4840 Glenhollow Circle • Oceanside, California • 92057
Cell: 336.307.1870
E-Mail: wjmugford@gmail.com


Born: Everett {Boston}, Massachusetts
Married: Spouse, Rose C. Mugford
Master of Religious Education, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
Children: Joshua and Cristen {Shoulders} Mugford
Chip and Kristen {Mugford} Hayner
Citizenship United States of America and Canada



  • 1977, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
  • 1986, (Transfer) Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec
  • 2010, Anglican Church in North America 


  • McCormick Seminary, Chicago, Illinois
    D.Min.-level course work
    Concentration, Executive Leadership: 2000-2002

  • University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, Illinois
    Ph.D.-level course work
    Concentration, Ethics and Public Policy: 1991-1995

  • Wycliffe College/University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Master of Religion
    Thesis: Urban Pastoral Ministry: Degree granted, 1989

  • Central Bible College, Springfield, Missouri
    Bachelor of Arts
    Biblical Studies and Theology: Degree granted, 1974


San Diego Deanery, Southern California (August 2017-Present)
Dean of San Diego

Affiliation: Anglican Church in North America/Diocese of Western Anglicans
Congregation: Nine (9) established Anglican Congregations and a growing number of nascent communities under development in San Diego County and northern Mexico

  • Serving under the leadership of The Right Reverend Keith Andrews, Bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglicans, to establish churches who "Make disciples who make disciples; Train missional leaders; and Multiply missional communities (churches); and...
  • Reaching out to the multi-ethnic, socially complex, urban/suburban communities of San Diego County and northern Mexico 

Grace Anglican Church, Oceanside, California (January 2016-Present)
Senior Pastor/Rector

Affiliation: Anglican Church in North America/Diocese of Western Anglicans
Congregation: 150

  • Leading/Pastoring an Anglican, "three-streams" congregation to its purposeful, next phase of ministry effectiveness and growth.
  • Reaching out to the multi-ethnic, socially complex, urban/suburban communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista in North County, San Diego and Camp Pendleton. 

Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, California (August 2011-2015)

Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Congregation: 40,000+

  • Primary responsibility for developing all aspects of the “local” HIV&AIDS Initiative of Saddleback Church, which includes support groups; small groups; staffing; volunteer recruiting, training and serving; multi-faceted ministry and pastoral care program development; special event envisioning, coordination, development and execution; advocacy/education in government, church and academic environments; and building/linking a national network of churches who are doing HIV&AIDS ministries.
  • Assist in all aspects of Saddleback Church leadership and pastoral ministry as requested by the Senior Pastor or his designates, including speaking, writing, program and ministry development.

Christ Church of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia (April 2010-April 2012)

Affiliation: Anglican Church in North America
Congregation: 250

  • Consulting with the Senior Minister/Rector and Vestry, guiding a strategic pastoral/praying/ positioning/planning process which enables a 12-year-old church plant to realize its purpose to become a "legacy church" in Buckhead/Atlanta through identifying Biblical mission; improving quality characteristics essential to congregational health and growth; and creating ministry that shapes anticipated facility location/construction.

ANGLICANMINISTRYinteractive.com, Greensboro, North Carolina (October 2010-Present)

Affiliation: Anglican Church in North America
Congregation: National / International

  • Designer and developer of a web-based, video resource for the world-wide Anglican Communion, which connects with seekers of Christian faith, church ministry leaders and those pursuing theological education online from an Anglican perspective.

Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, North Carolina (December 2010-Present)
Adjunct Minister

Affiliation: PEARUSA, Province de l’Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda
Congregation: 150

  • Assisting in the ministry of a local church plant at the request of the Rector (Senior Minister).
  • Fully-functioning parish pastor in all aspects of ministry when present and as assigned.

The Falls Church, Fall Church, Virginia (April-December 2010)

Affiliation: Anglican Church in North America
Congregation: 2,500

  • Consulting with the Senior Minister/Rector and focusing a church planting effort which resulted in a new, evangelical Anglican Church in North America congregation in Maryland.
  • Leading and preaching at Summer Family Worship Service, an experimental, six-week initiative in intergenerational worship planned and executed in conjunction with Christian Education and TFC staff.
  • Participating in Staff, Clergy and Directors, Timothys (church planting initiative) and Vestry meetings as requested.
  • Preaching/teaching on Sundays and general pastoral responsibilities as assigned.

