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 Christ's love by caring for others with justice, peace and hope.

Masks are optional as long as Jefferson County is in the GREEN zone and you are vaccinated. You will find a link to our sermon podcasts on our Facebook page. (See link below.)

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 9:30 a.m. (Sunday school will resume in September)

Calendar Events for June 2023:

06/01 - Chair Yoga at 2 PM, Fitzsimons Hall
06/04 -  
Communion celebrated at 11 AM worship service
06/06 - Tuesday Study Group (Second Thoughts about the Second Coming ) 2 PM, Parlor
06/08 - Chair Yoga at 2 PM, Fitzsimons Hall
06/13 - Tuesday Study Group (Second Thoughts about the Second Coming ) 2 PM, Parlor
06/15 - Chair Yoga at 2 PM in Fitzsimons Hall
06/20 - Tuesday Study Group (Second Thoughts about the Second Coming ) 2 PM, Parlor
06/22 - Chair Yoga at 2 PM, Fitzsimons Hall
06/23 - Games On! event at 1 PM, Fitzsimons Hall
06/27 - Tuesday Study Group (Second Thoughts about the Second Coming) 2 PM, Parlor
06/29 - Chair Yoga at 2 PM, Fitzsimons Hall

What We Do

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Staff And Leadership

The Rev. Susan M. Barnes, 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 have begun posting a video recording of Sunday worship on our Facebook page. We are all figuring out how to do mission as a post-pandemic church.
     On Saturday, February 27, 2023, members of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery approved the church's request to call me as their called/installed pastor. The congregation then approved this change at a called Congregational meeting on March 26, with my installation to take place on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 2:00 PM at the 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.

Music Director - Judy Metzger Warren

   Judy comes to us with over 20 years of experience as a church musician and choral director. She has an Artist Diploma and Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (OH) and Bachelor of Music from Fredonia State University (NY).
   She is also Executive Coordinator, A/P Specialist and Corporate Office Manager at Presbyterian Homes and Services of Kentucky, Inc.
  Judy and her family reside in LaGrange, KY.

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.
Our current Elders are Gail Dupre, Dianne Foster, George Street, Linda Swartz and Sue Wilder.

Becca Harrison

Church Secretary

Becca started at John Knox on February 10, 2023. In addition to her duties with us, she works 3 days a week at a Parent's Day Out program. She also brings her two young children to the Heartland Music Together program which uses space within the church.


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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