John Mahaffey
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February 2018
S M T W T F S
1 6:30PM Alpha
6:30PM Self Defense
2 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
6:45PM Women's Evening Oasis
3 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
7:30PM Emmaus Road
4 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
5 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
6 6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM Women's Bible Study: The Quest
7 9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
6:30PM Worship Team Practice
7:00PM Element (Sr High) & Impact (Jr High)
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
8 6:30PM Alpha
6:30PM Self Defense
9 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
10 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
7:30PM Emmaus Road
11 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
12 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
13 6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM Women's Bible Study: The Quest
14 9:30AM Women's Oasis Bible Study
6:30PM Worship Team Practice
7:00PM Element (Sr High) & Impact (Jr High)
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
15 10:00AM JOY Fellowship (for Mature Adults)
6:30PM Alpha
6:30PM Self Defense
7:00PM Elders Meeting
16 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
17 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
7:30PM Emmaus Road
18 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
19 7:30PM Women's Volleyball
20 6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM Women's Bible Study: The Quest
21 9:30AM Women's Oasis Bible Study
6:30PM Worship Team Practice
7:00PM Element (Sr High) & Impact (Jr High)
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
22 6:30PM Alpha
6:30PM Self Defense
23 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
24 12:00PM Chinese & Lunar New Year
7:30PM Emmaus Road
25 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
26 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
27 6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM Women's Bible Study: The Quest
28 9:30AM Women's Oasis Bible Study
6:30PM Worship Team Practice
7:00PM Element (Sr High) & Impact (Jr High)
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
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.