Community Bible Church, High Point, North Carolina (December 2007-August 2009)
Lead/Teaching Pastor

Affiliation: Evangelical Free Church of America
Congregation: 1,500
Staff: 14 full/part-time professional/support staff

  • Senior leader of a contemporary congregation whose purpose is, “Connecting people to God and to one another.”
  • Overseeing growth and development of a community of faith that is “missional,” balancing and integrating a Biblically- faithful and culturally relevant approach to ministry.
  • Worship Center preaching and teaching augmented by Video Café ministry.
  • Primary responsibilities: preaching, teaching, overseeing and leading a ministry team of professional and volunteer leaders

High Point Church, Madison, Wisconsin (1995-2007)
Senior Pastor

Affiliation: Non-Denominational, evangelical
Congregation: 2,400+
Staff: 13 professional, 8 lay
Also: High Point Christian School, PreSchool-Grade 8, 230+ students, 18 staff, $790,000 budget

  • Servant-leading a community-based, non-denominational, evangelical church, which purpose is, “Extending Christ’s grace to all, one person at a time.”
  • Initiating and developing training and ministries that are Biblically-based and encourage sharing God’s grace in culturally relevant ways.
  • Overseeing transition of predominantly weekend, event-oriented ministry to a growing “missional community” with multi-faceted, multi-cultural weekday/weekend ministry.
  • Experiencing average giving growth of 7%/year for ten years ($1.1M to $1.8M), while also raising an additional $2.5 million to build a 30,000 sq./ft. ministry training space called the Micah Center.
  • Continuing to adjust and implement a new “Gen X” ministry, Worship 2.0.
  • Preaching/teaching host of “LifePoints” weekly radio ministry, Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Central, WNWC AM 1190, Madison, Wisconsin.

Christ Church of Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois (1993-1995)
Associate Pastor

Affiliation: Non-Denominational, Reformed
Congregation: 5,400

  • Preached weekly at Sunday Evening Vespers Service and occasionally at Sunday morning worship services.
  • Developed and/or taught adult education courses, including Church History, Biblical Studies, Parenting and Premarital Preparation/Counseling.
  • Assisted in all aspects of pastoral ministry, including preaching, counseling, teaching and visitation.

Church in the City, Toronto, Ontario (1983-1993)
Senior Pastor

Affiliation: Convention Baptist
Congregation: 300
Staff: 4 Professional

  • Researched, planted and developed church located in a multi-ethnic, socially complex, urban-renewal area of downtown Toronto.
  • Initiated and assisted in establishing a cooperative development program between city government, faith-based initiatives and community organizations.
  • Cultivated growth from planting families to congregation of 300.

Stone Church, Toronto, Ontario (1978-1983)
Associate Pastor

Affiliation: Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
Congregation: 800

  • Assisted in ministry renewal efforts, leading to congregational growth of 700 people.
  • Initiated and cultivated young adult ministry to 300 weekly attendees, organized into 35 small group Bible studies. Growth led to the revitalization of the church and the building of a new, urban church facility to reflect the congregation’s new growth.

Queensway Cathedral, Toronto, Ontario (1976-1978)
Associate Pastor

Congregation: 1,700

  • Primarily ministered to youth and young adult population, bringing youth group from 30 to 100+ participants and young adults group from no participants to 150 .
  • Assisted in healing and conflict resolution within the church and facilitated the subsequent generation of a small group ministry.

Ambassadors in Mission Team, Belleville, Ontario (1974-1976)
Team Leader

Team: 13 participants

  • Led young-adult team of musicians, educators, actors and puppeteers in ministry efforts used by local churches to outreach to youth and college students.
  • Traveled throughout Canada and the United Kingdom.


Phillip Aziz Center, Toronto, Ontario (1991-1995)
Founder and Executive Director

Endowment: $1.5 million

  • Researched, founded, administered funding for and developed programming for an evangelical, faith based and community-oriented ministry to train family and friends of HIV/AIDS patients in hospice and palliative care.

Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto, Ontario (1988)
Re-establishing Urban Parishes

Eastern College, Peterborough, Ontario (1983-1986)

  • Developed and taught course in contemporary evangelism training for senior students entering ministry in urban and non-traditional settings. Incorporated data analysis, demographic research, strategic planning and cultural communications into curriculum.

Chinese Christian Fellowship, Toronto, Ontario (1978-1985)

  • Mentored and trained group of up to 300 college and university exchange students from Malaysia, Singapore and China.



  • “The Leadership Summit” {Regional site for Willow Creek} 2002-2007;
  • “The Church and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” February 2005 {national/international event};
  • “What Next” Conference, 200th Anniversary of the Haystack Prayer Meeting and the birth of “modern” missions, September 27-30, 2006, {national/international event}.


Guest Lecturer

  • “AIDS on the Frontline,” Medical Conference, University of California, Irvine, CA, 2013;
  • “Left Forum,” Conference, PACE University, NYC, NY, 2013;
  • “Anglican 1000 Summit,” Church of the Resurrection, Chicago, IL, 2013;
  • “Fearless Compassion,” World AIDS Day events, Saddleback Church, Dec. 1, 2011
  • “No Regrets,” Men’s Conference, Elmbrook Church, Brookfield, WI, 2001, 2005-2007;
  • Oak Brook Conference on Ministry, Oak Brook, IL, 1992-1994;
  • “Ministry Enrichment Seminar,” 1991;
  • “Context,” 1989;
  • “Urban Mission,” 1987;
  • “Let’s Dream Together,” 1986;
  • Northeast Leadership Conference, 1985;
  • “Reach the City,” 1984.

Blog Posts/Articles



Other Lectures/Courses

  • The Daniel Principles: Culture-Shaping in an Other-Believing World,” 1994/5, 2002/3;
  • My Workplace Ministry: Called By God,” 1995;
  • Spiritual Resources for Incredibly Busy Families,” 1994;
  • Discovering the Hidden Power of Peace,” 1992;
  • Perspectives on Reality for Business Professionals,” 1989-1990;
  • Cursillo Spiritual Co-Director, 1989-1990;
  • Tyndale College and Theological Seminary, 1983-1992.


  • Contributing author, “Transformed: How God Changes Us,” as taught by Rick Warren, 2014
  • Substantive Editor, “Encyclopedia of Christian Worship,” Webber, Tyndale House, 1996;
  • Churches in City Plan ’91,” 1990;
  • The Anglican Initiative in Future, Downtown West Toronto,” 1988;
  • Foothold on the Future” Report for City of Toronto, 1987.


Orange County HIV Planning Council Orange County, California (2014-Present) 
Council Member

The Lord’s Table High Point, North Carolina (2008-2010)
Member, Board of Directors, start-up 501{c}3 

University of Wisconsin Medical School Madison, Wisconsin (2004-2007)
Member, In Vitro Fertilization Ethics Committee

CareNet Pregnancy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (2004-2005)
Pastor of the Year

John Stott Ministries, Academic Review Team (2002-present)

  • Review Stott Scholars currently attending U.S. graduate programs

World Vision, Israel Tour (2001)

  • One of 12 U.S. church leaders who toured Israel, West Bank and Gaza with World Vision President and Regional leadership to assess Area Development Projects and political situation.

City of Toronto


  • Planning and Development Department, St. Lawrence Neighborhood Committee (1987-1994)


  • Mayors Office, Religious Projects in City Development (1987-1992)

Member, Policy Committee

  • Planning and Development Department, Bathurst/Spadina Neighborhood Cmtee. (1987-1992)

St. Lawrence Business Association, Toronto, Ontario (1984-1989)

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Vision 2000, Toronto, Ontario (1986-1989)
Member, Executive and Media Committees

King-Bay Chaplaincy, Toronto, Ontario (1986-1989)
Member, Board of Directors of ecumenical ministry to business and political professionals

Vision Television, Interfaith National Religious Network, Roswell Group (1983-1985)
Member, Executive Committees Toronto, Ontario