Local Churches

Churches currently attended by Caltech students: 

Hill Community Church (Sunday 2:30 pm)
80 W. Dayton Street, Pasadena ~ 2 miles from Caltech
Baptist; Multiple rides leave Avery circle at 2pm; 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. The post-undergraduate staff at Encounter Jesus Fellowship (EJF) are from the Hill.

St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church (
Sunday 7am, 9:15am, 11 am)
151 S Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106 ~ 0.5 miles from Caltech
Closest Roman Catholic church on Caltech's campus. Second closest church from Caltech's campus; easily walkable.
Contact: William Schmidt

Pasadena URC (
Sunday 10am)
226 W. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena ~ 5.2 miles from Caltech
United Reformed Churches in North America; Rides available upon request
Contact: Cole Allen

Reality LA (Sunday 9am)
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
Contact: John Li (jzli@caltech.edu)

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

Grace Pasadena Church (
Sunday 10am)
85 E Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103~ 1.6 miles
Has Presbyterian roots. Rides are available upon request.
Contact: Caroline Paules

Lake Avenue Church (Saturdays 5pm, Sundays 9 and 11am)
393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena ~ 2 miles
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
Contact: John Pang (jzpang@caltech.edu)

Vineyard Pasadena Missional Community (House church Thursday 7pm, monthly Sunday morning service at Villa Park 11am)
250 S. Oak 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.org) and receiving support from various Vineyard churches in the LA area. Right 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 student. There is a cat there, so sorry to anybody who's allergic to cats.
ContactJonas Lippuner

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

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

Knox Presbyterian Church (Sundays 10am)
225 South Hill Ave, Pasadena ~ 0.1 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 :)

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