First Baptist Hodgenville was host to the South District Youth March for Christ on Saturday morning. The South District is composed of nine counties including Boyle, Washington and Lincoln counties.
Eight churches were represented with about 80 people attending. Each church represented had banners and shirts with their logo.
Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse delivered greetings from the city. There were individual classes for primary, intermediate and adults.
David Kimbleland, minister of music of the South District, provided special music. Moderator Rev. Robert Coulter introduced the guest speaker, the Rev. Chris Whitney, pastor of Stony Point Baptist Church, Smiths Grove. His sermon was titled “How to Handle your Haters.”
Recognition was given to the top three churches with the most youth attending. First Baptist Hodgenville won first; Bethel Baptist Church, Danville, was second; and First Baptist Church, Lebanon, was third.
After the morning session, Lt. Steve Johnson of Hodgenville City Police escorted the youth march from First Baptist to the downtown square. There was a brief ceremony with song and prayer with the Rev. Jerry Wilkinson.
The march concluded with a walk back to First Baptist where Mary Smith and the culinary department prepared the meal.