Who We Are

Jesus spent time with and hung out with all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds and we are called to do the same. It really doesn’t matter who you are or where you’ve been, you are sincerely welcome here. 


Who We Are

Firstly, we are Christian.

We are members of the universal Church, made up of all those who follow Jesus Christ as Lord and identify with His body, the Church.

Secondly, we are Evangelical.

Light On The Hill (St. John The Baptist) Community Church is an evangelical “fresh expressions” church serving the local community of Richmond Hill and York Region. We are part of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. The Diocese of Toronto, founded in 1839, is the largest of the 30 Dioceses in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Evangelicals are found within most denominations. To be an Evangelical Anglican church means to be part of a specific tribe, within a tribe, within a movement.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin conception, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly, transformed, powerful and fulfilling life.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead; those who accepted Jesus’ invitation to follow Him as their Lord receive the gift of eternal life with God; but those who refused Jesus’ invitation will spend eternity away from Him.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that we have been commissioned by Jesus to make disciples, people who follow Jesus as Lord, who in turn make other disciples.

What We’re About

Making Jesus known and developing Jesus-centred disciples who bring glory to God everywhere.