Who We Are

About our church

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Nurture Community: A church that builds and functions through genuine relationships.

Strengthen Family: A church that supports and equips the family unit to be all that God has intended it to be.

Pursue Development: A church that provides a balanced approach to personal ministry that effectively brings wholeness and equipping to every individual so they may fulfill their God-given passion and calling.

Maximize Influence: A church that gives effective witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ through relevant and varied means.

Prioritize the Word: A church that inspires each other to love the Word of God and make it a part of their daily life.

Value the Church: A church that looks beyond itself appreciating the diversity of the body of Christ, promoting its unity and relating wherever possible.

Pursue God: A church that embraces the dynamic and supernatural activity of God in our personal lives and in our corporate gatherings.


  • Worship in large and small gatherings
  • Small group Bible studies
  • Seasonal church wide teaching times
  • 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 occur annually
  • Annual family camp
  • Young adult small group
  • Personal and corporate prayer
  • One on one counselling

The Westside Story


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Lucas Chance

Lead Pastor

Lucas Chance followed in the footsteps of his brother Randy by moving to Prince George in 2000.  He came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at the age of 16 and has been an integral part of Westside Family Fellowship since arriving here.  Lucas and his wife Ashley are parents of two sons, J.J. (Joshua) and Grady. After serving in many volunteer capacities he came on staff as an assistant Pastor in March of 2021.  In April of 2023 the Elders asked him to take on the role of Lead Pastor.


Marlo Johnson

Marlo began his ministry in Prince George in May of 1979, when he and his wife Trish, and their son Mark arrived to assist his father Pastor Arlo Johnson at the Prince George Pentecostal Tabernacle.  In the early ’80s, together with his father and many others, Marlo helped to establish a new church on the west side of the city which eventually became known as Westside Family Fellowship.  He has served in various ministry capacities at Westside ever since.
During his 43 years of ministry, Marlo has had the privilege to work with many other fine pastors and leaders, both at Westside and throughout the city. In May of 2022, he accepted the invitation to serve once again as Westside’s Senior Pastor to help the church transition to new leadership.
He is grateful for all who have partnered with him during his time at Westside, especially his wife Trish who passed away in the spring of 2021.  The impact of her life continues to be felt by him and all who knew her at Westside.



Marlene Beck


Marlene Beck served as administrative assistant at Westside Family Fellowship from 1985 until retiring in 2019. Currently she manages our bookkeeping on a part time basis. Marlene and her  late husband Jerry have been married for more than 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.

Tom Birch

Tom Birch

Preaching & Teaching

Tom studied and got his Bachelor of Theology at a school that was later merged into Trinity Western University. His wife Evelyn and he then went to serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators for a short time before he started his career in Forestry IT.

They came to Prince George in 2015 where Tom works for Canfor. Since coming here, God renewed a call on Tom’s life to teach. He has since written two books and been asked to share his wealth of Bible knowledge by preaching at Westside. He’s looking forward to the day when he can retire from forestry and give more time to serving in the Body of Christ in Prince George and wherever God opens doors for him.


Randy Chance

Building & Property

Randy Chance was born and raised on Vancouver Island before moving to Prince George in 1998. He has served in many different capacities and been an integral part of Westside Family Fellowship ever since. His previous training and work experience includes meat cutting, and book keeping. Currently he owns and manages a small family hobby farm with his wife, Melisa, and their three children – Faythe, Alex and Theresa. Randy started his current role as Westside Family Fellowship Building and Facility Manager in July of 2017.


Dirk Haiste

Welcome & Connecting Ministry

Westside and Prince George “Lifer”.
Surrounded by beautiful things: my wife and my daughter.

Love God and love people.


Arlo Johnson

Pastor Emeritus

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. He is also involved with Chapel services at the Prince George Chateau and Riverbend Seniors Community. 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 past Chairman of the Board of Emmaus House; a provider of assisted living home for seniors in Prince George. 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.


George Krahn

Communications & Media

George surrendered his life to Christ in January 1974 (the day after his 21st birthday) – a journey that continues to this day. Shortly after their marriage in 1978 George and Frieda moved to Prince George for a short stay of two or three years. Instead, they’ve been here ever since, raising three daughters (Melisa, Angelina & Jessica) and putting down deep roots in both the city and church community. His career in broadcasting as both a radio announcer and commercial copywriter and producer prepared him for his current ministry in church communications at Westside. George loves the Bible and he loves Truth and finds comfort in knowing that the Bible is a book filled with truth.

Ministry Group Leaders

Coffee Bar – Marg Legault
Connecting – Dirk Haiste
Greeter – Heidi McDonald
Head Usher – Dennis Giesbrecht
Ladies Mentoring Coordinator – Karen Alspaugh
Missions Liaison – Dave Pope
Prayer – Sherry Breck
Sound – Tyler Alspaugh
Sunday School & Nursery – Ashley Chance
Worship Team Director – Derek Crego

Thank you for taking time to check out our website. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve recently become part of the family, we want to welcome you and also help you look for ways to get more connected and involved.

Westside Family Fellowship stands firmly in the mainstream of historical Christianity.  It takes the Bible as its all-sufficient source of faith and practice and subscribes to the historic creeds of the universal Church and thus its Tenets of the Faith and their accompanying scripture references are to be understood per the historical, orthodox, and traditional meanings.

Westside values relationships. We seek to give opportunity for the expression of community through various kinds of small groups, ministries and events. Through community, we endeavor to help individuals to develop and to grow spiritually.  We also have a passion to support and equip families. We will often offer marriage enrichment and parenting events throughout the year.

Small Groups have always been a part of Westside. Twice a year, in September and February we offer a variety of small groups.  We have general fellowship groups that focus on mutual encouragement and spiritual development. Other groups focus on Bible study and other equipping type tools.  Other small groups concentrate on a particular ministry or service.

At Westside we are blessed to have a wide representation of all ages. That can certainly be seen at our regular Sunday morning services where young adults, families and children, and older adults, gather all together.  We are fortunate to have talented worship teams that lead the congregation in contemporary praise and worship. We are a charismatic church that seeks to be lead by the Holy Spirit and give room for His leading and for the gifts of the Spirit to be manifested. In the preaching time, we endeavor to honor God’s word and to preach in a way that is life giving and applicable to everyone.

We also have ongoing special events that we have throughout the year that have proven to be very impactful.

Our annual men’s retreat occurs each February at Galvin Lake. Men gather for a full weekend together and enjoy rich fellowship, and deep sharing with one another. Each year men come away encouraged, inspired, and transformed.

In May the whole church gathers at Chubb Lake Bible Camp during the Victoria Day long weekend. This is an event for the entire family.  In this beautiful and rustic location the whole family can enjoy recreational activities of all kinds. It has proven to be such a rich time of families relating with one another and being challenged with times of worship and the Word.

The women meet each October at Ness Lake Bible Camp. They meet for a full weekend and have experienced wonderful times of deep sharing and ministering to one another. This too has proven to be very impactful for all who participate.

At Christmas we transform our auditorium in order to enjoy a beautiful banquet together.  We come together at the Christmas season to enjoy inspiration and great food. The fun and laughter that has been experienced during these times are legendary.

Finally, a ministry that has been an integral focus for our church since the beginning is Westside Academy.  Bringing redemption to culture through character transformation and intellectual development, our K-12 school has served our church and the community well for over 30 years.

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