The Hopkinsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1825 or 1826. The congregation was too small to finance a building program so they agreed to complete the Unitarian's building and occupy it alternatively with them under a ten year lease. The location was on the north side of Russellville Street later known as Seventh Street, between Virginia and Liberty Streets. The first elders were David Usher, John Finley, and Resin Elliott. The first pastor was Rev. James Y. Barnett, great grandfather of Rev. Dan Perry.
On January 20, 1840, a storm damaged the Unitarian building so that it could not be used. On March 23, 1841, the congregation purchased a lot just across the street and a new church was built there.
The Civil War was a very tragic time for the church. The building was first used as a hospital by the confederate Army. Then, Indians along the Trail of Tears were housed there. Later it was used as a carriage factory, and the building was badly damaged.
On October 9, 1869, Hopkinsville became a member of Davis Presbytery.
Another blow struck the church on October 25, 1882, when "The Great Hopkinsville Fire" destroyed much of the city and completely demolished the church building. A new church building was erected on the same lot and it was completed in 1884.
The church purchased building lots at the corner of Fairview Drive and Faircourt Street in July 1956. The new church, at this location, was completed in January 1961.
On March 26, 1976, eighteen years from signing (1960), a Note Burning ceremony was held.
In April of 1977, ground was broken for the new complex on the east side of the Faircourt church. This included the library, the Sunday school rooms, bathrooms, fellowship hall, and kitchen.
From November 18, 1979 to May 13, 1983 the nursery and kitchen were used five days a week as a nursery called Small World.
Ministers who have served as pastor:
James Y. Barnett, 1829 1848; A. J. Baird, 1848 1851; S. B. Vance, 1851 1852; Joel M. Penick, 1868 1870; James M. Gill, 1870 1871; A. H. Berry, 1871 1873; R. J. Beard, 1873 1876; M. O. Smith, 1877 1881; J. O. Francis, 1881 1883; A. C. Biddle, 1883 1895; W. J. King, 1895 1897; M. B. Dewitt, 1897 1900; J. L. Wyatt, 1900 1906; A. C. Biddle, 1906 1909; N. L. Clemons, 1909 1911; J. B. Eshman, 1912 1917; J. W. Stiles, 1917 1921; N. J. Salyer, 1921 1923; G. G. Halliburton, 1927 1930; J. S. McLane, 1930 1931; Ky Curry, 1931 1938; H. R. Allen, 1938 1939; Walter L. Chesnut, 1939 1947; Virgil Weeks, 1948 1952; Paul Kapperman, 1952 1954; J. R. Wooten, 1954 1955; Paul F. Brown, 1955 1961; James E. Talley, 1962 1993; Joseph Butler, 1994 2001; Bob Dixon (Interim), 2001 2002; James Rippy, Oct Nov 2001; Tom & Theresa Martin, 2001 2006; Daryl Alhart, 2007 - 2008; Carlton Hatcher (Interim), 2008; Jason Heidel, 2008 - Present