BJ Chursinoff

Gospel City Church, British Columbia
Lead Church Planter
Coquitlam British Columbia
Gospel City Church
May 8
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About My Family

I grew up in the church, but Jesus didn't capture my heart until I was 21 years old. Since then, I have been growing in the grace of God and continually learning what it means to truly be a disciple of Jesus. He has given me a strong passion to see others come into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and to walk with them as they, too, learn what it means to follow Jesus with their entire lives.

I have been married to my beautiful wife, Jessica, for the past 13 years, who also passionately loves Jesus. We have one incredible daughter. Her name is Sydney, and she is 20 years old.

About My Church Plant

We lead a group of disciples whose mission is to make Jesus famous in our lives, in our city and in the whole world. Our primary (but not exclusive) target demographic includes men and women who would be considered the most broken people in our culture—those dealing with substance abuse and addiction and those struggling with various kinds of mental illnesses. Sometimes the people we are called to love experience both of these challenges.

We are convinced that the people to whom we minister are the very ones Jesus would be hanging out with if He were walking the streets of our town today. We are filled with the greatest joy when we see the grace of God come into these people's lives and utterly transform them from the inside out, forgiving sins and making them children of the King!

NAMB Church Planting

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For us to experience God's grace in our lives as He continues to encourage us, correct us, lead us and empower us to do His Word. Pray for the lost and broken in our city and an open door to minister to them in the name of Jesus. Please pray for us to continue to receive God's vision for our ministry.


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