Light On The Hill

St. John the Baptist
Community Church

Lighthouse Family Worship moving to IN PERSON only

Please join us on Sunday morning at 10 am.


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!

Fu Yin


Sunday @ 12:30 pm


Our Mandarin service is learning God’s
word together through YouTube each
week. Contact Pastor James for more
information below.


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.

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 Furfaro

Executive Director

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.

Tammy Friesen


Tammy has been our Administrator since 2013. She is the glue that binds us all together and keeps our church and finances up-to-speed on a day-to-day basis. Tammy and her family have attended here for almost a decade.

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

Worship Leader

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.


Our Volunteers

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!

James 4:8

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.

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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.