Rev. Robert Hayashi
Rev. Duncan Jeffrey
Welcome! Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church is a multicultural family of God (people from 30 countries at last count!). Wherever YOU come from we think you will feel at home at RHPC. You will find all age groups represented: seniors, baby boomers, Gen X, echo boomers, and our children, of course. No matter what age you are, you won’t feel alone. We invite you to worship with us any Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Closest intersection is Major Mackenzie Drive and Yonge Street. The driveway to our parking lot is on Yonge, first driveway on your left, north of Major Mackenzie.
At RHPC, we take the Bible seriously, not literally and always try to build a bridge between the world that Jesus knew 2000 years ago, and the world that is taking shape here in the GTA in the 21st century. We read God’s Word (the Bible) to help us understand God’s will for our lives and our world. Other learning opportunities are provided to help you (and your family) grow together in Christ.
We are also serious about helping our community, country, and world. Many people work very hard to raise money to support those who are making a difference in the lives of hurting and needy people, wherever they are.
The word “Presbyterian” means “ruled by elders” (not necessarily old people). Our church is run on democratic principles, which means that our members have a real say on important issues like choosing our ministers and electing our elders.
Feel free to call or email me to ask any questions you have about us and our church. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you and welcome you into our family.
May the Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and with all those you love around the world.
Clerk of Session
The Clerk of Session is elected from within the governing body (Kirk Session) of the church to be the chief ruling elder. The Clerk of Session is, therefore, the lay leader of the church. Some general roles/responsibilities are: maintaining and updating the roll of professing members; preparing and organizing the serving of communion elements; taking minutes at the Kirk Session meetings and keeping all Session records and ensuring their safe storage; making recommendations to the court (Kirk Session) for the safekeeping of all the records of the court are maintained; working together with the Moderator/Minister on planing the Session agendas and other pertinent matters of the church as required.
Director of Music
Jamaican born, Canadian citizen, Deon Flash, is one of the major bright lights on the Toronto Christian/ Gospel music scene. An accomplished artist, composer, and pianist/organist, Deon’s music blossomed at an early age, playing the piano and organ for church from the age of 11. His formal piano lessons started at the age of 7, and he continued on to take pipe organ lessons at the age of 12 when he started playing organ for his local church. In 1990, he received his ARCT (piano performance) and in 1995 he received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at the University of Toronto.
Since then, Deon has performed as a soloist and accompanist all over North America and the Caribbean in many different capacities, such as resident accompanist for the Bermuda Philharmonic Chorus, solo pianist for the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of the late Dr. Gary Burgess and resident pianist for the musical “The Hot Mikado”. In 2007 he recorded his debut CD “Journey with Hymn” which won a Maja Award for best instrumental gospel album. He also served as musical director and organist for the Mount Zion AME, Allen Temple AME and Somerset SDA churches in Bermuda. Currently he resides near the Greater Toronto Area and he has been the organist/choir director at the Richmond Presbyterian Church from 2015 to the present.
Director of Church School and Youth Leader
Monday – Friday
9 :00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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