Who We Are

We are a growing church with a warm, loving spirit. We are not a perfect church, but we serve a perfect God. On our sign it says we are “A Church For Everyone” because that is who God has called us to be and what we work toward every day.

Where We Come From

Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church was first established in 1788. Back then, it was common for settlers to name their churches after landmarks, such as creeks, valleys and rivers. From our original location the closest, most significant landmark was the Forks of Elkhorn. That’s how we got the name and we’ve kept it ever since, even though we are no longer near the Forks of Elkhorn or even in the same county where the Forks is located.

Since its founding in 1788, the Forks congregation has met in 8 different meeting houses, in 5 different locations, in three different counties, in two states, and surviving two fires along the way.

The Chapel or “Little Church” on Duckers Road was built in 1943. In 2003, Forks outgrew the “Little Church” and moved to its present location, directly across the street.

Where We’re Headed

Every step along the way we have done our best to move forward in faith, keeping in step with the Holy Spirit. In 2014 we were blessed to add a recreation center, children’s wing, and music and student areas on to our main building. One of our favorite sayings is “The Best Is Yet To Come!” We truly believe that God has even greater things in store for this church and for us who are believers.

What This Means For You

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Forks Family.

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Our Staff Team


Todd Lester

Todd has served as the Pastor of Forks since 1998. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Georgetown College and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Todd and his wife Kelly live in Frankfort with their three children, Isaiah, Sophie and Anne Katherine.

Bill Adcock

Associate Pastor & Minister of Music
Bill has served as the Associate Pastor and Minister of Music/Counselor at Forks since June of 2006. Bill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Church Music Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bill and his wife Linda live in Frankfort and have two daughters, Amanda Wash (and Allen) and Jenny Allison (and Josh), two grandsons, Rush & Hayes Allison, and one granddaughter, Jane English Wash.

Kim Ponder

Children’s Minister
Kim has served as the Children’s Minister at Forks since January of 2018. Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University. Kim has served in several churches as Children’s Minister and has also worked as a music teacher. Kim and her husband Bill live in Versailles.

Lee Rainwater

Recreation Director
Lee has served as the Recreation Director at Forks since January 2014. Lee has a Bachelors Degree in Recreation from Asbury University and a Masters Degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Lee and his wife Mary live in Versailles and have two daughters, Lindsay and Ashley and two sons Caleb and Samuel.

Leighton Lavey

Student Minister
Leighton has served as the Student Minister at Forks since July of 2016. Leighton has a Bachelor’s and Seminary Degree from Campbellsville University. Leighton and his wife Lauren live in Midway.

Jessica Switzer

Office & Communications Director
Jessica began as our church secretary in May 2008. She is now our Office & Communications Director. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible-Theology from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. Jessica and her husband, Michael, live in Versailles.

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