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Knock Evangelical Presbyterian Church

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Mission Statement

Founded on the Word of God and centred on the Gospel of Jesus Christ
our mission is to build up God’s people in truth, in prayer and in fellowship,
so that we can better reach the lost in our own community and across the world.

When We Meet

Lord's Day
  • 11:30 - Morning Service
  • 15:00 - Sunday School
  • 18:30 - Evening Service

  • 20:00 - Bible Study & Prayer Meeting

  • 18:45 - Friday Club (Ages 4 to 11)
  • 18:45 - Junior YPA (Ages 11-16)

A Brief History

Knock has a special place in the origins and history of the EPC, as it was the first congregation of our denomination. It began just after the heresy trial of 1927 with a small group of faithful believers meeting in one of their homes. Out first minister was Rev James Hunter, who had retired as minister of Knock-Dundela Presbyterian Church after 35 years of faithful service. In the providence of God his retirement proved to be another 15 years of fruitful labour in “Knock Evangelical Church.”

The church first met on the Upper Newtownards Road in May 1928, after building a temporary structure. Eighty-five years later that same structure is still our meeting place today, although we have plans for a rebuild this autumn.

Our present membership is small, and we make the most of our Presbyterianism by welcoming help from other EPC congregations. Our youth work especially is supported greatly by friends from Stranmillis and Groomsport.

We have been encouraged in recent years with new faces and new members. In particular we have seen the Lord’s blessing upon the youth work, especially in the Summer Youth Outreach Teams. Not only were these weeks of mission blessed in the summer, but have also fed into the regular youth work in the church.

Knock is blessed with a number of more mature members who are no longer able to attend church regularly, and yet they faithfully pray for the church day and daily. We remain prayerfully expectant of that increase that only the Lord can give, meanwhile we endeavour to faithfully sow the good seed of the Word of God, and water it with prayer.

Where Can You Find Us?

491 Upper Newtownards Road,
Co. Antrim,

Our Minister

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Minister: Rev. Robert Johnston

Phone Number: 028 9514 1458 (Home) / 078 7665 5001 (Mobile)


Robert is originally from County Fermanagh, where he was brought up on a dairy farm. After studying Biology at Queen’s University Belfast, he worked in environmental monitoring for the university for 8 years, specialising in spiders. After working one year as student worker in his home congregation of Stranmillis EPC, Robert trained for the ministry in the Reformed Presbyterian Theological College in Belfast. He became minister of Knock in January 2009.


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