Leonard Fairly

Kentucky Methodists tally congregations lost to LGBTQ rift as a conservative alternative grows

BY: - June 26, 2023

Jacob Wilson, 28, was excited about starting as the pastor of a church in southeastern Kentucky on June 25. Both he and his new congregation in Hindman had left the United Methodist Church in opposition to gay clergy and same-sex marriage — and joined the new Global Methodist Church. Subscribing to conservative views of the […]

United Methodist Church in Kentucky losing congregations to rift over LGBTQ inclusion

BY: - June 2, 2023

On a cold morning last winter, some of the 50 to 75 members of a church on Forest Avenue in Maysville used pens in their small, but beloved, house of worship for a most symbolic action. They carefully used the sharp points to cut out the word “United” on the front of their hymn books […]