This Sunday, May 29, at Walnut Hill Church…

Sunday Conversations, 10am, Trinity Hall

Faith Vs. Tradition in Islam

We will view and discuss a TED Talk video presentation by 
journalist Mustafa Akyol distinguishing between "core beliefs" 
and "cultural practices" in our common perceptions of Islam.  
To view the video in advance, visit TED Talk .

Morning Worship, 11am, Sanctuary

Sermon - I Thought You Didn't Like Those Roman Soldiers
Text - Luke 7:1-10
Preaching - Mr. William Reed

Nursery Care and Sunday School for Children

After Worship Gathering

All are invited to gather for refreshments and fellowship.


You are invited to bring any leftover fabric, thread, yarn, etc,
that you might have at home to Walnut Hill this Sunday.  Your 
donations will be given to Project Linus, and will be turned into 
blankets, etc, for children in need.

Welcome to Walnut Hill Church

An Ecumenical Church in the Fayette County, KY countryside

Pastoral Letters

Our Building

Walnut Hill Church was constructed in 1801 on land donated by Mary Todd Lincoln’s grandfather. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church building in Kentucky.

The church was established in 1785 to serve the religious needs of the early pioneers. The first pastor of the church was the Reverend James Crawford who also served as a delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention in Danville in 1792. In 1785, Reverend James Crawford was one of two ministers ordained at the first meeting of a presbytery in Kentucky. In 1791 he opened a school at Walnut Hill for Latin, Greek, and the Sciences. Crawford died in 1803 and is buried in the church cemetery.

The present building was constructed during the "great revival" to replace an earlier log building that stood on the site. The building is stone and as it was originally constructed had eight square windows on two levels that allowed light to enter the sanctuary at the ground level as well as in the galleries that surrounded the inner room on three sides. In 1880 the church was remodeled and eight large Gothic windows were added to replace the square windows and the galleries were removed from the inside.

Walnut Hill Church