About Us

Welcome to the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church includes more than 150,000 members in over 800 churches served by 900 active and retired pastors. Our Resident Bishop is Leonard Fairley, who serves both the Kentucky Conference and the Red Bird Missionary Conference.

The Kentucky Conference Mission is to Discover, Develop and Send passionate spiritual leaders and resources to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

The conference is divided into 9 Districts: Bluegrass District, Heartland DistrictKentucky East District, Lexington District, Northern Kentucky District, Owensboro District, Pennyrile District, South Central District and South East Kentucky District.

In The United Methodist Church, an annual conference is a regional body and a yearly meeting. Each year clergy and lay members from across the Kentucky Annual Conference gather to worship, enjoy fellowship, and conduct the conference’s business. This includes electing delegates to General Conference (which meets every four years), adopting budgets, ordaining clergy, and hearing reports on the work of various Conference agencies. Learn more about the structure and organization of the UMC here.

What do United Methodists believe?

With Christians of other communions we confess belief in the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This confession embraces the biblical witness to God's activity in creation, encompasses God's gracious self-involvement in the dramas of history, and anticipates the consummation of God's reign.

The created order is designed for the well-being of all creatures and as the place of human dwelling in covenant with God.

The heart of our ministry is continuing Jesus Christ's example of  welcoming, forgiving, and loving one another. As United Methodists we believe in having an open heart, open mind, and open door. All are welcomed into The United Methodist Church.  Regardless of race, color, national origin, status or economic condition - all persons are welcome to attend United Methodist services, to receive Holy Communion and to be baptized and admitted into membership.

Learn more about United Methodist beliefs here.



InfoServ is a place where you can ask any question about The United Methodist Church.
You will find answers to many frequently asked questions at Ask the UMC.
You can also email questions to infoserv@umcom.org.


Kentucky Conference Office

If you would like to contact us at the office of the Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church:

We are located at 7400 Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, KY 40014.

Phone Number is 502-425-3884 or 800-530-7236

Fax Number is 502-426-5181

Email is info@kyumc.org.

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