Family Worship Gathering
Sunday @ 10 am
A spirit-led, music-filled, relaxed,
joyful, and authentic 75-90 minute
contemporary family worship
gathering for all ages now, again, in person!
Sunday @ 12:30 pm
Our Mandarin service is learning God’s
word together through YouTube each
week. Contact Pastor James for more
We are seeking an Incumbent Pastor to lead us into the next chapter in the life our 175-year-old church life. Click the position title above or the image on the left to see our Parish Profile, look at what the position entails, and find out more about whom we seek to be our next Spiritual Leader.
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WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE BELIEVE
Light On The Hill
St. John the Baptist Community Church
You may have come to this site because you are looking for a church to join, or because you are interested in finding out more about God, or perhaps you want to find out what we do to serve and impact the community around us here in Richmond Hill. Whatever your reason, you are at the right place!
Meet Our Staff
Light On The Hill’s staff provides leadership, support, and encouragement to our community.
Reverend Canon Dr. Drew MacDonald
Drew comes to us most recently from The Diocese of Toronto where he served as the rector of St. John’s York Mills parish for some 13 years. Born in Vancouver Drew moved East for academic reasons studying in Ottawa, Nova Scotia, and at Princeton. Drew’s real passion is teaching scripture and leadership development in the local church. Presently he is also working part-time for Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.
Adam has been the Executive Director at Light On The Hill since 2016. He is passionate about finding new ways to bring the church to the neighbourhood, and the neighbourhood to the church. He loves to cook and you can often find him “out back” in our Community Garden.
James Yu 余雅各
Lay Pastor of Mandarin Ministries 中文事工传道人
James has been the Mandarin Lay Pastor since 2019. He and his wife serve the Chinese Ministries and the Fu-Yin Service on Sundays. 自2019年以来，余雅各和妻子冯潇璐一起服侍于圣施洗约翰堂的中文事工，以及主日的中文礼拜。
Gervasio “Jerry” Caringi
Jerry is an extremely gifted musician, composer, songwriter, producer, bandleader, pianist, and vocalist. At the age of four, Jerry started playing Accordion. Then started on Drums performing in his father’s Dance band at the age of Eight. 45 years later, he is one of the busiest musicians in the country. We are so excited to have him lead our Worship.
BUT WE CAN NOT FORGET ABOUT….
The real backbone of the church is our volunteers. It takes all kinds of people to make the community happen. Our Sunday gatherings are created live, by an amazing group of volunteers who make up our Media, Worship, First Impressions, Prayer, and Hospitality teams. Volunteers also lead our Kidtopia and Little Lights Children’s Ministry Teams, our Life Groups, and part of our Leadership Team.
Made up of our Churchwardens, the Incumbent, senior staff, some ministry leaders, and church elders, the leadership team sets and protects the mission of the church, ensures that the community has the resources it needs to operate effectively, and lends spiritual, fiduciary and strategic guidance to the Corporation in accordance with the Cannons of the Diocese.
Churchwardens: Mary Walsh (Rector’s Warden), and Martin Francis (People’s Warden)
Draw near to God and He will draw near you!
IGNITE is the name of our Children’s Ministry here at Light On The Hill. It is geared toward children who are 4-12 years old. We meet Sunday mornings at 10am to play, create, worship and learn about Jesus.
ABLAZE YOUTH GROUP
Fridays @ 7 pm, Location: TBD
One of our goals and prayers at Light On The Hill is for attendees and disciples to continually grow in their relationship with Christ. That’s why we partner with RightNow Media, an online, user-friendly library for individuals of every age and season of life.
RightNow Media is full of Bible-based content covering a variety of topics like discipleship, marriage, finance, parenting, mission, theology, as well as an easy-to-access library for kids.
With RightNow Media, you will find content from Christian leaders all around the world. We pray that you will take advantage of this incredible online resource that is FREE for anyone associated with Light On The Hill and its ministries.