Why Lexington, Kentucky?
Daniel Boone famously said that “Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.” We’re inclined to agree with him, of course. But even before Kentucky was officially a state, our earliest settlers had their eyes on heaven—and that commitment to faith, in many different religious traditions, is still strong here in the Bluegrass today. That’s what makes Lexington the perfect place for your next religious meeting or event.
What Makes Us Unique
Religious Traditions in Lexington
The Bluegrass region is home to Asbury Theological Seminary (multi-denominational), the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and the Lexington Theological Seminary (Christian Church [Disciples of Christ]).
Lexington is home to more than 50 denominations and religious groups, with 230+ churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. Connect with a local church for a guest speaker or location for your event!
What has been called “the most important religious gathering in all of American history”—the Great Revival of 1801—took place at Cane Ridge, a short drive north of Lexington.
Lexington’s First African Baptist Church, founded in 1790, is the third-oldest Baptist congregation of African Americans in the United States, and the oldest in the state of Kentucky.
The Christian Church (Disciples in Christ) in Kentucky, Transylvania Presbytery (Presbyterian Church U.S.A.), Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and the Catholic Diocese of Lexington are all based here.
Christ Church Episcopal (1796) was the first Episcopal congregation west of the Allegheny Mountains. Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church (1801) is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in Kentucky.
“#9 among the Friendliest Cities in the U.S.”
- Conde Nast Traveler 2020
Lexington is home to some pretty smart folks. Get in touch to see how one of our local experts in religion can help make your meeting a big hit.
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