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

Heath, Andrew

(born: 1832  -  died: 1887) 

Andrew Heath, a slave born in Henderson County, KY, became an ordained minister in 1867 and served as an assistant pastor. Rev. Heath became a free man, and after the death of Rev. Henry Adams was named pastor at Fifth Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.

Rev. Heath was also a member of the first Baptist Convention held in Kentucky and served in several leadership capacities with the General Association. He is said to have baptized 1,500 people. Rev. Heath was well respected among the Baptists; thousands of people paid their respects when he died in 1887.

For more see the Andrew Heath entries in the Afro-American Encyclopedia; and in Men of Mark, by W. J. Simmons and H. M. Turner.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Adams, Henry
NKAA Entry: Fifth Street Baptist Church (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Source: Afro-American encyclopedia
NKAA Source: Men of mark: eminent, progressive and rising. By Rev. William J. Simmons. With an introductory sketch of the author by Rev. Henry M. Turner

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Heath, Andrew,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 30, 2021,

Last modified: 2020-10-07 16:23:34