On June 1st, the Commonwealth of Kentucky will complete its 225th Celebration of Statehood.  Constituted on that date in 1792, Kentucky became the 15th State and the first state in the “New West.”

On June 1st through June 3rd, the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, near Duckers in Woodford County, will celebrate its 230th year of continuous service.  Constituted on June 7th, 1788, it was the 29th Baptist Church in what would become Kentucky. Before there was a Commonwealth of Kentucky, there was a Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Forks’ Homecoming 230 celebration is scheduled to be a full weekend of activities.

Dr. Robert Smith will deliver the message for this historic occasion at the June 3rd Worship Services at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.

Other activities on June 3rd include a Fellowship Meal following the second worship service and a brief ceremony at the grave of Forks’ first pastor, Rev. William Hickman.

On June 2, Forks’ will host the Capitol City Classic Auto Club‘s 1st Annual Bill Godby Memorial Car Show from 10am to 2pm.  There will also be a Chapel Open House and Tours.

Homecoming 230 opens on June 1st with a 6:00 pm Prayer Service in the Forks’ Chapel.

Rev. Lester invites everyone to attend these historic events.



Make sure to join us on Sunday, June 3rd at the 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. service as we celebrate Forks’ 230th birthday! Dr. Robert Smith will be our speaker.

We will have a fellowship meal downstairs following the 11am service (all food provided by the Homecoming Committee).

After the meal, we will drive together to the Frankfort Cemetery for a special wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of our founding father, William Hickman.

From 4-6pm we will have a reception for Pastor Todd Lester as we celebrate his 20 years of service at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

You don’t want to miss this special day!