Leadership Team

Pastoral Team

David R. King

Lead Pastor

David serves as the lead pastor at ECB. He and his wife Ty were sent to ECB in 2010 by a local church in the USA where they had pastored for 15 years. David has served as a church-planter in Thailand from 1984-1992 and arrived in Bangkok for a second time to serve with the pastoral team at ECB. They have 6 children and 6 grandchildren living in the United States. David and Ty bring with them a love for Asia and a desire to see ECB become a blessing to the city, a resource to the church in the region and an equipper of expats to be disciples throughout the earth. 

René Dekker

Pastor of Worship Arts & Church Administration

René is from the Netherlands and together with his family he came to Thailand in the summer of 2016. After 20 years in the international corporate marketplace, God led René into full-time ministry by calling him to join the pastoral team at ECB in January 2018. Since the early 2000's, René has been actively involved in worship arts ministries in and outside the local church and he also served in various other church leadership roles. Rene is married to Gonneke and together with their 3 daughters they have a passion for Jesus, people, sports and (good) food!

Kevin Moua

Pastor of Student Life

Kevin and his wife Jill have two children, and Kevin currently serves as Pastor of Student Life here at ECB. He joined the ECB team in 2009 and Jill previously served as the CrossTown Children’s Ministry Leader but is presently serving alongside Kevin in the Student Ministries as well as leading visitation teams to the Immigration Detention Center. Both Mouas have a passion for discipleship, fellowship, food and board games. 

Steve Odera

Pastor of LIFE Groups

Steve and his wife Liz joined the pastoral team in December of 2015 after having previously served at ECB in various capacities for over four years.  Steve and Liz hail from Kenya and have the pleasure of developing, coordinating and leading LIFE Groups, in addition to their involvement in the Men’s and Women’s ministries.  What was supposed to be a six-month stint in Bangkok has turned out to be a love affair with Thailand of more than eight years, primarily because of what they see God doing in and through the Thai people around them. 

Dennis Whalen

Pastor of Mission and Communications

Dennis, who is from the United States and his wife Patty joined the team of ECB in August of 2018. Dennis serves as the pastor of Mission and Communications and is privileged to work with several Ministry Partners throughout the city of Bangkok and throughout the world. Dennis and Patty have three married children and eight grandchildren.  Dennis and Patty have a heart to minister together here in Bangkok and help to prepare ECB for the return of Christ. Serving at ECB is a dream come true for them. 

Ministry Leaders

Gonneke Dekker

CrossTown Children’s Ministry

Gonneke and her family came to Bangkok in 2016. She joined the ECB leadership team in January 2019 as ministry leader of CrossTown children’s ministry. In her home country the Netherlands, Gonneke was vocationally engaged in the care for (special needs) children and she has for the past 15 years served in children’s ministries. Gonneke is passionate about discipling children to have them grow into a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus.

Janice Johnson

Koinonia Welcome Team

Janice arrived in Bangkok in April of 2015 and immediately started attending ECB. The welcome that she received, a simple hello and a smile from the Koinonia team, impacted her so deeply that she soon joined this ministry. Not long after, Janice became the ministry leader of the Koinonia team and has led the team since. Janice wants to make everyone feel as welcomed as she did in those early days. Stop by and visit the team at the Welcome table in the lower level of ECB.

Ty King

Prayer Ministry and Adult Discipleship 

Ty came to Bangkok with her husband David to serve at ECB in 2010. Ty currently is the Ministry Leader for both Adult Discipleship and all prayer ministries. Strong Biblical teaching and prayer are keys to everything that takes place at ECB and Ty adds a love for these two ministries that is very contagious. 

Patty Whalen

Oasis Women's Ministry

Patty is a missionary kid from Vietnam and she loves everything about Asia. She has been instrumental in children’s ministries over the years. However, discipling women and helping them find out exactly who they are in Christ is her passion now. Patty loves leading the Oasis Women’s Ministry at ECB, working with the leadership team of Oasis and growing together with the ladies of ECB. 

Darryl Libres

Men's Ministry

Darryl and his wife Lorraine along with their three daughters moved from the Philippines to Thailand in 2013 and joined ECB in October of 2016. After participating in several men’s group activities, Darryl felt a burden to play an active role in building up men at ECB and has been serving as the Men’s Ministry Leader since 2018. He is grateful to be able to partner with the Church in building God’s Kingdom in Thailand—a nation that is hungry for Jesus. 

Elders

S H Lim

Business Consultant

Larry S. Persons

Business Coach and Consultant

Paul Muri

Teacher

Lim Shien Kwok

Bank Manager

Edwin Hawson

Marketplace Executive

Travis Smith

Missionary

Joseph Kuruvila

IT Executive

Howard Tsang

Marketplace Executive

Deacons

Siree Chanyaputhipong

Trainer & Coach

Rosel Fetalco

Teacher

Shirley Mark Prabhu

Programme Specialist

Janice Johnson

Retiree

Fongchan Suksaneh

Attorney-at-law

John Divakar

Director of Finance