Thanks for connecting with us! My name is Chris Maclure and I serve as the Senior Pastor here at Brightview. My wife Myrna and I have been married 24 years, and have three beautiful girls – Kaylie (18), Janaya (16), and Tianna (14) who keep us on our toes!
After working as a Junior High science teacher for three years, followed by five years with an African mission agency, I sensed God leading me to serve as a pastor. After completing my graduate degree in Langley, BC, God directed us to Brightview. I’m often called, “Pastor Chris”, but pastoring is what I do, it’s not who I am. Who I am is a genuine follower of Jesus. He is my purpose in life and hope in death. I’m passionate about inviting people into a fellowship with him.
Brightview church consists of regular people pursuing a purpose beyond ourselves. Here, you are welcome to come as you are; to do away with religion and encounter Jesus in a way that transforms your life. Come check us out. You are welcome here!
My name is Andrew Bird and I am the Youth Pastor at Brightview Church. My wife Kathleen and I have been married for 14 years, and have identical twin girls – Lucy (10) and Olivia (10).
As a teenager I was heavily involved in my local youth group, and as I neared graduation I was clearly directed by God to explore serving Him through Youth Work. I studied for 2 years at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, meeting Kathleen during that time and marrying her at the end of our 2nd year! We agreed going into our marriage that we would adventure together wherever God took us, and so we embarked on a long journey of growth, training, joy and pain. I entered into the Youth Leadership Training Program through Northwest Baptist Seminary during which I interned for 3 years in a church while also completing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies. After our education and training, we went through a time of waiting, living and learning.
God brought us to Brightview Church in 2015, and we are excited to be part of what God is doing here, and to journey together with this community!