Born and raised in Toronto, Julian has a heart for this city. He was saved in a church in Etobicoke, called to ministry through the Grace Fellowship Church in Rexdale, and then sent to plant Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in January 2011.
Having trained at Heritage College and Toronto Baptist Seminary, Julian has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2008.
Julian is married to Stacey and God has blessed them with four amazing daughters.
Converted at a young age, Paul became zealous for Christ in high school. He travelled Ontario playing competitive hockey, which eventually led him to play at Liberty University where he began to study. While training at Liberty (B.Sc), Paul served on staff at Washington Heights Grace Brethren Church in Roanoke, Virginia.
Afterwards, Paul trained at Grace Fellowship Church (Rexdale), while studying at Toronto Baptist Seminary (M.Div, Th.M), where he met his wife, Georgie. The Lord has graciously blessed them with five children: Caleb, Isaac, Hudson, Paige and Luke.
Paul joined Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in 2011 and has helped strengthen the church in various ways. He currently serves as a lay pastor and has transitioned to full-time work with Training Leaders International (in partnership with SEND Canada). In early 2021, GFC plans to send the McDonalds to Serbia where Paul will serve as the Dean of Students at the Baptist Theological School, training pastors and future leaders there.
Nabil is a lay elder at Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. He is a pharmacist by training, having earned a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and a Pharm.D. from the University of Toronto. Nabil has worked in the health care industry for over 20 years and manages a health care consulting team for a large, multi-national health care company.
Nabil was born in Cairo, Egypt and was fortunate enough to be raised in a strong Christian home. His family immigrated to Canada when he was a child and he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour at a young age. Throughout his life he has served in various Christian ministries, including the Board of an international missions organization and the leadership of a young adults ministry at a large Toronto-area church. As a pharmacist and a Christian, Nabil has a strong interest in counseling and is working (slowly) towards accreditation as a Biblical Counselor. He also enjoys reading, writing, travelling, and a variety of sports. Like many in Toronto, he is a long-suffering fan of the Maple Leafs, but remains an eternal optimist - in more ways than one.
The Lord has blessed Nabil with his wonderful wife Tania and two dear children - Rebekah and Matthew - who fill their life with joy and busyness. As a family, it is their earnest desire to magnify the Lord and exalt his name together (Psalm 34:3).