Local Churches

Churches currently attended by Caltech students: 

85 E Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103~ 1.6 miles
Has Presbyterian rootsRides are available upon request.
ContactCaroline Paules

100 N. Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA, 91106 ~ 1 mile
Missio believes that bringing our questions and doubts to our faith journey strengthens faith and pleases God. And they see the honest struggle with those questions as part of their mission as Christ followers who are sent on mission to minister to people with doubts and questions. Their focus includes connecting with students and scientists at Caltech, JPL, and beyond.
Contact: Laura Hu and Matthew Wu

Alhambra Christian Fellowship 
5 N Second Street, Alhambra, CA 91801~ 4 miles from Caltech
Nondenominational; Weekly communion; Sermons available in both English and Mandarin; Rides available upon request
Contact: LC Chen

1539 E Howard St, Pasadena, CA 91104 ~ 2.4 miles
Nondenominational; Rides available upon request
Contact: Sally Alway (Salway@caltech.edu)

Knox Presbyterian Church (Sundays 10am and 5pm)
225 South Hill Ave, Pasadena ~ 0.1 miles
PC(USA) church
Their mission statement: Inviting thoughtful seekers to intergenerational ministry and discipleship in the world.
Contactannelyse@knoxpasadena.org -- the Director of Youth Ministry and Outreach at Knox

Churches previously attended by Caltech students:

151 S Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106 ~ 0.5 miles from Caltech
Closest Roman Catholic church on Caltech's campusSecond closest church from Caltech's campus; easily walkable.
ContactWilliam Schmidt
226 WColorado Blvd, Pasadena ~ 5.2 miles from Caltech
United Reformed Churches in North America; Rides available upon request
Contact: Cole Allen

Reality LA
1309 N Wilton Pl, Hollywood, CA 90028 ~ 15.6 miles
Part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ; Rides available upon request
ContactJohn Li (jzli@caltech.edu)

393 NLake Avenue, Pasadena ~ 2 miles
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
ContactJohn Pang (jzpang@caltech.edu)

Hill Community Church 
Address: House Church in Alhambra less than 3 miles from Caltech - email contact below for directions.
Non-denominational. Rides available upon request from Avery Circle. All are welcome to "The Hill." Church plant in Pasadena with some of the following characteristics: expositional preaching, elder-led, deacons/deaconesses who serve, congregational polity and contemporary worship. We have a ministry on the Caltech campus called Encounter Jesus Fellowship (EJF).

Contact: info@hillcc.org

Vineyard Pasadena Missional Community 
250 SOak Knoll Ave, Apt 218, Pasadena CA 91101 ~ 1 mile
Nondenominational; Part of the Vineyard movement; Rides available upon request; This is a new church plant being sent out from the Westside Vineyard (http://www.vcfwestside.organd receiving support from various Vineyard churches in the LA areaRight now this is a growing network of house churches (currently one in Pasadena and one in East LA). The house church in Pasadena meets at the apartment of a Caltech grad studentThere is a cat there, so sorry to anybody who's allergic to cats.ContactJonas Lippuner

Trinity Baptist Church (Sunday service 9:30 am, Sunday Bible study 6pm)
1147 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91106 ~ 0.2 miles
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches; Small Baptist church with a high view of Scripture

Sovereign Grace of Pasadena (Sundays 9am and 11:15am)
1530 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena - 4 miles

St. Paul's First Lutheran Church (
Sundays 9am, Saturdays 6pm)
5244 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood - 18 miles
WELS Lutheran; Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays of months; traditional, liturgical services, Confessional Lutheran theology, teaches that the Bible is the only authoritative and error-free source of doctrine

(Saturdays 6pm, Sundays 9:30am, 11:15am, and 6pm)
2424 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock ~ 7 miles

2588 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena ~ 1.9 miles
Assemblies of God; Pastor James is super awesome and the community of PCC is wonderfully diverse -- both young and old, different races, we have a beautiful congregation

All Saints Pasadena (
Sunday 7:30 am, 9 am, 11:15am)
132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 ~ 2 mi
Episcopol. One of their favorite lines is: "whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself in the journey of faith, you're welcome to our table" (aka welcome to comunion). Highly prioritize social justice and action; the church is extremely well known for its initiatives. Also has beautiful choirs and building, but who cares about that :)