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Meet Lexington, Kentucky

Religious

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.

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What Makes Us Unique

Religious Traditions in Lexington

Three Seminaries

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]).

Dozens of Denominations

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!

Our Religious History

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.

African American Traditions

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.

Statewide Religious Organizations

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.

First in the West

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

Lexpert Spotlight

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.

Father Jim Sichko

Priest, Papal Missionary of Mercy - Catholic Diocese of Lexington

Area of Focus - Catholicism, Missions, Motivational Speaker

Featured Unique Venues

From unique to unexpected, choose a venue that makes your meeting truly one-of-a-kind.

Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena

430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This downtown complex includes a hotel, retail center and convention and meeting facilities, a...

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
(859) 734-5411

The largest restored Shaker community, with 3,000 acres of farmland and 34 restored 19th-century...

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 233-4303

Note March 17, 2020: The Kentucky Horse Park is open. Admission and parking fees are waived. Please...

Lexington Opera House

401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This lovingly restored Lexington landmark is home stage for the 'Broadway Live' series and many...

Featured Attractions

Lexington is a special place. Give your attendees a uniquely Lexington experience they’ll rave about for years to come.

Horse Country, INC

321 Merino Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 963-1004

Horse Country, Inc. provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine...

Cane Ridge Meeting House

1655 Cane Ridge Road, Paris, KY, 40361
(859) 987-5350

Site of the famous Cane Ridge revival of 1801, when 20,000 to 30,000 people assembled for a camp...

Ark Encounter

1 Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY, 41097
(855) 284-3275

Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built to the dimensions given in the Bible. It is the...

Thoroughbred Park

100 Midland Avenue, Lexington, KY, 40507
(800) 845-3959

This 2.5 acre park dedicated to the Thoroughbred industry contains seven life-size and lifelike...

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