Our Team

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Al Grochowski

Senior Pastor
Email : pastoral@bbchurch.ca

Al was born in Vancouver and did most of his growing up in Surrey in a non-Christian home.  After coming to faith at age 18 and a brief career in retail management, Al attended Bible school obtaining his Bachelor of Religious Education as well as his Master of Divinity. He was ordained in 1997 and over the years has served in a variety of ministry capacities including camping ministry, youth ministry and lead Pastor as well, serving churches in Surrey, Saskatchewan and Sechelt before moving to Richmond.

Al loves spending time with his family – he is married to Patricia and together they have an adult daughter, a young and growing son they adopted from South Africa, and an adorable granddaughter.  He loves playing board games as well as sports like golf and soccer (none of which he claims to be very good at) as well as walking and going on bike rides with his family.  And of course, he loves a good cup of coffee.  Most of all he loves preaching God’s Word and shepherding the people of God, and is passionate about seeing people grow closer to Christ and helping them to that end.

 

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David Wang

Pastor of Chinese Ministry
Email : david@richmondchurch.ca

David grew up in Qingdao, Mainland China. He worked as an IT engineer for 5 years before he became a Christian. He received his theological education from Carey Theological College and received his Master of Pastoral Ministry degree. David married his wife, Marie, in 2010.

David is passionate about life. He believes that this passion is very important for his ministry. Our faith is connected with our daily lives. God walks among us through the work of Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit in our daily lives. David focuses his ministry on the connection between faith and life.

 

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Jo-Ann Matiachuk

ELL Coordinator
Email : esl@bbchurch.ca

Jo-Ann was born and raised in Saskatchewan, but her love of adventure and travel started when she was young and her family moved to Victoria. There she learned to enjoy swimming, gardening, and scenery that included mountains and water.

When in high school Jo-Ann decided to follow Jesus and her passion grew to share God’s purposes with others. Jo-Ann and her husband Richard met and married in Victoria, and now they have 3 grown-up children.

Jo-Ann’s training and background is in Education and Church Leadership. She has taught at Trinity Western University in the Leadership Studies program and also has experience in teacher – training, pastoral ministry and teaching English Language Learning.

She has started to learn a little Mandarin and enjoys learning from her students too! She thinks Chinese Food and Green Tea are delicious and is getting good at using chopsticks. In her spare time Jo-Ann enjoys baking, having tea with friends, growing a vegetable garden, and cultivating a few special flowers. She also likes to read and study.

Jo-Ann coordinates the ELL Ministry at Broadmoor Baptist Church and helps out wherever needed! She serves the wider Broadmoor Community through a Community and Food Bank Garden located at Broadmoor Baptist Church.

 

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Vivian Hsu

Administrative Assistant
Email : office@bbchurch.ca

Vivian is delighted to be serving the Lord as Broadmoor's administrative assistant since October 2015. Her job is to look after the administrative duties in the office, greet visitors, facility rentals and ordering of supplies for our ministries. Her goal is to serve and support all staff and volunteers, providing them as much assistance as possible so that together we can be the body of Christ, as brothers & sisters, to glorify our God, Jesus Christ!

 

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Cynthia Carlson

Children's Ministry Coordinator
Email : sonshine@bbchurch.ca

Since her teens, Cynthia has had a heart for kids and has enjoyed working with children and youth of all ages and backgrounds. As the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Broadmoor Baptist Church, she brings her passion for making learning fun and aims to positively help each child grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus.

Cynthia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She has been married to her husband Larry for over 28 years and homeschooled their daughter, who is now grown.

During her free time, you can often find Cynthia in a bookstore or library because she loves to read and learn new things. She also enjoys cooking, dabbling in writing and art, taking walks along the waterfront, visiting with friends and family, and playing with her kitten named Ollie.