What To Expect


Worship services are casual at JCF; many people wear jeans or dress "business casual." We encourage you to arrive about 10 minutes before the service starts so you can grab a cup of coffee and meet people. Our services start with music, often songs you might recognize if you listen to Christian radio - Chris Tomlin, Hillsong.  The Pastor teaches a bible-based message with practical application to help you live out your faith during the week.  Some services we celebrate communion, but there’s no pressure to participate if you don’t want to.  Services are usually a little over an hour, and then you’re welcome to hang out and talk with people afterwards

Our Story

Joy Christian Fellowship was founded in January 1988 by Pastor Lars and Denise Kleynhans.  The church was established with a desire to see God impact Toronto.  Through anointed teaching and passionate worship, the Kleynhans grew the church from a handful of people meeting in a house to the vibrant church that it is today.   


Who We Are

Joy Christian Fellowship is a community of believers who come together to worship Jesus Christ, and to build the Kingdom of God by partnering with other ministries to demonstrate the love of God through serving the communities where we worship and live. We embrace diversity and strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for people of all backgrounds. We do not compromise on the Gospel message, but seek to deliver the “Truth in Love”.


Church Timeline

March 1988 - we held our first annual congregational meeting, where we set our constitution and adopted the name Etobicoke Christian Fellowship.  The church joined the Canadian Fellowship of Churches and Ministers (CFCM), and began holding services at the  Holiday Inn in Etobicoke. 

March 1991 - the church leased  a storefront at Dundas & Kipling

February 1996 - we moved our services to a small hotel on Rexdale Blvd near Hwy 27. 

June 2000 - the church began to rent space from another church in Etobicoke.  

March 2002 - the church building that we we renting was sold and our congregation moved to  the Heritage Inn on Rexdale Blvd.  It was at this time that the congregation voted to change our name to Joy Christian Fellowship.

November 2003 - JCF came to rest at the Toronto Travelodge (now the Doubletree by Hilton).

June 2018 - Pastor Anthony and Joan Faul took over as Lead Pastors of Joy Christian Fellowship.  Pastor Anthony and his wife Joan have picked up the mantle left by Pastor Lars to carry on the vision of Joy Christian Fellowship.  Pastor Lars now serves as Pastor Emeritus of JCF. 

Our Beliefs

  • The Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
  • There is one God, manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • The reality of satan and that his present control over mankind does exist.
  • The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection and ascension to right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory as the Kings of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
  • Fall of man and his lost estate, which makes necessary a rebirth through the belief in, and confession of, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Reconciliation of man by the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Resurrection of believers unto everlasting life in Heaven and of unbelievers into everlasting punishment in Hell.
  • The present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit as found in I Corinthians 12:11 and Hebrews 2:4 and that that ministry will continue until the Lord’s return.
  • The Church is called to the Unity of the Faith as found in Ephesians 4:11-13.

Our Purpose


We are called to reach families with the love of God, and to promote healing for the hurting while ministering to all aspects of the family. We believe in impacting our communities through acts of service and participation in community outreach events. We will serve as a community centre, and will touch the world through support of missions and service projects.



Joy Christian Fellowship is a place of love and acceptance, where people can receive a fresh start in life. We are a safe haven where the love of God brings healing and freedom from bondage through salvation in Christ. We exist to create disciples of Christ through anointed teaching, and to promote the restoration of broken relationships.



  • Discipleship
  • Spiritual Renewal
  • Healing of body, soul and spirit
  • Restoration of broken relationships
  • Integrity of life and teaching
  • Prayer

Our Staff