Walnut Hill Church is an ecumenical congregation made up of members of many different denominations finding common ground in the commandment to love one another as God has loved us. Ecumenical means to seek unity and understanding of all Christian traditions.
Walnut Hill Church has a long-standing relationship with the Transylvania Presbytery and the Louisville Seminary.
Walnut Hill Church has an informal relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and the Lexington Seminary.
We, as a church, are a fellowship of believers who wish to bring together all men and women as children of God and do not wish to make an obstacle in creed and dogma to fellowship with God’s people. We believe that the true basis of Christian fellowship is love which is greater than all our differences and without this love we have no claim to Christian Fellowship.
The Church started in 1785 and continued until the mid 1940’s.
In 1972 an ecumenical group of neighbors and friends led by Lynn Cravens, Sam Cassidy, Winfred Ellis, and Oscar Dillon along with volunteers from Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church began the process of cleaning and repairing the sanctuary and grounds from what some called “utter ruin”.
In 1973 the Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1976 Reverend John Cavendish, an Episcopal minister, was called to be the full time pastor.
In 1985 the Church dedicated Trinity Hall which adjoins the sanctuary and provides class rooms, nursery, kitchen, Pastor’s study, and a social hall with a beautiful fireplace.
In 2001 Reverend Mike Ward, a Presbyterian minister, was called to replace the retiring Reverend Cavendish.
In 2022 Reverend Mike Ward retired from the ministry after 20 years of superb service to Walnut Hill Church.
In 2022 the Vestry is pleased to announce Lisa Eye as the interim pastor of Walnut Hill Church. For her introduction letter click Interim Pastor Letter
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We are located at 575 Walnut Hill Rd., Lexington, KY 40515
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