John Mahaffey
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November 2017
S M T W T F S
1 9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
2 6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
3 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
6:45PM Women's Evening Oasis
4 9:00AM Babysitter's Course by Canadian Red Cross
10:00AM GriefShare
10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
5 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
6 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
7 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
8 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
9 6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
10 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
11 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
12 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
13 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
14 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
15 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
9:30AM Builders Fellowship (for Mature Men)
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
16 6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
17 "All In" Promise Keepers Men's Conference
9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
18 "All In" Promise Keepers Men's Conference
10:00AM GriefShare: "Surviving The Holidays"
10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
19 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM Concert of Prayer
20 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
21 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
22 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
23 11:00AM JOY Fellowship for Mature Adults
6:30PM Self Defense
24 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
25 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
26 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM "Priceless" Screening
27 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
28 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
29 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
30 6:30PM Self Defense
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.  In October 2016, through a capital campaign, West Highland celebrated the completion of an 18-month expansion which added some much needed space to our facilities.

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.