Local Churches

Churches currently attended by Caltech students: 

Gracepoint Los Angeles @ Caltech
From their website: We’re a group of friends who started a church at Caltech in October 2019. Here we’re not afraid to ask the deeper questions, all while solving problem sets together, finding the best boba shops, and just doing life together. 
Contact: Victor Li (vhli@caltech.edu)

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: Jerry Huang (jyhuang@caltech.edu) 

Mandarin Baptist Church of LA
210 N. Garfield Ave. Alhambra, CA 91801 ~ 4 miles
Baptist church with English, Mandarin, and Cantonese congregations. For English-speaking undergraduates, the most fitting recurring events are Sunday service at 9am and college student Bible study 11am. The Living stones college-age fellowship meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at a church leader's home. 
Contact: Sophie Chan (sophiechan@caltech.edu)

The Church in Pasadena
2335 E. Colorado Blvd Suite 115110, Pasadena, CA, 91107
A medium-sized non-denominational church. There are multiple meetings during the week, but the three main ones for students are Sunday mornings and Friday and Wednesday night Bible studies. The Lord's Table is at 10am and the meeting is at 11am on Sundays.

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:
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

85 E Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103~ 1.6 miles
Has Presbyterian roots. 
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.
226 WColorado Blvd, Pasadena ~ 5.2 miles from Caltech
United Reformed Churches in North America; Rides available upon request

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

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 communion). 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 :)