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.
Sunday @ 12:00 pm
Our Mandarin service is about learning God’s
word together through YouTube each
week. Contact Pastor James for more
A free drop-in play group for children up to the age of six and their parents and caregivers!
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 for details, or the image on the left to see our Parish Profile.
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!
Stuff You Oughta Know
Upcoming events and programs in our church community
Meet Our Staff
Light On The Hill’s staff provides leadership, support, and encouragement to our community.
James Yu 余雅各
Lay Pastoral Associate and of Mandarin Ministries 中文传道
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。
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.
Lulu is a responsible office manager who loves Jesus and the church. Since 2019, she has served in various ministries of the church together with her husband, James Yu. Her hobbies are singing and painting.
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.