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00:00:02 - Personal background / founding of First Baptist Church

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Partial Transcript: My name is Edward Owens. I'm working for Professor George Wright, professor at the University of Kentucky, on the oral history project, The Black Church in Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: Jones discusses his personal background and how First Baptist Church came to be founded.

Keywords: Building; Christianity; Church services; Construction; Evansville (Ind.); First Baptist Church; Lawrenceburg (Ky.); Louisville (Ky.); Ministers; Remodeling; Renovations; Simmons University; Slaves; Winchester (Ky.)

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Religion; Education, Higher--Kentucky; Winchester (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.

00:10:52 - Changes to the church / early founders / church activities

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Partial Transcript: As we go on down.

Segment Synopsis: Jones discusses the former pastors at First Baptist Church. He also describes some of the community work the church has done in the past.

Keywords: Church; Community activities; Construction; Donations; Finances; Founders; Fundraising; Ministers; Remodeling; Reverend B. Butler; Reverend C. R. Williams; Reverend E. H. Smith; Reverend E. O. Givens; Reverend Elijah Weathers; Reverend G. W. Patterson; Reverend J. A. Taylor; Reverend J. F. Hummons; Reverend Jacob Bush; Reverend John Fischer; Reverend John Glock; Reverend Lee Rogers; Reverend R. H. C. Mitchell; Reverend R. H. Huffman; Reverend Thomas Johnson; Reverend W. J. Price; Reverend W. O. Harper; Reverend W. R. Richardson; Winchester (Ky.)

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Housing; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions; Race relations--Kentucky; Segregation--Kentucky

00:20:14 - Focus of the church / Black and White churches / perception of the pastor

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Partial Transcript: Has the focus of the church changed?

Segment Synopsis: Jones discusses the focus of the church and how this may have changed over the years. He also describes the relationship between Black and White churches in the area. He also speaks on the role of the pastor in the Black church.

Keywords: Black church; Black community; Christianity; Community engagement; Corinth Baptist Church; Focus; God; Leadership; Ministers; Responsibility; Social issues; White Church; Young people; Youth

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American civic leaders; African American clergy; African American leadership; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions; Race relations--Kentucky

00:29:12 - Blacks leaving the church / strengths of the Black church / relations with other churches

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Partial Transcript: Why are many Blacks turning away from church?

Segment Synopsis: Jones discusses the community work the church has done. He also speaks about the way the pastor is perceived within the Black church.

Keywords: Black churches; Broadway Missionary Baptist Church; Church attendance; Church membership; Church services; Citizen's Community Organization, Inc.; Community engagement; Community work; Consolidated Baptist District Association; Corinthian Baptist Church; Fellowship; Revivals; Support; Whitney Young Center

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American civic leaders; African American clergy; African American leadership; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Religion; Community work; Community workers

00:39:30 - Congregation / personal ministry

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Partial Transcript: What kind of congregation do you have?

Segment Synopsis: Jones discusses the members of his church, and his personal form of ministry.

Keywords: Christianity; Church; Church members; Congregation; Minister; Preacher; Preaching; White members; Young people; Youth

Subjects: African American clergy; African American preaching; African American youth; African Americans--Religion