Light On The Hill

St. John the Baptist
Community Church

Join us for Jubilee Family Worship @Home

We are now gathering via ZOOM on Sunday morning at 10 am.


Sunday @ 10 am

A spirit-led, music-filled, relaxed,
joyful, and authentic 75-90 minute
contemporary family worship
gathering for all ages now on Zoom.


Wednesday @ 7 pm and every Sunday after service

If you are in need of a prayer or simply
wants to check-in with us to spend some
meaningful time, we are a click away.

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.

Peter Blundell


Peter has been the incumbent and Lead Pastor at Light On The Hill since 2004. He is the primary teacher and mentor of our church and he and his wife Margaret serve as the spiritual leaders of our church family.

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。

Lilli Furfaro

Worship Leader

Lilli is an actor/musician and a recent graduate of the York University Acting Conservatory. She has attended Light On The Hill since childhood (aside from a brief period when her family relocated to Alberta) and grew up singing and playing on the Worship Team she now leads. Lilli is a song-writer, composer and plays many instruments including guitar, piano, ukulele and percussion.


Our Volunteers

The real backbone of the church is our volunteers. It takes all kinds of people to make 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 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 Jevan Ballantyne (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.