Welcome to John Knox Presbyterian Church

9104 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY 40242

A member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Mid-Kentucky Presbytery and a Matthew 25 Church

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Our Mission

Sharing God's Love by Caring for Others and Putting Faith Into Action.

Masks are optional for all fully vaccinated worshipers.  If you prefer to be masked and don't have one, a mask will be provided.

John Knox Presbyterian Church welcomes all who walk through the doors of our sanctuary - regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic or social status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We believe that all are valuable children of God.

Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday school will resume in September 2022

Calendar Events for June 2022:
6/07 - Tuesday Study Group (If God is Love, Don't be a Jerk) 2:00 PM, Parlor
                  City of Westwood 7:30 PM, Parlor
6/14 - Tuesday Study Group (If God is Love, Don't be a Jerk) 2:00 PM, Parlor
                  Langdon Place 7:00 PM, Parlor
6/21 -  Tuesday Study Group (If God is Love, Don't be a Jerk) 2:00 PM, Parlor
6/24 - Fun & Games 1:00 PM, Fitzsimons Hall
6/28 - Tuesday Study Group (If God is Love, Don't be a Jerk) 2:00 PM, Parlor
                  EACM Women's Group 5:30, Fitzsimons Hall  

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Staff And Leadership

The Rev. Susan M. Barnes, Transitional Pastor

Minister’s office hours – Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and by appointment

     Welcome! If you are looking for a spiritual home, we hope you find one with us. I came to John Knox January 2020 as their transitional pastor, ready to help them discern their mission in the community and explore what God was calling them to do and be. Two and a half months later, the pandemic hit. We shut the doors of the church and began online worship for those who were online. For those who were not, we mailed out copies of the worship service, including scripture and liturgy. We wanted people to share in worship even when we couldn’t be together. 
     In early spring of 2021, our parishioners were delighted to share their vaccination dates so we could celebrate in emails and newsletters. Our vaccinations and our mask-wearing demonstrate our Christian commitment to love our neighbors and ourselves. We were able to resume in-person worship May 2021. We are in the process of adding an online version of worship. We are all figuring out how to do mission as a post-pandemic church.
     To reach me, call the church and leave a message. I will return your call. I’m often in the church building outside my office hours.
     Since 1989, I’ve served churches in Montana, Iowa, Oregon, Oklahoma, and now Louisville. I love translating Scripture and finding out how the stories in the Bible speak to our stories. I do watercolor quilting and make stoles. I’m married to Mike Ferguson and we have two grown children, a boy and a girl.

Hannah Parker Gruver

Music Director

Hannah has been Director of Music/Choir Director at John Knox since June 2016. She is also:
• Director of Program, Portland Avenue Arts Immersion, Choral Director
• Choral Director/Music Teacher at Kentucky Country Day School
• Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Louisville
• Owner-teacher, Parker's Music Studio.
• Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Pedagogy and a Master's Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. 
•  She and her husband, Gene,  reside in Eastern Jefferson County.

John Knox Presbyterian Church is looking for a musician who can play piano to accompany the congregation at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning services. The pay is $6,500 a year. An additional $1,000 is being set aside to hire special musicians throughout the year. Please send your resumé to [email protected] 

Member Leadership

What is an Elder?

Elders are chosen by members of the congregation. Together with ministers of the Word  and Sacrament, they exercise leadership, government, and discipline  and have responsibilities for the life of a particular church, as well as the church at large. They shall serve faithfully as members of the session for up to two,  consecutive three-year terms.


9104 Westport Rd
Louisville, KY, 40242, US

About Us

Our members invite others to join our congregation. We want to broaden our efforts to put our faith into action. Members and visitors stay after worship to visit with one another. We enjoy getting to know visitors as much as connecting with long-time members. You will be warmly welcomed when you attend John Knox! We follow Jesus when we show hospitality to others.

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