René Dekker

Lead Pastor

I am from the Netherlands, and I came with my family to Thailand in 2016. Although our plan was to stay in Bangkok for just a year, God had something else in mind. After 20 years in the corporate marketplace, God called me into full-time ministry and I joined ECB’s pastoral team in January 2018. Three and a half years later, God called me as Lead Pastor.

I have been married to Gonneke since 2000 and we have three teenage daughters – Emma, Elize, and Noortje. When I’m not on the church campus or in the city meeting up with people, you may find me riding my road bicycle somewhere upcountry or cooking and eating some good food with friends and family.
The huge potential to make disciples of the nations in the city of Bangkok and the unity in cultural diversity when worshiping Jesus as a church are just two of the reasons why I am so passionate about participating in God’s work at ECB.