From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Ashworth, John Pater

(born: 1917  -  died: 2006) 

In 1972, Reverend J. Pater Ashworth III became the first African American to be elected president of the Kentucky Council of Churches. Rev. Ashworth served as pastor of churches in Kentucky and Tennessee, such as Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Louisville, and the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Nashville, TN. Rev. Ashworth was born December 22, 1917 and died in Nashville, TN on August 1, 2006 [source: U.S. Social Security Index]. For more see "First Black president named by churchmen," Lexington Leader, 11/16/1972, p. 1.

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NKAA Source: Lexington leader (newspaper)

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“Ashworth, John Pater,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 14, 2019, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/2051.

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