Nestled in the pioneering adventures of Dr. Thomas Walker, the City of Barbourville-Knox County and Union College each summer is host to the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and a youth ministry that meets in their city at a place called “The Hanger”. What began in 1969 as a type of exploratory mission trip to the Appalachian Mountains to search out ministry opportunities has now become a part of their and our history all in its own rights and merits. During this time of the summer each year our area seems inundated with white vans, Vacation Bible Schools, basketball camps along with our area’s local famous greasy spoons are filled during lunch and dinner time with teenagers and adults all wearing the same color t-shirts with the slogan “Legacy”.
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