John Mahaffey
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November 2014
S M T W T F S
1  10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 10:00AM GriefShare
2  9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Overcomers
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
3  6:30PM English Among Friends
 7:00PM Perspectives Course
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
4  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
5  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
 1:30PM Women's Volleyball
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
6  6:30PM Alpha
 6:30PM Self-Defense / Karate
7   Women's Fall Retreat
8   Women's Fall Retreat
 10:00AM GriefShare
9   Women's Fall Retreat
 9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 6:00PM TREC
10  6:30PM English Among Friends
 7:00PM Perspectives Course
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
11  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
12  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 1:30PM Women's Volleyball
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
13  6:30PM Alpha
 6:30PM Self-Defense / Karate
14 15  10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
 10:00AM GriefShare
16  9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
17   Operation Christmas Child COLLECTION
 6:30PM English Among Friends
 7:00PM Perspectives Course
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
18  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
19   Operation Christmas Child COLLECTION
 9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 1:30PM Women's Volleyball
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
20  6:30PM Alpha
 6:30PM Self-Defense / Karate
21   Operation Christmas Child COLLECTION
 6:30PM Special Youth Group Meeting
22   Operation Christmas Child COLLECTION
23  9:00AM Worship Service
 11:00AM Worship Service
 5:00PM A Taste of World Missions
24  6:30PM English Among Friends
 7:00PM Perspectives Course
 7:00PM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 8:00PM Women's Volleyball
25  9:30AM Women's Group Study - Hebrews
 6:30PM STAR Kids QUEST
26  9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
 1:30PM Women's Volleyball
 7:00PM Element (Sr High)
 7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
 7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer Service
27  6:30PM Alpha
 6:30PM Self-Defense / Karate
28 29  10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
30  9:00AM Worship Service
 10:15AM Parent Connect
 11:00AM Worship Service

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.