Knox Presbyterian Church supports a variety of local and global ministries with our service, our financial giving, and our prayers. These include:

In Pasadena:

Union Station Homeless Services  – This ministry helps adults and families facing hunger, homelessness, and poverty in our community. They offer comprehensive outreach, shelter, housing, and employment services. Knox partners with Union Station in a variety of ways, including the preparation and delivery of sack lunches.




Knox Immigration TeamThis new ministry team seeks to build community with our undocumented sisters and brothers in the greater Pasadena area. Through these relationships, we aim to listen, learn, grow, and collaborate in actions that show God’s love to those who are on the margins and considered strangers. We partner with the Matthew 25 network and Iglesia del Pacto Church in Eagle Rock.   Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.





The Housing Justice Team – This ministry seeks to build partnerships with organizations and the faith community to prevent homelessness, provide resources to the housing insecure, learn about solutions, and explore opportunities to create affordable housing. Recent partners include San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, the Shower of Hope, Pasadena Homeless Count, and the Lancer Food Pantry at Pasadena City College.  Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.




Sustainability Team – Our Mission is To honor God as creator and fulfill our calling to tend to the earth. We work to inspire practical care of our environment. Click here to be linked to our website with information about how to help the Team and help the environment in general.   Meets  the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m




Door of Hope This Pasadena ministry equips families and children experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives.  






Elizabeth House – This ministry provides shelter, resources, and training to homeless pregnant woman in the San Gabriel Valley.






Monte Vista Grove Homes This Pasadena ministry provides Christ-centered community to meet the residential needs of retired church workers of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and five other denominations.  Their assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing are open to the wider community.




Hope IT – Hope IT aims to allow underserved kids to gain access to computer technology and IT professionals to have fun, gain skills and confidence that may lead to IT jobs.






Around the World:

Tijuana Mexico – We take several trips each year to visit an Orphanage, prepare a meal and program for the children, and do a variety of small support tasks on the property. To view an article covering one of our trips in 2012, click here.






Amani School –This is a Christian Education Program that targets low and middle-income families in Kenya. It provides holistic education centered on a Bible-based Curriculum to roughly 50 children between the ages of 3 to 13 years. The School opened its doors in January 2017 in Machakos County, South Eastern Kenya, as a unique program to mitigate the dire need for quality education in the Community.





Liberia Renewal Ministries – Liberia Renewal Ministries (LRM) is a religious non-profit that serves abused women and children in Liberia. LRM’s service programs provide rural communities and villages with electricity, running water, and sanitation facilities. LRM runs a school and an orphanage for the people in these communities. They also provide a program for women’s recovery and support program that caters to abused and trafficked women in Liberia while providing job skills training and counseling.



Covenant Children’s Homes – Covenant Children’s Homes is a program of India Christian Ministries, an indigenous organization aimed at bringing the hope of the Gospel to the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Covenant Children’s Homes reaches out to children whose parents have passed away or are unable to care for them. These children are placed into homes of five or ten children under the care of a pastor and his wife.





Esther Wakeman – Esther serves as staff in the office of the chaplain at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is also a lecturer in pastoral care and counseling at the McGilvary College of Divinity of Payap University. Payap was founded by PC(USA)’s partner, the Church of Christ in Thailand, in 1974 and is the first private university in Thailand, serving about 3500 students with 600 faculty and staff.