The muddy and winding Ohio River flows through or borders six states, two of which are KY and OH. Along the Ohio River’s path sits America’s original Boomtown—Cincinnati, also called the Queen City. Cincinnati is most notably known as the home of Reds baseball where the Great American Ballpark rests on the bank of the river.
Metro Cincinnati boasts of 2.1 million people, which is nearly half of the population of the whole state of KY. Sadly, only 13.7 percent of Cincinnati’s metro residents are affiliated with any evangelical church. Not surprisingly, in the five counties around the city, there is only 1 SBC church for every 10,298 people.
How does that compare with the whole state of KY? There is 1 SBC church for every 1,724 people in the state. This is why the KBC is partnering with NAMB and Send Cincinnati to connect our churches with church planters that are investing their lives in the Queen City for maximum gospel impact.
Just this week, KBC partnered with Send Cincinnati to lead a vision tour in order that KBC church leaders might meet church planters, see the city, and hear the vision for multiplying disciples there.
As one planter noted, “KBC churches have made it possible for us to do more through their partnerships with us than we could on our own.”
Cooperative mission is what we are about as Southern Baptists. We really believe we can do more together than we can by ourselves. The 31 active church planters in Cincinnati believe that as well. In step with a baseball town, our planters need gospel partners in order to move the runner around the bases. We need KBC churches stepping up to the plate to advance these planters and their work for the gospel.
Your church can assist in praying for, providing for, and/or participating in the work of the gospel being accomplished in Cincinnati. For more information about Cincinnati or our other KBC partnerships, email us at [email protected] or visit www.kybaptist.org/vision.