Who Was John Knox?

John Knox was a 16th century minister and theologian who was a Reformation leader in Scotland. He took the flame of the Reformation from Geneva and John Calvin to Scotland, where he was integral in forming the Kirk (Church) of Scotland, whose members became known as Presbyterians. Among their progeny were many 18th-century migrants to America from the borderlands of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England who brought their faith and form of governance to the American colonies and frontier.

Presbyterian churches derive their name from the presbyterian form of church government, which is governed by representative assemblies of elders. A great number of Reformed churches are organized this way, but the word Presbyterian, when capitalized, is often applied uniquely to churches that trace their roots to the Scottish, English and Irish Presbyterians.

What does the John Knox Church actually do?

Simply, we are a assembly of believers in Jesus Christ seeking to honor what He has commanded:

1. To fulfill our duty as a church of the living God to be a pillar and foundation of the truth of His Word.  (1 Timothy 3:16)

2. To be ambassadors for Christ, God entrusting us with the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:20)


3. To glorify the Father by bearing the spiritual fruits of righteousness and holiness and in doing so, prove to be disciples of Christ. (John 15:8)

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