Aubrey Sequeira - Senior Pastor
Aubrey and his wife Nishika were born and raised in Chennai, India. Aubrey was a rock musician before the Lord saved him. After completing his Bachelor's in Engineering, Aubrey worked in the IT industry for several years while engaging in bi-vocational ministry and church planting. In 2010, following the Lord's call to vocational ministry, Aubrey enrolled at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he completed an M.Div and a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology while serving a local church in various capacities. Aubrey and Nishika love spending time with people, understanding new cultures, and trying new ethnic foods. They have been blessed with three delightful little girls.
Will Barkley - Associate Pastor
Since 2015, Will has served in cross-cultural church planting and pastoring in Indonesia and the USA. Before his arrival in Abu Dhabi, Will served as the associate pastor for outreach and theological education at Indian Trail Church in Spokane, WA. While at ITC, he was directly involved with pastoral residency and internship programs focused on training pastors to serve throughout the Pacific Northwest Region. Will holds a Master of Divinity degree from Bethlehem College & Seminary and currently serves as a board member of Gulf Theological Seminary. Will is married to Theresa and they have three wonderful children.
Christian Lwanda - Associate Pastor
Christian was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. The Lord saved him as a teenager, and he has been most at home in or around the church ever since. He has a BA in Psychology and is currently pursuing an M.Div in Biblical & Theological Studies. Christian has worked as a pastor in several churches in Kenya and in South Africa. After doing his pastoral internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, USA, he continued serving his church in Nairobi before coming to Abu Dhabi. Christian is married to Sheila, and together the Lord has blessed them with two wonderful boys. He enjoys music, movies, rugby, interacting with people from different cultures, and pranking his friends and workmates.
Ben Zamora - Associate Pastor
Ben grew up in California in the USA. At the age of 18, the Lord gave him a heart for missions and serving the local church overseas. He received a BA in Church Leadership & World Missions. Over the years, he has served in various capacities within the local church, but especially in youth ministries and he loves working with students & parents. After moving to Colorado, Ben met Camryn and they married in 2006. They have four wonderful children. Ben is an extrovert and a foodie. He loves meeting people, being adventurous, camping, hunting, and anything outdoors, but more than anything, he loves spending time with his family.
Jherssey Ang - Office Coordinator
Jherssey was born and raised in the Philippines. She married Ruther Paul in 2015 and they have two children, Zyrel and Zion. She graduated in 2008 with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She came to faith in Christ during her teenage years and has served in missions and church planting as a volunteer nurse. She moved to Abu Dhabi with Ruther Paul in 2015 and became a member of ECC in 2016.
Innah Teodoro - Communications Coordinator
Innah was born and raised in the Philippines but has spent the majority of her teen years living in Abu Dhabi. In 2018, she graduated from Abu Dhabi University with a degree in Mass Communication specializing in Broadcast Journalism. Innah became a member of ECC in 2017. She enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, and taking photos.
Yolleth Trujillo - Children's Ministry Coordinator
Yolleth was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. She married Devon in 2009 and they have two girls, Jovianne and Julianne. She came to faith in her teenage years. After finishing her Engineering degree she moved to Aruba. Over there she started to get involved in Missions Ministry, also being active on numerous Vacation Bible School for kids at her home church. She and her family have been living in Abu Dhabi since 2013 and she has been serving in Awana since 2014. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and snorkeling.
Catherine Bandong - Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant
Catherine was born and raised in the Philippines. She married Ian Carlo in February 2022. She came to faith in Christ during her teenage years and served in the Kids Ministry, assisting in the Sunday Services, back in her home church. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Financial & Management Accounting and has worked in Bahrain for a few years. She moved to Abu Dhabi and joined ECC in May 2021. Currently, she is in the Marhaba Ministry, loving the opportunity to meet, greet and serve people. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the piano, and going camping.
Jeevan Babu Chityala - Pastoral Apprentice, 2022-2023
Jeevan was born in India and brought up in a Christian family in Telangana. God saved him in his teenage years. For many years he did not know good teaching and healthy church life, but the Lord helped him meet other brothers who showed him sound, Biblical teaching. Ever since, he has served in a local church in Sircilla District, where he eventually became an elder before coming to ECC to become a pastoral apprentice. Jeevan is married to Prashanthi and they have two wonderful children, Gladys and Leon. He loves reading books and listening to music.
Nigussie Yadete - Church-Planting Pastor
Nigussie Yadete was born and raised in Ethiopia. He is a loving husband to Genet, and father to Metsnanat (22), Henok (20), and Samuel (12). Nigussie was saved in 1992 when he heard the gospel from a friend in university. He completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics and moved to Abu Dhabi for work. While working as a researcher for the Abu Dhabi government, Nigussie served faithfully and fruitfully as an elder of ECC for nearly 5 years. He also completed a Masters in Theological Studies (online) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2021, he resigned his job, and came on staff with ECC as a pastoral apprentice. He has also completed an internship at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, and is now preparing to be sent by ECC to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to plant a gospel-preaching Amharic church there.