7 new churches align with Kentucky Baptist Convention

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky’s largest religious organization added seven more churches to its family of believers working together to take the gospel to the ends of the world.

Messengers to the 180th Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting approved the churches for affiliation while gathering on Tuesday at Highview Baptist Church east campus in Louisville, Ky.

Committee on Credentials Chairman Maurice Hollingsworth presented the recommendation to approve affiliation of the churches during the morning session.

The new affiliated churches are:

  • GracePoint Church, Richmond 
  • Lampton Baptist Church, Louisville
  • Lifepoint Baptist Church, Beaver Dam 
  • Living Church, Fort Thomas
  • Newlife Napali Baptist Church, Bowling Green
  • Rugged Cross Cowboy Church, Paris
  • Thompson Road Baptist Church, Lexington

Messengers also approved three Kentucky churches for watchcare: Beacon Baptist Church in Bimble, Connecting Christian Church in Louisville, and Flat Rock Fellowship Baptist Church in Woodburn. Watchcare is a preliminary affiliation status that marks a congregation’s first steps in acquainting with the mission and ministry of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Nearly 2,400 Kentucky Baptist churches made up of more than 750,000 Christians are represented by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

"Welcome to the KBC and God bless you," said convention president Bill Langley, pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky.

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