Directors

ETCAsia was formed at the initiative of a group of Singaporean pastors from a variety of denominations who were seeking to equip people for ministry of the word in Singapore and Asia. These pastors are now the directors of the college, along with the Principal.

Ivan Chow

Ivan serves as Deputy Senior Pastor and Elder at Bethesda Church Bukit Arang, a multi-generational, multi-language church committed to growing gospel communities in Singapore and beyond through the clear & faithful proclamation of the gospel.

He trained as an engineer at Imperial College London (BEng) and Stanford University (MSc) before working to develop business in the ports industry. He trained for Christian ministry at Moore Theological College (BDiv). He is married to Agnes and they have five young children.

Denesh Divyanathan

Denesh is the founding pastor of The Crossing Church, a gospel-centered community committed to expository preaching and church planting. Denesh was formerly a journalist with The Straits Times.

He read Economics at The London School of Economics (BSc Econs) and has a Masters of Theology (ThM) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Foo Yuk Yee

Yuk Yee is the Senior Pastor of Living Praise Presbyterian Church, an attractive gospel community committed to making disciples through word and prayer in life. He loves seeing God transform people to look more like Jesus through the Spirit’s work as His Word is taught.

He enjoys running, cooking and playing the classical guitar. He graduated from Oxford University (MEng) and Moore Theological College (BTh). He is married to Karen and has three sons, Nicholas, Graeme and Toby.

Lincoln Mao

Lincoln is the Next Gen (Young Adults, Youth & Children) pastor at Bethesda Christian Centre. He used to teach junior college students history, now he teaches young people something far more important – the good news of Jesus Christ.

He graduated from NUS with a history degree and from Moore College with a theological degree (BTh). He’s married to his wife, Grace and has one son, Nathan.  

Andrew Ong

Andrew Ong was saved while studying in his final year of university.  He has been serving Christ in a fulltime capacity as associate pastor and senior pastor since 2000.  He has served as senior pastor of Bethany Trinity Presbyterian Church for more than 10 years.

He was previously a Chartered Accountant who has worked in Australia and Singapore. Married with two grown boys, his aim in life is to save souls and help them persevere them until Jesus Christ comes.

David Sankaran

David is a pastor at Kay Poh Road Baptist Church.  He oversees the Christian Education ministry of the whole church.  He is convinced of the power of the gospel to save and transform people, and is committed to proclaim it in all of Scripture and to apply its powerful message to all of life. 

David did medical research in the past. He received a BScApp. from the University of Queensland, a PhD from the University of Manchester and did further training at the University of Pennsylvania. He was equipped for full-time gospel ministry at Moore Theological College (BTh). David is married to Clare and they have two children, Zachary and Sophie.