Who we are & what we believe

Welcome to our church. From the very young to the very old — and everyone in between — since 1945, Chilliwack Alliance Church has helped the Chilliwack community, grow deeper with God and inspire every generation to love Jesus.

Chilliwack Alliance Church - Who we are & what we believe
Chilliwack Alliance Church - One vision for every generation

One vision for every generation

Growing deep in God and led by His Holy Spirit, we take the gospel of Jesus Christ wide into our world. In the words of Matthew 28:19-20:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
CAC history

From a rural bible study group to now…

  • 1946
    Our church began as a bible study group in a local farmhouse.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1946
  • 1950
    4 years later, we moved into our first church building.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1950
  • 1957
    A new congregation was established at the Alliance Church in Yarrow.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1957
  • Mid 1970s
    Our church grew to become a busy and vibrant hub for people of all ages.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Mid 1970's
  • Late 1970s
    Our children’s programs became so popular that we started to run out of space!
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Late 1970's
  • 1983
    During this decade, we outgrew our first church on the corner of College and Henderson.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Early 1983
  • 1986
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary, featuring our weekly radio spot “Rays Of Hope”.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 1986
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    CAC history

    From a rural bible study group to now…

    1946
    Our church began as a bible study group in a local farmhouse.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1946
    1950
    4 years later, we moved into our first church building.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1950
    1957
    A new congregation was established at the Alliance Church in Yarrow.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1957
    Mid 1970s
    Our church grew to become a busy and vibrant hub for people of all ages.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Mid 1970's
    Late 1970s
    Our children’s programs became so popular that we started to run out of space!
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Late 1970's
    1983
    During this decade, we outgrew our first church on the corner of College and Henderson.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Early 1983
    1986
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary, featuring our weekly radio spot “Rays Of Hope”.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 1986
    1990s
    Our Christmas musicals became a festive staple, and included ‘The Miracle’.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 1990's
    2015
    Riley Zacharias gave us a memorable performance as Elvis Presley in the Christmas show.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2015
    2016
    We celebrated Easter this year with a breathtaking 60-voice choir.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2016
    2020
    We were lucky to enjoy another annual Christmas Eve candlelight service.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2020
    2020
    Due to the pandemic, we pivoted to online services, which helped to extend our reach!
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2020-2
    2021
    We had a ‘brand refresh’ to simplify, update, and modernize our church identity and logo.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2021
    2022
    Post-pandemic, normal service resumes, like our fun-packed Youth Nights!
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2022
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    1946
    Our church began as a bible study group in a local farmhouse.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1946
    1950
    4 years later, we moved into our first church building.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1950
    1957
    A new congregation was established at the Alliance Church in Yarrow.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Cac history - 1957
    Mid 1970s
    Our church grew to become a busy and vibrant hub for people of all ages.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Mid 1970's
    Late 1970s
    Our children’s programs became so popular that we started to run out of space!
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Late 1970's
    1983
    During this decade, we outgrew our first church on the corner of College and Henderson.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - Early 1983
    1986
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary, featuring our weekly radio spot “Rays Of Hope”.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 1986
    1990s
    Our Christmas musicals became a festive staple, and included ‘The Miracle’.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 1990's
    2015
    Riley Zacharias gave us a memorable performance as Elvis Presley in the Christmas show.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2015
    2016
    We celebrated Easter this year with a breathtaking 60-voice choir.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2016
    2020
    We were lucky to enjoy another annual Christmas Eve candlelight service.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2020
    2020
    Due to the pandemic, we pivoted to online services, which helped to extend our reach!
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2020-2
    2021
    We had a ‘brand refresh’ to simplify, update, and modernize our church identity and logo.
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2021
    2022
    Post-pandemic, normal service resumes, like our fun-packed Youth Nights!
    Chilliwack Alliance Church - History - 2022

    Our values

    At Chilliwack Alliance Church, we hold passionately to these values:
    The Bible, practically presented and applied by the Holy Spirit.
    Intentional prayer that impacts our personal & community needs.
    World Missions through prayer, promotion, people & provision.
    Worship that draws people towards a genuine encounter with God.
    Outreach that involves each person actively sharing their faith.
    Relationships enable us to find acceptance & accountability.
    Grace, forgiveness, & welcome in God’s name.
    Generosity and faithfulness that honours God.
    Service according to our gifts & passions.

    Our story

    Back in May 1945, Chilliwack Alliance Church was a small Bible study group at a local farm house. Today, it’s a thriving and vibrant community of hundreds, at the heart of Chilliwack.

    We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to go deeper and wider with God through his son Jesus Christ. From seasoned believers to those new to Jesus, from the very young to the very old, from those online to those in-person, from grandparents to grandchildren, we’re a broad church – and everyone is welcome.

    Chilliwack Alliance Church - Our story
    Matt Mordaunt
    Matt Mordaunt
    Lead Pastor
    Carol Goh
    Carol Goh
    Pastor for Seniors & Parish Chaplain
    Leon Throness
    Leon Throness
    Assistant Pastor – Encounter Ministries
    Greg Zacharias
    Greg Zacharias
    Executive Pastor | Worship
    Wayne Massey
    Wayne Massey
    Personal Engagement & Outreach Pastor
    Noel Santos
    Noel Santos
    Connections Pastor
    Anna Carr
    Anna Carr
    Children and Family Ministries Pastor
    Holly Duke
    Holly Duke
    Missions & Engagement Pastor
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    Art Martin
    Art Martin
    Technical Director
    Chantal Roberts
    Chantal Roberts
    Worship – Communications
    Cindy Lyftogt
    Cindy Lyftogt
    Facilities Manager
    Dan Greengrass
    Dan Greengrass
    Sound Tech
    Debbie Grager
    Debbie Grager
    Receptionist – Administrative Assistant
    Elizabeth Baird
    Elizabeth Baird
    Children Ministries Assistant
    Lynsey Vandrunen
    Lynsey Vandrunen
    Financial Administrator
    Teresa Stirling
    Teresa Stirling
    Hospitality Ministry
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    Chad Goertzen
    Chad Goertzen
    Treasurer
    Chuck Strahl
    Chuck Strahl
    Elder
    Dwayne Toews
    Dwayne Toews
    Elder
    Jeremy Roberts
    Jeremy Roberts
    Secretary
    Laurie Throness
    Laurie Throness
    Elder
    Mark Hutchinson
    Mark Hutchinson
    Vice Chair
    Neil Froc
    Neil Froc
    Elder
    Tom Hildebrand
    Tom Hildebrand
    Elder
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    Statement of Faith

    Chilliwack Alliance Church is part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, an evangelical denomination rooted in traditional theology and doctrine. These beliefs can be found in our Statement of Faith below.

    Our partners

    We work alongside the following organizations in the Chilliwack community.
    Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada
    Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada
    Canadian Pacific District
    Canadian Pacific District
    Ambrose University College/Seminary
    Ambrose University College/Seminary
    Chilliwack House Churches
    Chilliwack House Churches
    Hungry For Life International
    Hungry For Life International
    Better Life Society
    Better Life Society
    Camp Kawkawa
    Camp Kawkawa
    Ruth & Naomi's Mission
    Ruth & Naomi's Mission
      TeamUp
    TeamUp
    Reign Ministries
    Reign Ministries
    Samaritan's Purse (Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes)
    Samaritan's Purse (Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes)
    Afternoon Adventures
    Afternoon Adventures
    One Life One Chance
    One Life One Chance

    Interested in joining one of our ministries?

    Now you know more about Chilliwack Alliance Church, why not get involved with one of our ministries? Learn more about our ministries or get in touch. We’d be happy to help!