John Mahaffey
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July 2017
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2 10:00AM Worship Service
3 4 5 9:00AM The King's Garden
6:30PM Summer Sizzle
7:15PM Mountain Prayer Summit
6 6:30PM Summer Sizzle
7 6:30PM Summer Sizzle
8 9:00AM The King's Garden
9 10:00AM Worship Service
11:30AM Equipping & Orientation Session
10 9:00AM West Highland Sports Camp
9:00AM The King's Garden
7:00PM ELEMENT (Sr High): Doctrine Study
11 ELEMENT (Sr High): Canada's Wonderland
9:00AM West Highland Sports Camp
12 9:00AM West Highland Sports Camp
9:00AM The King's Garden
7:00PM IMPACT (Jr High): Meeting at Church
7:15PM Mountain Prayer Summit
13 9:00AM West Highland Sports Camp
14 9:00AM West Highland Sports Camp
15 9:00AM The King's Garden
16 10:00AM Worship Service
11:15AM VOTE: Director of Administration
11:30AM Young Adults Fall-Planning Lunch
17 9:00AM Music & Arts Camp
9:00AM The King's Garden
7:00PM ELEMENT (Sr High): Doctrine Study
18 9:00AM Music & Arts Camp
19 9:00AM Music & Arts Camp
9:00AM The King's Garden
7:15PM Mountain Prayer Summit
20 9:00AM Music & Arts Camp
21 IMPACT (Jr High): Day at Wild Waterworks
9:00AM Music & Arts Camp
7:00PM ELEMENT (Sr High): Meeting at Budges
22 9:00AM The King's Garden
1:00PM Church Baby Shower
23 10:00AM Worship Service
24 9:00AM The King's Garden
7:00PM ELEMENT (Sr High): Doctrine Study
25 26 9:00AM The King's Garden
7:00PM IMPACT (Jr High): Meeting Location TBD
7:15PM Mountain Prayer Summit
27 28 29 ELEMENT (Sr High): Beach Day
9:00AM The King's Garden
30 10:00AM Worship Service
31 9:00AM The King's Garden
7:00PM ELEMENT (Sr High): Doctrine Study
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.