John Mahaffey
About Us
Calendar Events
Click for Next Month
May 2015
S M T W T F S
1 2  10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
3   Ambassador Fellowships
 8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
4  6:30PM English Among Friends
5  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
6  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
7  6:30PM Self-Defense / Karate
 6:30PM Alpha Course
8  6:00PM Father Daughter Banquet
9  7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
10  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
11  6:30PM English Among Friends
12  6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
13  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
14 15 16  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
18  6:30PM English Among Friends
19 20  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
21  10:00AM JOY Fellowship
 6:30PM Alpha Course
22   Alpha Weekend
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
23   Alpha Weekend
 9:00AM The King's Garden
 7:30PM Emmaus Road Prayer Service
24  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
25  9:00AM The King's Garden
 6:30PM English Among Friends
26 27  9:00AM The King's Garden
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
28  6:30PM Alpha Course
29 30  9:00AM The King's Garden
 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 7:00PM Special Evening of Prayer
31  8:30AM Pre-Service Prayer
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 12:30PM Soup's On!
 6:00PM TREC

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.