Brief History of Westshore Alliance Church

Westshore Alliance Church was a “Church Plant” of Victoria Pacific Rim Alliance Church, established in 1999 under the leadership of Jim Gunzel. Jim strongly sensed the need for a church on the north side of Highway 1 in the Langford area and followed God's calling in this regard. Several members of the Board of Elders committed themselves to the new church plant and together they located and arranged for the rental of the upper floor of a building on the property of All Fun Recreation Park. This proved to be very suitable and has housed the congregation to this date.


Josh Bisnett, Lead Pastor, Feb 2017-Present

Josh joined our staff on October 1st, 2014 and stepped into the Lead Pastor position as of February 1, 2017. Read Josh's bio on our Staff & Board page.


Randy Rohrick, Lead Pastor, Aug 2012-Jan 2017

Randy and his wife Cheryl, formerly of First Alliance Calgary, made the great trek over the Canadian Rocky Moutains to follow God in a new adventure. Read Randy's bio on our Staff & Board page.


James ‘Jim’ Lowell Gunzel, Founding Pastor, 1999-2011

Known to his friends and church family as ‘PJ’, Pastor Jim was born on March 1, 1945 in Chicago Illinois, son of missionary parents serving in Mongolia, Northern China and Hong Kong area. God led him into ministry and he graduated from Canadian Bible College in Regina in 1967 with a Bachelor of Theology. In 1975 he obtained his Master of Divinity from Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina. In 2002 he completed his Doctorate of Ministry publishing ‘I Believe in Eve’. He felt especially strongly about God's work on Vancouver Island which he loved. PJ entered into the joyous presence of his Lord on April 28th, 2011.