How It All Began !
Church Under The Bridge began its ministry in May of 2003 by four
people from four different local Lexington Kentucky Churches having
a vision and passion for the needs of the homeless. They met on the
2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. The first time they met was at a
loca YMCA and 30 people attended.
The Ministry has grown to an average attendance of about 200 guests
with 16 Lexington Churches, including six congregations in the
Kentucky Baptist Convention, helping to conduct services as well
as donating meals.
The Church Under The Bridge has made a real impact on many of its
guests. One woman has enrolled in night school and a man with a
masters degree has left the streets and is helping other homeless
people. Another homeless man has also turned his life around and is
serving burgers at McDonald's. Several of Church Under The Bridge
guests have returned to the work force and also back to complete
Church Under The Bridge has based its ministry on "extending a
welcoming and loving hand to people who have been rejected by
others, just as Jesus taught and commanded us to do".