Forest Baptist Church is nestled in the historic area of Newburg in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s called “Forest” because its first congregants, who were slaves, met in the forest near the current church location. These worship services took place away from the slave master’s eye in order to worship the true Master. (excerpt from "Transitioning a Historical Black Church " by Jamaal Williams)
Being a religious woman, Eliza Tevis helped establish the Forest Baptist Church, the community’s congregation, in 1867.
(excerpt from "Forest Home Cemetery" by Tim Talbott)