Rev. King came to Corinthian in 1951 and served as pastor until 1975. Corinthian Baptist Church remained on Mero Street until 1967 when urban renewal made it necessary for the church to relocate to the present location on Second and Murray street. Rev. King had the vision to erect the educational building and dedicated it July 1967. He also broke ground for the new sanctuary December 14, 1974.
Rev. L. A. Newby had four associate pastors: Rev. Michael Miles, Rev. Leslie Whitlock, Rev. James Britton, and Lic. Dillon Smith. In May 2000, Rev. Whitlock accepted the call into the ministry and was licensed by First Corinthian. He was led by the spirit to reach the youth and bring them to Christ. In 2001, the Youth Christian Basketball League was formed at FCBC and the Youth ministry was organized with eleven youth leaders and support of the entire congregation. The Youth Harvest Gathering Conference with held twice at FCBC as well as the Youth March for Christ in Frankfort hosted by FCBC.
On March 11, 2014 a special meeting was held, by the grace of God and guiding of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Leslie Wayne Whitlock was called to be the 25th Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church. Being Led by the Holy Spirit and much prayer, Rev. Whitlock accepted the call as Pastor. As he was a longtime member of First Corinthian, we can truly say look at what God has done!
The church is blessed to have two Associate ministers sent by God; Licentiate Gregory Combs who is leading our Youth Ministry and Licentiate, Ronald Moore Jr. who has a gift in teaching and prison ministry.
Under the leadership of Pastor Whitlock, First Corinthian has become a stronger presence in the community, there is a feeling of family and a renewed spirit for God. Additionally there has been a significant increase in both church membership and ministries. This year plans are being made to construct an addition to the church which will serve as a multipurpose facility. A building committee is in place and working with an architect to complete the design. This committee, under the leadership of Pastor Whitlock, will next create and lead a capital campaign to generate necessary funding for this new project. While the project is only in planning stages, our faith is growing stronger each day as we are praying God will help us make this project a reality.