Chuck & Val Balik
Chuck grew up in Ottawa and as a teenager came to faith by responding to the gospel through an outreach of Church of the Way (now WOCC). He spent a year with Youth With A Mission, first in their Discipleship Training School in Dunham, Quebec and later traveling with them through Central and South America. In 1980 he enrolled with Elim Bible Institute in Lima, New York. The summer after graduating he met Valerie at an evening service at the Life Centre in Ottawa and a year later they were married. They have two grown children, Rebekah and Joel. Together they served Baptist congregations in Northern and Southwestern Ontario.
As a family, they spent the summer of 1998 working in a children’s home in southern Belize. During this time West Ottawa leaders approached them to consider joining the Pastoral Team. Chuck was officially called into Pastoral Leadership at WOCC in January of 1999. Along with the pastoral responsibilities, he has a heart for missions and sees the support and involvement in short term missions as a part of his calling.
Graham & Judith Brum
Graham was born in the UK and is married to Judith who was born in Ottawa, but attended high school in the UK. They both served in the British Royal Navy where they met. Graham and Judith moved to Canada in 1987 and immediately felt at home at WOCC, becoming involved in various ministry positions.
In 2002 Graham’s work took the family to Melbourne, Australia, for nearly 3 years, where they became members of CityLife church and served as Cell Group Leaders. Judith was a member of the CityLife worship team and worked as a weekly volunteer with their Creative Arts Ministry.
On returning to Ottawa, Graham felt that the experiences gained in Australia were to benefit the body at West Ottawa. In February 2009 Graham was invited to join the Eldership Team. Judith has been an inspirational speaker and singer for women’s Ministries. She is currently part of the prayer ministry team with Ellel Canada. She has a passion to see women built up in their walk of faith. Graham’s day job is as an independent consultant and teacher in systems’ supportability. He and Judith have one married son.
Their desire is to honour the Lord Jesus Christ through service.
Bob & Barb Narraway
Bob came to the Lord in Dec. 1973. He went to Canadian Bible College for a year and did several courses at Elim Bible College and Pinecrest Bible College. Bob has led several home groups and has been part of the Eldership at WOCC since the early 80’s. He retired from the Ottawa Fire Dept. after 29 years as a full time fire-fighter and fire inspector 2009. He completed his qualifications and was ordained the summer of 2017
Bob is married to his wife Barbara, both had been widowed. They have 4 married children plus one in Guatemala and 16 grandchildren. God has blessed Bob with many short mission trips , with West Ottawa, “Love made Real ” and across Canada with “Loving God Blessing Israel
Bob has a love for Jesus and the Bible and believes we should all be like the Bereans and continually search the scriptures. We need to not only know our Saviour but live Him out in society around us. His living verse from the Bible is: 1 Peter 2:16-17 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bond slaves of God. Honour all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the king.
Ken & Lois Hall
Ken and Lois are the founding leaders of WOCC. They have served in leadership of WOCC community for 50 years. Having celebrated the jubilee this summer with many friends and supporting ministries, Ken and Lois have decided to retire from eldership and pastoring at WOCC, Their desire is to continue serving the Lord in whatever ways He leads them.
We pray for the grace and favour of our Heavenly Father to be with them. The current leadership continue to build on a solid and godly foundation laid by Ken and Lois.