WHO WE ARE

ABOUT OUR CHURCH


Who We Are



FIND OUT ABOUT OUR CHURCH FAMILY


At Westside Family Fellowship we seek to follow God in our daily lives and in our church services. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and place a high priority on worship. While we are open to any current move of God, we will, ‘test all things and hold fast to that which is true’ (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21).

Perhaps one of the most defining scriptures in the past fifty years relating to the body of Christ is Luke 5:37-39: “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, “The old is good enough.”

Here, Jesus makes an important statement about the tendency of man to always prefer the past, the predictable, and the comfortable. At Westside Family Fellowship we honor what God has done in previous generations that has brought us to our present place. But we will never say, “The old is good enough.” We will always seek to follow God in this present hour. In that sense we are always on a journey. If you share that same desire and want to journey with us, then come join us.


SERVICE TIMES

Sundays at 10:30am in the main Auditorium.
10:00am – Join us for free coffee in the lobby, Prayer in the library

LOCATION

We are located in the Westgate area just off Highway 16 west of beautiful Prince George B.C.
(3791 Highway 16 West Prince George, British Columbia, Canada V2N 5P8)


OUR MISSION

To see all people become part of God’s family.


OUR VISION

Family is at the heart of our name because family is at the heart of our mission. We are a spiritual family in submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We desire healing, wholeness, and spiritual growth based on biblical principles and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

We are dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ by releasing believers to impact our community and our world according to the gifts God has given them.

In keeping with the analogy of a family being made up of children, parents, and grandparents, we encourage inter-generational relationships in all of the practical expressions of our mission and vision.


PRACTICAL EXPRESSIONS OF OUR MISSION AND VISION:


  • Worship in large and small gatherings
  • Small group Bible Studies
  • Seasonal Church wide teaching times
  • the ministry of Westside Academy, our k-12 independent school
  • youth ministry opportunities
  • small group parenting and marriage courses
  • Home Groups for various ages and life situations
  • Men’s and Ladies’ retreats
  • Annual Family Camp
  • College and Careers group
  • Personal and Corporate prayer
  • One on One Counselling

OUR STAFF

MARLO JOHNSON

SENIOR PASTOR

Marlo Johnson began his ministry in Prince George on May 1979 as an associate. July of 2002 he became the Senior Pastor of Westside Family Fellowship. Marlo and his wife Tricia have been married 38 years.They have two sons: The eldest son Mark and his wife Cathy have two daughters: Elisa and Aliina. Jordan, and his wife Daniela, have three daughters- Mila, Sofija, and Mattie.

DIRK HAISTE

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Dirk Haiste joined the staff at Westside in 2008 as an associate in Pastoral Care. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Arleen, for 26 years, and they have one daughter, Julia.

MARLENE BECK

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Marlene Beck has served as administrative assistant at Westside Family Fellowship since 1985. Marlene and her husband Jerry have been married for 41 years. Son, Darrell and his wife, Jenn along with their children, Liam and Kaitlin reside in Prince George, BC. Daughter, Beverly, her husband Tony and their children Kaden, Jasmine, and Levi currently reside in Dawson Creek, BC.

BERNIE LEGAULT

BUILDING & PROPERTY

Bernie Legault began full time at Westside in February 2007. His responsibility is to oversee the building and property. Bernie and Marg have been married for 18 years and they have a large extended family.

ARLO JOHNSON

PASTOR

Pastor Arlo Johnson began his ministry in Prince George in November 1978 and continued in fulltime ministry until July 2002. He continues to relate to the leaders of Westside Family Fellowship in an advisory capacity and is involved in serving at the Prince George Chateau. Pastor Arlo's passion for truth continues to overflow into writing, as he has published 7 books, at last count!! Pastor Arlo is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Emmaus House; a home for seniors in PG who have need of assisted living accommodation. He and Glenna have been married for over 62 years. They have four sons and have been blessed with many grandchildren and several great grandchildren

MARLO JOHNSON

SENIOR PASTOR

Marlo Johnson began his ministry in Prince George on May 1979 as an associate. July of 2002 he became the Senior Pastor of Westside Family Fellowship. Marlo and his wife Tricia have been married 38 years.They have two sons: The eldest son Mark and his wife Cathy have two daughters: Elisa and Aliina. Jordan, and his wife Daniela, have three daughters- Mila, Sofija, and Mattie.

DIRK HAISTE

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Dirk Haiste joined the staff at Westside in 2008 as an associate in Pastoral Care. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Arleen, for 26 years, and they have one daughter, Julia.

MARLENE BECK

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Marlene Beck has served as administrative assistant at Westside Family Fellowship since 1985. Marlene and her husband Jerry have been married for 41 years. Son, Darrell and his wife, Jenn along with their children, Liam and Kaitlin reside in Prince George, BC. Daughter, Beverly, her husband Tony and their children Kaden, Jasmine, and Levi currently reside in Dawson Creek, BC.

BERNIE LEGAULT

BUILDING & PROPERTY

Bernie Legault began full time at Westside in February 2007. His responsibility is to oversee the building and property. Bernie and Marg have been married for 18 years and they have a large extended family.

ARLO JOHNSON

PASTOR

Pastor Arlo Johnson began his ministry in Prince George in November 1978 and continued in fulltime ministry until July 2002. He continues to relate to the leaders of Westside Family Fellowship in an advisory capacity and is involved in serving at the Prince George Chateau.Pastor Arlo's passion for truth continues to overflow into writing, as he has published 7 books, at last count!! His latest book is called Prairie Pioneers, which details the sovereignty of God in bringing families together resulting in his family and ministry.Pastor Arlo is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Emmaus House; a home for seniors in Prince George who have need of assisted living accommodation.He and Glenna have been married for 62 years. They have four sons and have been blessed with many grandchildren and several great grandchildren



BRIEF FROM HISTORY

In September, 1982, the first church services commenced in the Westside building at 3791 Hwy 16W in Prince George.  Bruce and Gwen Stratton gave leadership in the pioneering of this new congregation. They had come from Peterborough, Ontario, after Bruce graduated from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College. Bruce initially came to serve in a pastoral internship under Pastor Arlo Johnson at Prince George Pentecostal Tabernacle.

After the internship was completed, Bruce and Gwen oversaw the new work at Westside. Also in September of 1982, in the same building, the academy began with approximately 50 students, under the tutelage of Dale and Alberta Cummins.

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