Knox Reformed Presbyterian Church was birthed through the efforts of a small group of members of Mechanicsville (VA) area Presbyterian churches who were desirous of worshiping at a church which would honor the integrity of the Bible. This group began by visiting existing churches, but were not satisfied with these churches’ command of biblical truth. Soon thereafter a local pastor began teaching the Westminster Standards in the home of one of the group members. The rest of the group attended these meetings, and soon the group began to grow. Shortly thereafter, the group began meeting as a church in another member’s home on Sundays. They soon outgrew this home, and began a search for a larger facility. They decided to name the church after the Reformer John Knox. Because of their embrace of the Westminster Standards, they named the church Knox Reformed Presbyterian Church, and began the search for denominational affiliation.
Bennett Funeral Home in Mechanicsville graciously offered their facility for Sunday morning services. Later two members began searching for property for a church building. They approached a family about buying some land for this purpose, and were met with a negative response. Soon they learned of illness in this family, and began to extend kindnesses to them. Eventually the landowner offered to give them the land to build a church. Knox’s membership was deeply grateful for this generous gesture of kindness. Southard Lane, the road entering the church property, is named in their honor.
God has faithfully sustained Knox from the days of her inception. Many of Knox’s founding members now worship our Lord face to face. New members have joined us. Our mission and vision remain the same: “to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”