The Kentucky Colored Conference was the second colored conference to be formed within the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The members of the conference were Colored Methodists, many of whom attended churches that were led by former slave preachers. The first Kentucky Colored Conference was held November 20, 1868 in Hopkinsville, KY, with Bishop Holland N. McTyeire as the presiding bishop. The second conference was held in Winchester, KY, on October 13, 1869. The third and last conference was held in Louisville, KY, in 1870 at the Center Street Church, where Samuel G. Keas was pastor. It was in 1870 that the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church was formed and separated from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. For more see The History of the CME Church (Revised), by O.H. Lakey; and A History of Methodism, by H. N. McTyeire.