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”.
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.
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.
- Spiritual Renewal
- Healing of body, soul and spirit
- Restoration of broken relationships
- Integrity of life and teaching