"Glorifying God and sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ we build a community of hope and wholeness through worship, education, service and fellowship." - Mission Statement of Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church
Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church. The Presbyterian Church or PC is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. It is part of the Reformed family of Protestantism, descending from the branch of the Protestant Reformation over which John Calvin had a strong, early influence. Our church is in Mission Presbytery.
Rev. Dr. Richard O. Knott, Jr, an ordained Presbyterian minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), holds a B.A. in History, from Belhaven College, a Masters and Doctorate from Austin Presbyterian Seminary. His doctoral emphasis was in Philosophical Hermeneutics and his dissertation is entitled, "Bridging the Chasm: the Philosophical Hermeneutic of Origen and Its Validity in the Present Hermeneutical Debate." He has been the Senior Pastor of Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church for 27 years.
Established in 1981, our Day School program has become a vital outreach ministry of the Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church. The Day School serves children ranging in age from six weeks to four years. We offer pick-up and an after-school program for children from Howard, Cambridge, and Woodridge Elementary schools. AHPCDS also offers a Summer Camp Program for children of elementary age.
As part of Rev. Dr. Richard Knott's ministry, he founded the American Christian Taekwondo School (ACTS) and the American Christian Taekwondo Association (ACTA) in 1990. Through these groups, Rev. Knott and his martial arts teaching staff offer Taekwondo classes to children from age 4, up to adults of any age. Rev. Knott holds a sixth degree black belt in Taekwondo, an accomplishment that took him 27 years of intensive study to achieve.