Staff & Elders

Church Staff

Jonathan Stairs - Lead Pastor
Jonathan Stairs

Jonathan is our Lead Pastor and he joined us in September of 2012. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute, a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University. He is also an adjunct professor at Heritage College and Seminary. Jonathan and his wife, Lori, have four children: Jessie, Josiah, Noah and Luke. Jonathan and Lori love packing the kids into the van for long road trips to see God’s creation, and to visit their family scattered throughout North America. Jonathan considers himself a missionary with Christ and His Church. He loves the outdoors, but His overriding passion is to be a multiplier of multipliers for the glory of God!

Galatians 2:20  "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me."

Read Jonathan and Lori's blog, Commissional

Follow Jonathan on Twitter @jonstairs

Phil Stairs - Associate Teaching Pastor
Phil Stairs

Phil Stairs is our Associate Teaching Pastor at Temple Baptist Church.  He began in this ministry in September of 2012.  He is a graduate of several schools including Moody Bible Institute and received his Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary.  He is married to Lelia, and they have two married children, Jonathan and Stephanie.

Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” 

Aaron Ottaway - Associate Discipleship Pastor
Aaron Ottaway

Aaron is the Associate Discipleship Pastor at Temple Baptist Church.  Aaron began his ministry at Temple in June, 2008.  Aaron graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute and New Brunswick Bible Institute.  He is currently taking courses at Heritage College and Seminary.  Aaron and his wife, Nikki, were married on May 1, 2010.  They have two little girls, Claire and Rose.  Aaron is a big sports fan and he loves the Chicago Blackhawks.  His passion is to follow Christ wholeheartedly, and mobilize others to do the same.

1 Corinthians 15:10  "But by the grace of God, I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I laboured even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me."

Ed Hodgins - Administrative Mobilizer

Ed is the Administrative Mobilizer at Temple Baptist Church. He graduated from McMaster University with his Bachelor of Commerce, and is a CPA CA. Ed started at Temple in April, 2016, and provides administrative support in the areas of Finance, I.T. and Property. Ed is married to Wendy, and they have three young adult children, Lindsay (Andrew), Jonathan, and William (Amanda). Ed enjoys weight training, basketball, hiking, reading and family time. He recently retired from an administrative leadership position in the public education system and plans to pursue theological training at Heritage College and Seminary.

Linda Kenyon - Office Administrator
Linda Kenyon

Linda started working in the Church Office in September, 2010.  She graduated from Pensacola Christian College in Florida and taught at Temple Baptist Christian Academy for 10 years before moving into the office.  Linda enjoys reading and walking, and her desire is to serve the Lord to the fullest where He has called her.

Matthew 5:16  "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Cayle St. John - Music & Youth Intern

Cayle joined us in June 2016, as our Music and Youth Intern.  He graduated with his Bachelor of Church Music from Heritage College and Seminary. Cayle's ministries include Music &Worship Arts and Youth & Young Adult, as well as a variety of other ministry responsibilities.  Cayle loves all types of sports and is a proud supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors and Blue Jays. His desire is to love God and love others unconditionally so that they would see Christ and turn to Him.

Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Linda Morrell - Church Custodian
Susan Losch - Bookkeeper


Darryl Brush

Darryl is married to Cathy and they have 4 children. They have attended Temple for the last 11 years and prior to that they were very involved in the Academy with their children enrolled there. Darryl has served as a Deacon for several years, along with serving in many other areas. He also does a lot of volunteer work around the church. Some of Darryl’s spiritual gifts include teaching, encouragement and hospitality.

Romans 8:1 "Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."

Robin Hacon

Robin and his wife, Fay have been attending Temple since January 1997. They have three married daughters, Colleen, Alysha and Heather.  Robin is involved in many areas of the church including leading Adult Ministries, Congregational Care, greeting, Bible Study to Chinese neighbours, and Elder.  He desires to live for the Lord and serve Him daily, to reach his neighbours for Christ, and he enjoys working with his hands.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 "The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds."

Stephen Limmer

Steve and his wife, Mary have been attending Temple since 1971. Steve has filled numerous roles with the church over the years including Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and chair of Global Outreach. Steve and Mary have three children, Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Marilyn. They have blessed Steve and Mary with eight grandchildren. Spending time with the grandchildren is a favourite activity.

John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease."

Ross Morrell

Ross and his wife Linda have been attending Temple for over 20 years. Ross has served in many areas over those years, including: Deacon, Property, Men's Prayer, Men's Ministries and Seniors’ Ministries. Ross and Linda have 11 children including: Rebecca (deceased), Martha, David (Joanne), Aaron, Daniel, Jesse (Wray), Michael, Edgar, Andrew (Callie), Ruth-Ada and Lena. They have five grandchildren. Ross enjoys the outdoors.

Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

David Pinkerton - Chairman

David and Frances have been married for 48 years and been attending Temple since 1974. They have two children, Paul and Rachel and seven grandchildren, They have been serving in full time ministry for over forty years with Child Evangelism Fellowship of Ontario. David has served in many capacities at Temple such as: Elder, Deacon, Sunday School, Bus Ministry, Prime Time, and small groups. David and Frances love to volunteer and help others grow in their walk with the Lord.

Philippians 2:13 “For it is God who is at work in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”


Ron Bolender
Paul Holbrook - Chairman
Adrian Hoyte
Michael McKearney
Peter Schouwstra
Jason Winger