Welcome to John Knox Presbyterian

We are named for one of the giants of the Protestant Reformation, John Knox. He took the flame of the Reformation from Geneva, Switzerland and John Calvin to Scotland where he was integral in establishing the Church of Scotland whose members became known as Presbyterians. Presbyterians in America continue to look to John Knox as their spiritual forefather.

What we do is driven by what we believe.

As a Christian Church, our beliefs can be summarized by the words Biblical, Reformed, Confessional and Presbyterian. We are Biblical; we believe the Bible is the word of God. The Bible is foundational to all that we believe and practice. In the Bible alone do we see the clear message of the Gospel – Jesus Christ who came to save sinners. By Reformed we mean that we hold to the historic understanding of Christianity known as Reformed Protestantism. We are Confessional in that our understanding of Christianity is summarized in the historic creeds and confessions of the church (Westminster Confession of Faith, along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. We are Presbyterian in that we are governed by a group of men called a Session and are a part of the Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

The center and highlight of our church life is Sunday worship.

Our goal is worship that is reverent, God-centered, Bible-filled, Gospel-structured, and Spirit-dependent. We are committed to the ordinary means of grace – we simply read the word, preach the word, sing the word, pray the word, see the “visible word” in the sacraments, and affirm the word through the use of the creeds.