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June 3, 2008

Steeple Chase: Where We Went This Month

Where We Went This Month:


Northeast Christian Church

9900 Old Brownsboro Road (just off the Brownsboro Road exit on I-265)

Services: Saturday at 5 p.m.,

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Website: www.necchurch.org

Size: Megachurch — about 2,500 people in three weekend services

Denomination: Nondenominational (Evangelical Protestant)

Senior Pastor: Bob Cherry

You Might Like This Church If: You enjoy a contemporary approach to worship, and have kids or teens in your family. (There seem to be a lot of activities for the younger generation.)

The Church Hoppers visited on March 30, 2008. Source for church facts: www.necchurch.org.



St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church

2119 Payne St. (in the Clifton

neighborhood) 

Service Times: Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m.

(Weekdays at 8:30 am.)

Website: www.stfrancesofrome.org

Size: Medium — about 500 people in three weekend services

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Senior Pastor: Rev. Robert Dale Cieslik

You Might Like This Church If: You’re looking for a medium-sized Catholic church that places a high value on community, and isn’t afraid of a somewhat contemporary approach to worship.

The Church Hoppers visited on April 5, 2008. Source for church facts:

www.stfrancisofrome.org.



Canaan Christian Church

2840 Hikes Ln. (off Bardstown Road near the I-264 exit)

Service Times: Sunday at 8 a.m.

and 11 a.m.

Websites: www.canaanchristian.com (church), www.ccdcky.org (community development ministry)

Size: Megachurch — they claim 4,000 members.

Denomination: At one time, Canaan was a Missionary Baptist church. It’s unclear from their website if they still belong to the denomination.

Senior Pastor: Dr. Walter Malone Jr.

You Might Like This Church If: You enjoy very energetic worship and a church with significant community outreach.

The Church Hoppers visited on April 13, 2008. Source for church facts: www.canaanchristian.com, www.ccdcky.org.