John Mahaffey
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December 2014
S M T W T F S
1  6:30PM English Among Friends
 7:00PM Perspectives Course
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
2  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
3  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
 1:30PM Women's Volleyball
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
4  6:30PM Alpha
 6:30PM Self-Defense / Karate
5  6:00PM Element High School Christmas Banquet
6  7:00PM Impact Junior High Christmas Party
7  9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Overcomers
 11:00AM Worship Service
8  6:30PM English Among Friends
 7:00PM Perspectives Course
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
9  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
10  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
11  6:30PM Alpha
 6:30PM Self-Defense / Karate
12  7:00PM "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
13  10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:00PM "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
14  9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:30PM "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
15  7:00PM Perspectives Course
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
16  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
17  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
18 19 20
21  9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
22  7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
23  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
24  7:00PM Christmas Eve Service
25 26 27  8:00AM Element North Thessalon Winter Trip
 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
28  8:00AM Element North Thessalon Winter Trip
 10:00AM Worship Service
29  8:00AM Element North Thessalon Winter Trip
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
30  8:00AM Element North Thessalon Winter Trip
 9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
31  10:30PM Evensong

John Mahaffey
MINISTRY TEAM LEADER
 
John MahaffeyBorn and raised in Toronto, John Mahaffey became a follower of Christ in his teenage years through the witness of his late uncle, the Rev. Gordon Lean, who was then Pastor of the Boston Baptist Church, Boston Ontario. In October 1972, John was baptized at Churchill Heights Baptist Church (now Morningstar).

During his high school years, John witnessed many of his friends and classmates become Christians and began to sense God calling him into the ministry. After graduating from Central Baptist Seminary, John and his wife Andrea, became missionaries with SEND International in the Philippines, where John led two Church Planting teams of national and foreign missionaries. In January 1990 he became Senior Pastor of Morningstar Christian Fellowship in Toronto. During John's 18 years of leadership at Morningstar, the church experienced unprecedented growth, changing from a predominantly homogeneous single congregation of 400 into a two congregation, multicultural church of over 1200 regular worshippers from 70 different nations.

John became Senior Pastor of West Highland in January 2008 after an almost two year period of earnestly seeking the Lord's guidance. In the short time he has been here the church leadership has launched "Operation Rehoboth" a plan to create more space to house our growing ministries and staff.

In addition to his pastoral duties, John is Chair of the Adam House Board, a special ministry to refugees in Toronto, a member of the Canadian Advisory Council to Exodus Global Alliance, an international ministry to the sexually broken and a founding member of The Gospel Coalition, a group of evangelical leaders committed to gospel centred ministry.

When John is not busy leading West Highland's staff and team of pastors, he can usually be found enjoying fishing on a nearby lake or bombing around Hamilton on his vintage Vespa Scooter. John and Andrea have four children.