Lexington Bahá’í History
The Bahá’í Faith has been present in central Kentucky since the 1920s. Local spiritual assemblies (local administrative bodies) are formed in civil jurisdictions where nine or more adult Bahá’ís reside. The spiritual assembly in the city of Lexington first formed in 1967, while assemblies in Berea and Frankfort first formed in 1976. There is no clergy in the Bahá’í Faith.
Over the years, the Lexington and Bluegrass area Bahá’ís have been involved in the area’s race unity work by hosting annual Race Unity Day picnics, walks, community dialogues, and participating in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day march in Lexington.
THE LEXINGTONBAHAI.ORG WEBSITE
The LexingtonBahai.org website has been serving the Lexington community since the late 1990’s. What started as a few simple pages was developed into a full-blown site by the Web Committee, under the auspices of the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Lexington in the fall of 2012.
4th of July Parade
For several years, the Bahá’í Community sponsored a float in Lexington’s annual 4th of July parade, winning awards for “Most Creative Float” in 2007 and “Best Green Float” in 2009.