Like many other places, the people of Estill County, Kentucky, gather at churches for services and social events. As such, places of worship are ideal places to provide health and wellness education to people. Interfaith Wellness Ministry offers the following services to three local area churches:
Blood Pressure Checks
Individual Health Counseling
Distribution of Related Educational Materials Covering:
Faith and Health
Nutrition and Healthy Living
Faith is Where Healing Begins
Ravenna Christian Church
The Ravenna Christian Church congregation has always been a close-knit community. Since the church's founding in 1917, several generations of the same families have attended this small "community church" located amid a residential neighborhood. Bro. Tony White is currently the church's pastor. The annual Homecoming Sunday, when former members return to visit, is always one of their most treasured times. Another favorite is their gathering for a Potluck Dinner following the Sunday Service. These families have grown up together, played together, and continue to pray together. With God's grace, may it continue to be so!
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
Established in 1932, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Ravenna, Kentucky, is a small brick church. The edifice sits at the end of Fifth Street near the colorful trees and flowers of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Under the current leadership of Rev. Al Fritsch, SJ, parish priest, and Sr. Theresa Kehres, OSF, St. Elizabeth Church continues to support the community with many programs. The periodic "Basement Sale" is one of the most popular events in the county. Whether helping with programs or serving as Lector or Eucharistic Minister, teaching their faith to the children, or gathering together for worship, the members grow in their love as a "family" and a vibrant faith community!
Williams Memorial Baptist Church
Williams Memorial Baptist Church is a small, white, steeple church located in the heart of Ravenna, Kentucky. Chris Winkler pastors the church of 40 active families that received its charter in 1923. The members of Williams Memorial Baptist Church take quite an interest in wellness activities for body, mind, and spirit.
Participants in other Interfaith Wellness Ministry programs include:
Beech Grove Baptist Red Lick Rd., Irvine, KY 40336 Pastor: Jason Brooks (606) 723-6745
First Baptist 351 Broadway, Irvine, KY 40336 Pastor: Tony Horn
Williams Memorial Baptist 404 Poplar St., Ravenna, KY 40472 Pastor: Chris Winkler (606) 723-5429
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 322 Fifth St., Ravenna, KY 40472 Fr. Al Fritsch, SJ (606) 723-4705 Sr. Theresa Kehres, OSF (606) 723-5719
Crooked Creek Christian Crooked Creek Rd., Irvine, KY 40336 Pastor: Tom Blackburn
First Christian Church 270 Main St., Irvine, KY 40336 Pastor: Greg Humpert (606) 723-2924
Ravenna Christian 7th & Elm, Ravenna, KY 40472 Pastor: Tony White
Jackson Chapel United Methodist 3010 Spout Springs, Irvine, KY 40336 Pastor: Kim Rose (606) 481-2298
Wisemantown United Methodist 1358 Wisemantown Rd., Irvine, KY 40336 (606) 723-5694
Irvine First Church of the Nazarene Broadway, Irvine, KY 40336 Pastor: Matthew Marshall, Sr. (606) 643-9773
Interfaith Wellness Ministry is a faith/spiritually-based ministry concentrating on health and wellness through the wholeness of mind, body, and spirit. As such, we have no affiliation with a particular denomination or religion. You don't have to be a member of a faith community to receive services.
We welcome participation in our health education/counseling programs. If you have questions for our nurse or would like more information about participating as a faith community, you may call our office at (606) 723-8505 or email Programs@interfaithwellness.org.