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Our Staff
5 staff members

Bill Buitenwerf

Senior Pastor


Bill Buitenwerf has a passion for helping people develop their walk with Christ, and equipping them to be servants of Jesus Christ. Bill first entered the pastorate in 1986, was ordained in 1988, has been a pastor at East Gate since 1993, and became lead pastor in 1996. His delight in ministry at East Gate has been to see many people come to know Christ, grow in Him, and serve Christ faithfully. Bill studied at Okanagan Bible College, Canadian Bible College, and received his Master of...

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Jennifer Buitenwerf

Office Administrator


Jennifer has been an involved member of our church since 1993. She joined our staff in the office in 2011 and enjoys the fellowship with the pastoral staff (especially the senior pastor). Jennifer graduated from Canadian Bible College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Religious Education degree and has studied worship, counselling and Biblical studies at the Master's level. Jennifer is the Music Director at East Gate and has long been involved in hospitality, children's crafts and Bible Quizzing. ...

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Josh Kahle

Youth Pastor


Josh has joined our staff as youth pastor for both East Gate and OMAC youth and young adults. Josh has recently completed a Bachelor of Biblical Studies in Theology from Tyndale University. Josh grew up at East Gate, so it is exciting to have him back as a pastor. He has a passion for youth, music and sports. He is married to Stephanie, who is a graphic artist.

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Jacques Lapointe

Pastor of French Ministry and Pastoral Care


Jacques joined us in late 2015 as a part-time pastor in French Ministry and Pastoral Care. He brings many years of fruitful experience and a caring heart to our church family. He has begun a weekly Bible Study and a monthly French service. Please contact jacques@eastgatealliance.ca for more information. Jacques and Juliette previously were ministering in Moncton where they are still very connected with the church there. They have 3 adult children and are enjoying their many grandchildren.

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Debbie Macphail

Director Of Children and Family Ministries


Debbie has been the Director of Children and Family Ministries at East Gate Alliance Church since 2007. She has completed a Children's Ministries Certificate through Valley Forge Christian College's online Children's Ministry program. Prior to working at East Gate, Debbie worked sixteen years with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board as an Educational Assistant working with children with special needs. She has always had a passion and love for children and desires to see families be...

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