John Mahaffey
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April 2016
S M T W T F S
1  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
 7:00PM Women's Oasis: After Hours
2  10:00AM GriefShare
 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:00PM COME TOGETHER - A Musical Event
 7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
3  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
4  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
5  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
6  1:00PM Men's Coffee Club
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
7  6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
8  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
9  10:00AM GriefShare
 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
10  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
11  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
12  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
13  7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
14  6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
15  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
16  10:00AM GriefShare
 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
17  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
18  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
19  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
20  7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
21  6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
22  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
23  10:00AM GriefShare
 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
24  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
25  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
26  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
27  7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
28  6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
29  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
30  10:00AM GriefShare
 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:00PM Prayer for a Million Dollar Miracle
Rev. John Mahaffey
Lead Pastor
 
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. Shortly after his arrival, the church leadership launched "Operation Rehoboth", a plan to create more space to house our growing ministries and staff.  A Capital Campaign is presently underway and the building expansion has begun.  To learn more about our current expansion, click here.

John is formerly the Chair of the Adam House Board, a special ministry to refugees in Toronto, and a former member of the Canadian Advisory Council to Exodus Global Alliance, an international ministry to the sexually broken. In addition to his pastoral duties, he is also a founding member of The Gospel Coalition Council, a group of evangelical leaders committed to gospel-centered 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 working on his vintage Vespa Scooter. John and Andrea have four children, two of whom are married, and two grandchildren.