All around LaRue County, there are churches. Some are brand new, some have been around for a number of years and some, like Barren Run Baptist Church in Sonora, have stood the test of time and are still working for their ministry over 15 decades later.
The small church, situated on Barren Run Road, was 155 years old as of November 10. According to church records, Alexander Frank Baker was the first pastor called to Barren Run, on Nov. 10, 1859. He was pastor for seven months, until he left on June 9, 1860.