Meet Our Pastor 

Reverend Blake Gulley, a Fleming County native, is excited to get back to his roots. After graduating from FCHS in 2004, Blake went on to Berea College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Religious Studies and was awarded the Beekman Award for Excellence in Biblical study. Blake received his Master's degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in 2021. He also holds certificates from Wheaton College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Loyola University. Pastor Blake has served the church in Senior Minister, Youth Minister and Associate Minister roles since 2012, including congregations in Vanceburg, Corbin, and Sandgap. Since 2016 Blake has been a member of the Order of St. Luke, a group dedicated to the worship of the church, in particular sacramental and liturgical scholarship, education, and practice. Blake married his college sweetheart, Jessica Hawkins of Morristown, TN in 2009. They have three children Daniel, Thomas, and Lydia. Aside from service, Blake enjoys gardening, woodworking, cooking and glass iconography.

 

Music Team

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Noah Colley,

Worship Leader

Noah is a recent graduate from Morehead State University where he earned his degree in Opera Performance. In addition to his love of music, he enjoys playing video games, spending time with friends and family and drinking Dr. Pepper.  

He aspires to grow up to be Dave Matthews.

Noah loves learning and exploring all the fascinating aspects of faith in many traditions.

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Amy Bolar,

Accompanist

In addition to serving as the accompanist, Amy has taught music education at Flemingsburg Elementary for over 20 years and is an independent consultant for Kentucky Educational Television.

Amy's students love the joy and energy she brings to the classroom. Just as our congregation does! 

History

Disciples of Christ

The Flemingsburg Christian Church officially had two beginnings--one at Cane Ridge in Bourbon County where Barton Stone held a revival with various preachers preaching to crowds of 20,000 or more; the other movement started in Pennsylvania where Thomas and Alexander Campbell, father and son, started a similar movement. Both desired to adopt a name which did not indicate a denomination so they chose Christian in Kentucky, and Disciples of Christ in Pennsylvania. Thus began the journey of a denomination that didn't intend to be a denomination. 

Alexander Campbell is said to have preached in Flemingsburg, but the Church officially began when John T. Johnson, Evangelist, rode into town in 1839 with his Bible and hymnbooks and began to preach on the site of the old Lerman Building (now senior apartments). He was joined by Benjamin F. Hall, a local dentist. They received permission to hold services at the Methodist Church on Elm St. but, as the crowds began to build, one night they found the door locked, the blinds pulled and the fire out. The next day they were offered the courthouse and the church was officially organized with 40 members. In 1841, the trustees purchased a lot for a church at a cost of $250.00. By 1896, the congregation numbered 300 members and it was deemed necessary to renovate the church. By making it a "do-it-yourself" project, the renovation project cost $9500. At this time, many of the beautiful stained glass windows were given in memory of loved ones. The first addition to the church came in 1919 when Fellowship Hall, the kitchen and several Church School rooms were added. 

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