What We Believe


We believe that God has instructed us to call people to follow Jesus with their lives.  If they respond to that call, then we encourage them to faithfully follow through on that commitment and to organize their lives around three disciplines.  These are the 3 G's of Gilead

  • GATHER for worship
  • GROW together to treasure Jesus
  • GO to share the gospel.

This is the kind of spiritual home that we are building here at Gilead and our ministries and meetings are designed to support that work. We pray that God will call you to join this journey with us.

Our Statement Of Faith

Gilead accepts and operates on the basis of the Baptist Faith & Message.  We are also sympathetic to the Nashville Statement



The bend in the river that sits behind the current Gilead Baptist Church building greets its onlookers with the soothing sounds of running water. However, if that river could talk it would have much to say, for the banks of the Nolin have witnessed a mighty and historical work of God.

In 1824, nineteen charter members formed Gilead Baptist Church. Warren Cash, a revolutionary war veteran under General Washington, was the founding pastor. These historical roots serve as a constant reminder of God’s providential and sustaining work. Through wars, economic depression, abundance, and numerous social changes, God has been pleased to continue His work through the people of Gilead Baptist Church. 

Gilead has a wonderful legacy of caring for children. For almost seventy years, Gilead served as the church home for generations of children who resided at the Glendale Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home. At one time approximately 200 children from the home attended Gilead.