Staff members at Grace Fellowship Church
Paul Martin is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. After leading the plant in 2000, he was involved in helping three other churches start in the city. He hopes to be involved in launching many more. His passion for training leaders has led him to teach at local seminaries, as well as oversee a long-standing mentoring program for potential future pastors. His love for the kind of Gospel cooperation modelled by his hero, George Whitefield, inspired his work with the Grace Connexion, the Hogtown Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship, the Toronto Gospel Alliance, 9Marks, and The Gospel Coalition Canada. His zeal for the preaching of God’s Word has led to work with The Charles Simeon Trust. His affection for the disabled community, especially after disability entered his family through his son, has given him opportunities to speak for The Elisha Foundation and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. It also prompted his zeal to protect the unborn and work closely with a local pregnancy care centre. He has been married to Susan for more than twenty-five years and loves to spend time with her and their four children. Sadly, he is a pathetically loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and remembers well the last time they won the Stanley Cup. He was 10 months old.
Paul can be reached by email here.
Steve Kim was born and raised in Toronto. He started attending Grace Fellowship Church in 2010, but left with 17 others to plant Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in 2011. There he met his wife Kathy and the Lord has since blessed them with two daughters, Corrie and Lily.
After completing a year long pastoral internship at the church plant, Steve was called back to Grace Fellowship Church to serve as the assistant minister in October 2015. He was ordained as an elder in December 2017.
One of the things that brings Steve joy in pastoring this local church is seeing how the Lord has brought a multitude of nations together through the power of the Gospel. When he isn’t spending time with his family or serving his church, you will likely find him fishing or cycling.
You can add Steve as a friend on Facebook using the link below. He can be reached by email through the contact page.
Peter Mahaffey is a native resident of Toronto who grew up in the Scarborough area. As a pastor’s kid, the idea of pastoral ministry was the furthest thing from his mind, but God had different plans.
After living in Ottawa for several years, Peter and his wife Gracie came back to Toronto in August of 2015. They joined Grace Fellowship Church and Peter began serving as the new assistant minister. He was ordained as an elder in December 2017. Currently he is working on his Master’s of Divinity at Heritage Seminary.
Peter delights in helping people witness the beauty and worth of Jesus. Most of his time is spent doing ministry, working on school, or laughing with Gracie. He also enjoys watching and playing sports.
You can add Peter as a friend on Facebook using the link below. He can be reached by email through the contact page.
Administrative Assistant to the Pastors
Jenna Russell has always lived in the city she loves, as the eldest of three girls. She has a passion for people, organization, and communication and is excited to be the administrative assistant as of September 2015.
She recently completed her BA and is hoping to pursue an MA in Counselling Psychology.
You can reach Jenna on our contact page.