Situation and Burden
Saints started meeting in Lexington in the summer of 2004. Through much prayer, by the summer of 2009 the Lord started to move by sending working saints and students to the University of Kentucky (UK) as seeds of the gospel on the campus. In the winter of 2011 we had our first GTCA trip and on April 18, 2011, 152 saints from 25 churches came to Lexington to participate in the first Lord’s table meeting, a very encouraging beginning for the Lord’s testimony in Lexington. We have met both in the homes and on campus for the Lord’s Day meetings. The church also purchased 4.71 acres of land to hopefully build a meeting hall in the future. As of 2019, besides the table meeting and a rich prophesying meeting, the church has a regular prayer meeting, two group meetings, a campus Bible study, some sisters’ gatherings, and young people’s gatherings. Currently 25 adult saints meet on the Lord’s Day with 50 saints on the church phone list. Five saints work as faculty members at the University of Kentucky and one sister works as a faculty member at Transylvania University.
The City of Lexington
Lexington ranks 10th among US cities in college education rate. It is a famous city for tourism as the horse capital of the world. Forbes has ranked Lexington as one of the ten cleanest cities in the world. It is also a regional retirement city with many nursing homes due to its clean air and beautiful scenery. The city and the surrounding Bluegrass region have four distinct seasons that include cool plateau breezes, moderate nights in the summer, and no prolonged periods of heat, cold, rain, wind, or snow. Lexington has one of the nation’s most stable economies. Lexington describes itself as having “a fortified economy, strong in manufacturing, technology, and entrepreneurial support, benefiting from a diverse, balanced business base”. In 2011 Lexington was ranked as the 4th-best city for “Businesses and Careers” by Forbes magazine, the 5th-best city for young professionals in 2008, and 6th-Best “Value Cities” in 2011 by Kiplinger. For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
Population – 324,000
Median Household Income: $49,778
Racial Makeup: 71.4% White, 14.5% Black, 6.9% Hispanic, 3.2% Asian, 1.2% from other races and 2.5% from two or more races.