A unique ministry of Henderson Settlement is their agricultural program.|
Henderson Settlement is one of four mission institutions of the Red Bird Missionary Conference.
Their mission is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ through service to the community by
meeting basic needs in Appalachia.
In 1925, Methodist minister Hiram Frakes came to the Laurel Fork Valley in Southeastern
Kentucky with a dream of educational, economic and spiritual reform for the community.
Local families donated 123 acres of land and Frakes started a school for the area children.
That was the beginning of Henderson Settlement. Today it consists of 1,600 acres and provides
multiple programs and activities for the community.
• Volunteers in Mission Program
• Mission Education & Retreat Programs
• Agriculture (cattle, apple orchard and greenhouses)
• Log House Craft Shop
• Thrift Stores (used clothing stores)
• Community Services (food pantry, transitional housing, community assistance)
• Education (library, tutoring)
• Youth Ministries (after school and youth center programs)
• Maternal Infant Health Outreach Workers (MIHOW)
• Recreation (summer day camp, gym, pool and sports)
• Children's Day Care
• Senior Care (day care and lay health programs)
• Non-emergency Medical Transportation
• Fellowship Lunch
For more information visit
Henderson Settlement's website.