Saint John’s has been a continuous presence in the Fort Hamilton and Bay Ridge neighborhoods of Brooklyn since 1834, witnessing to Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, and service.
Known and beloved by many in the neighborhood as the “Church of The Generals,” many significant figures in American History have passed through our doors - most notably Robert E. Lee, who was a Vestryman from 1841-1844, and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, who was baptized in the font we still use to this day.
But Saint John’s is not defined only by its history or buildings. Above all, Saint John’s is a community of faith, dedicated to seeing and serving the face of God in all people. Anchored in worship, and joined together in fellowship and service, the Saint John’s community mirrors its Brooklyn home. Our congregation is made up of retirees and young adults, married and single people, children and adults alike. Our community is welcoming, and open to all. Guests to Saint John’s have often remarked at how much they appreciate the depth of care shown to them by this church community from the moment they enter our doors, regardless of whether they are a visitor for the weekend or a potential new member. Strangers are not strangers here for long.
We invite you to come and join us for worship and fellowship. We think you’ll like what you find.