Jason was born and raised in the northeast suburbs of Toronto. He grew up in a family of Christians and came to know Jesus at a young age. Throughout his formative years in high school, God began to develop a love for Jesus and the church in Jason through his participation in youth ministry. This led him to pursue theological studies and pastoral ministry.
Jason joined Grace Fellowship Church in fall 2021 after serving for 10 years at another local GTA church in a variety of different pastoral roles. Jason and his wife Janney were married in 2014. They have two children, Caroline and Timothy. Jason enjoys outdoor fun with his family, exercise, cooking and NFL football.
Jason can be reached here.
Director of Production and Integration
Born and raised in China, James came to Toronto with his family when he was 14. In the same year, he heard the gospel for the first time and committed his life to following Jesus. He spent his adolescent years at a Chinese church in North York, where he grew to love Jesus and the Bible. James came to Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in 2014, and later met his wife Bridgette.
James loves Toronto and its tortured sport teams, but mostly because of the opportunities to meet and engage people from all over the world. He longs to see the gospel transform and unite people from different backgrounds. James left his full-time position as a nurse in Fall 2018 and joined the staff team as a pastoral assistant.
James can be reached here.
Director of Discipleship and Prayer
There's a lot in a name. Femi's full name, 'Oluwafemi', in his native language (Yoruba) means 'God loves me', and each day he learns the truth in his name. Born in Nigeria, Femi first moved to England in his younger years, and resolved to follow Christ while in university studying Accounting and Business Management. In God's providence, he moved to Toronto, Canada in 2014. In 2017, he started attending Grace Fellowship Church with his wife Aszerina, and a year later, joined the team as a Pastoral Assistant.
Femi hopes to convey God's love for the lost as displayed in the person of Jesus Christ, and as an aspiring writer, he hopes to use his gifts to that end. Along with publishing a book, he often writes songs and poetry, and occasionally contributes to a group blog.
You can get in contact with Femi via email here.
Born overseas, Sarah moved to Canada at a young age and is deeply thankful to have been raised in the diverse and chaotic city of Toronto. She grew up attending church with her family but came to faith at the age of 10, and ever since, God has added sound teaching and life experience to her then young faith.
Sarah became a member of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in 2015. She worked in campus ministry for seven years and joined the GFC staff team in Fall 2018 as Missionary Resident. She is being trained to be sent to South Asia when it is practical. Sarah is passionate about seeing hearts, lives, and communities transformed by the message of Jesus.
Children, Youth and Outreach Coordinator
John can be reached here.
Lynn grew up in Etobicoke, going to church as everyone did in the 1950’s. After going her own way in rebellion through her teens and twenties, she was claimed by Jesus as his own. Through years of parenting, serving in a Presbyterian church, and running a family business, she was shaped and moulded by her Lord. She joined Grace Fellowship Church in Rexdale in 2007. When GFC Don Mills was planted, she was one of the members who joined the team. She is delighted to use her admin skills for the church, now that she has retired from floristry. She also happens to be Pastor Julian’s mother. And she loves her role as Nana to seven awesome grandkids.
Lynn can be reached here.