The Rolling Fork Christian Church on the Rolling Fork River part of LaRue County, near the little town of Lyons, on Highway 52, was organized in 1849, and its covenant stated that this church shall be called and known by the name of "The Church of Jesus Our Lord."
Their creed, or covenant stated, "We the undersigned, all of whom have been concerned upon a confession of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, have as we trust given ourselves to the Lord to love and serve and fear Him all the days of our lives, do this day in the divine presence of the Lord, disclaim all human formalities, creed and confession of faith as a bond of union, do most cordially receive, embrace, and adopt the word of God as the only infallible system for our faith and practice and we do agree with each other to live together in the unity of Spirit. and the love of peace, and claim to do all things whatsoever God has commanded us to do."
In March 1985 the congregation voted to build a new building away from the damaging reaches of flood waters. The new church even has running water and indoor bathrooms which were not available in the old building. Even though time has changed the way the church buildings look, the congregation inside still has the same loving spirit and caring attitude that, with the help of our Lord, has kept Rolling Fork alive and growing.
It has had a number of ministers since Brother Matthis, their first in 1849, among them both Brother Morgan Daugherty, and the late Brother Wm. Daugherty, Brother Beasly, and the late Brother C.C. Omer. Some of the ministers following the late C.C. Omer were Robert Marshall, William Hall, Larry Ogden, Richard Martin, Brother Dave Ellis, Dan Lillpop, Ron Witacre, Joe Hackworth, Bill Minor, and at the present Brother Tim Underhill and his wife Pam are serving at Rolling Fork Christian Church.
Mission Statement & Beliefs
The Rolling Fork Christian Church is identified with the great movement for the restoration of the New Testament Church. Our mission is to go out into the world and preach the Good News of Christ and try to lead everyone we meet into a relationship with the Living God. We preach the testimony of Christ, how God came to the earth in the form of a man, Jesus, through a Virgin, Mary. He lived a sinless life, preached about the coming kingdom of God, was brought to trial, beaten, and crucified, and after three days arose from the grave. His death was atonement for all sin and reconciled us with God. Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father and prepares a place in Heaven for those who are faithful unto death. This is all made possible by:
Believing In Christ As Lord
"You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God…" (Matthew 16:16)
"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11)
"How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death…" (Hebrews 9:14)
Being Obedient To Baptism
"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved…" (Mark 16:16)
"We are buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. (Romans 6:4)
"Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of you sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'" (Acts 2:38)
Observing The Lord's Communion
"…do this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19)
"On the first day of the week we came together to break bread." (Acts 20:7)
"For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes." (1 Corinthians 11:26)
Practicing Good Stewardship
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)
"On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save to the extent that he prospers…" (1 Corinthians 16:2)
Living A Christ Centered Life
"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." (Acts 2:42)
"Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life." ( Revelation 2:10)
Obeying The Inerrant Word Of God
"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…" (2 Timothy 3:16)
"If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city…" (Revelation 22:18-19)