Good News





2021 Graduate

Dr. Sarah N. Smith

Completed the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine  Dr. Mia Mallory, Associate Professor In the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Dean  of the Office Diversity, Equity,  and Inclusion is one of Sarah’s mentors and advisors. She is pictured placing the doctoral hood.  Sarah received the Cincinnati Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Award for excellence in the field of gynecology. She was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.



2021 Graduate

Ahria’s first year at Western Kentucky University was a success, there she earned a 3.5 gpa. 








2021 Graduate

Jaymon Ross

Frederick Douglas High School Class of 2021

Plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University to study Computer Science



2021 Graduate

Antonio Taylor wants to go to college to get a medical degree. 









2021 Graduate

Miyana plans to attend BCTC.  Her focus of study will be in the medical field.  She will be job shadowing Dr. Rosalyn Ritchie, who is the head anesthesiologist at the University of Kentucky. 





Simaya pennie  graduation from winburn  attending Bryan station station arts academy for the  2021-2022   school year.









Elijah pennie was promoted to 5 th grade  he's  maintained A's and B's during the school year. 







Justyn and Justus Ross

Joined Liberty Elementary Track team this year!!








Ri'Niyah Coomer completed the 2nd grade at Mary Todd Elementary. She will be completing a short virtual art program this summer as well as the Summer Ignite program to help her get a head start on her adventures to the 3rd grade. 







Kyla Gentry is a member of the Leestown Middle School Chargers. The LMS cheerleaders placed 5th in the country. Kyla is pictured on the right. The team was scheduled to compete again on May 25, 2021..












Maurice Hobbs is a 1st Lieutenant Officer in the Kentucky National Guard. He is pictured here at President Biden’s  inauguration 

1st Lieutenant Hobbs attends a 2 week Air Assault School.

Air Assault training focuses on the mastery of rappelling techniques and cargo loading procedures, skills that involve intense concentration and a commitment to safety and preparation. 

Hobbs at the Air Assault School. He received a badge for completing the training. 








May 12th,

Our men's social mentoring group has  adopted Mary Todd Elementary School in support of the Fayette County Public Schools Educating Boys of Color mentoring program. They are "The Difference Makers" and are our second mentoring group. 


Pastor Smith was on hand to meet four of the seven boys we will be mentoring  as 5th graders next year. Thanks to the University Press of Kentucky, he gave them a signed copy of his Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia. He also presented  a signed copy to the school library while standing in front of the African American Architects Mural which the church recently purchased and had installed at the school. Standing with Pastor Smith is the school's librarian Ms. Lindsey Patrick.  


March 19, 2021

Pilgrim is proud to announce that this mural was installed at Mary Todd Elementary School It is in the main hallway where all the students come in and will see it every day. The church name is in white below the mural. The men of our church are in the process of establishing a social mentoring group at Mary Todd for young boys called “The Difference Makers”. This will be our second social mentoring group of the same name with a Fayette County School.

Mary Todd Elementary School’s principal sends

  Thank You video (click here)




March 19, 2021

Sarah  Smith found out she matched at the University of Pittsburgh Magee Womens Hospital’s OBGYN residency program. It’s among the top five in the nation. This was her first choice. Praise  God from whom all Blessings flow. Sarah is the daughter of Pastor Gerald Smith and First Lady Teresa Smith.



January 29, 2021

Congratulations to Ahria Dunn on receiving a Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement during the Fall 2020 Semester at Western Kentucky University. Ahria is the daughter of Alma Dunn and granddaughter of Jean Dunn who are also members of Pilgrim.








December 28, 2020

KeAndre Beard, son of Kristina Beard and grandson of Bro and Sis Cruse, is a first grader at Garrett Morgan Elementary and a member of Sis Edliniae’s & Sis Devonda’s Sunday School class here at Pilgrim Baptist. KeAndre was encouraged to read books to demonstrate giving during the Christmas season. He had a few family members pledge to give for every book he read. KeAndre read 41 books in less than a month to collect more than $300.00 to donate to help the children of St. Judes Childrens Hospital. To God be the Glory. 

December 29, 2020

We're so excited and blessed to be able to announce the birth of our first born son, Brent Kelly Butler II.

He was born Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 at 2:38pm, weighing 7lbs8oz and 20 1/2" long." Brent and Danielle Butler are overwhelmed with gladness and thanksgiving.