The Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church

Real People Serving a Real God

The church is growing numerically with a membership of over 1,200. In spite of many deaths and transfers our attendance is very good, the spirit is reverent, and souls are won and strengthened. We are blessed with dedicated members who believe in tithing, that helps us meet our obligations. To God Be The Glory!

Worship Services Each Sunday at 10:30 am

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540 W. Maxwell Street

Lexington, KY 40508


About The Historic Pleasant Green Baptist Church

In 1790 Peter Duerett, warmly known as Brother Captain, organized and pastored the African Baptist Church. His charisma and his Godly qualities in spite of his position as a slave conditioned him and won for him friends, both white and black. His nonviolent nature and his spirit-filled life gave credence to his kind Master, Mr. John Maxwell, who helped him to erect a long church at Lime and Euclid “Streets. “Pioneer Lexington” reads, “The log cabin founded by Captain (Peter Duerett’s more common name) was the seed from which grew Pleasant Green Baptist Church.” “Perrins History” list Pleasant Green as, “The First Church Among People of Color in Lexington.

Lexington, KY

Lexington is a city in Kentucky, United States that is the county seat of Fayette County. By population, it is the second-largest city in Kentucky and 59th-largest city in the United States. By land area, it is the country's 28th-largest city. The city is also known as "Horse Capital of the World". It is within the state's Bluegrass region. Notable locations in the city include the Kentucky Horse Park, 

The Red Mile and Keeneland race courses, Rupp Arena, Central Bank Center, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky

, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association

 (NTRA) Headquarters.

As of the 2020 census the population was 322,570, anchoring a metropolitan area of 516,811 people and a combined statistical area of 747,919 people. 

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"[So let] each one [give] as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7 [ NKJV]


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Children's Ministry

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540 West Maxwell Street

Lexington , KY 40508