John Mahaffey
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October 2017
S M T W T F S
1 West Highland's 45th Anniversary
9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
12:30PM Soup's On Lunch
6:00PM TREC
2 6:30PM English Among Friends Registration Night
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
3 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
4 9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
5 6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
6 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
6:45PM Women's Evening Oasis
7 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
8 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
9 THANKSGIVING
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
10 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
11 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
12 6:30PM Self Defense
13 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
14 10:00AM GriefShare
10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
15 Special Guests, The African Children's Choir
9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
16 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Church Baby Shower (Wang)
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
17 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
18 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
19 10:00AM JOY Fellowship for Mature Adults
6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
20 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
21 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
22 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
23 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
24 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
25 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
26 6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
7:00PM "Living with Integrity in a Sexually Explicit World" - Parent & Youth Night
27 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
28 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
29 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
30 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
31 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible 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.  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.