History of Baptists in Kentucky

History of Baptists in Kentucky

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The history of the Baptist movement in the United States state of Kentucky (and the area before it reached statehood) begins around 1775, when a few Baptist preachers visited from Virginia. Virginians John Taylor, Joseph Reading, and Lewis Lunsford all visited in 1779, but returned to Virginia. Baptists began to settle around 1781, the first Baptist congregation of 18 people being left by John Garrard. Rev. Lewis Craig led several hundred people of "The Traveling Church," including several preachers, to Gilbert's Creek from Spotsylvania County, Virginia about 1781-1783. Cedar Fork Church was founded in 1782. By 1785 there were 12 Baptist churches in Kentucky, formed into three Associations The early preachers brought slaves with them, who were members of many congregations. The Elkhorn Association comprised the three churches to the north of the Kentucky River at Tate's Creek, Clear Creek, and South Elkhorn.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136721376
  • 9786136721378