John Mahaffey
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February 2016
1  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
2  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
3  1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
4  6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
5  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
 7:00PM Women's Oasis: After Hours
6  7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
7  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
8  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
9  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
10  7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
11  6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
12  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
13  7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
14  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
15  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
16  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
17  7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
18  10:00AM JOY Fellowship
 6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
19  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
20  7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
21  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
22  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
23  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
24  7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
25  6:30PM Self-Defense/Karate
26  9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
27  7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
28  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
29  6:30PM English Among Friends
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
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.