Ky. Baptist church looks for ‘community engagement’ with August bash


LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (KT) – The new pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church wants to engage the community with a one-day block party in August and he’s asking for help.

Ethan Turner, who became the senior pastor at the church last Sunday, said the church will have an outreach to the community on Aug. 15 with a Back-to-School Party with activities, food and entertainment.

He said any youth group in the state looking for an evangelistic opportunity would be welcomed with open arms. Turner said the party would follow CDC guidelines as it relates to the coronavirus.

“There’s nothing more important than community and being involved in the community,” he said. “We want to bring people together for the cause of the gospel.”

Turner has been the interim pastor at the country church since January but accepted the call to be the full-time pastor recently. He’s rolling up his sleeves and diving into the Anderson County community.

“It has been a unique experience being the interim and I wasn’t sure what I was signing up for when the coronavirus hit,” he said. “It’s made for a good learning curve.”

But what Turner said he does know is that the church needs to be part of the community to engage them with the gospel. By putting on the August bash, he hopes that message comes through loud and clear.

“We’d like to have two or three youth groups come in to help us put it on,” he said. “So far, we haven’t had any takers. But if anyone is looking to do something like this, we’d love to hear from them.”

Turner said he was looking at the event as a “family affair” with a little something for everyone. The church’s vision statement is to “Be actively involved in the community and engaging in ways that excites people for Christ.”

The church is part of the Anderson Baptist Association and located in Lawrenceburg. Turner can be reached at (859) 707-4574 or by email at


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