About 10 parishioners from Nicholasville Baptist Church approached the city commission asking it to do something about a drainage along Chestnut Street.
David Cotton, a spokesperson for the church, said during downpours, the stormwater sewer drain clogs up quickly, causing many problems.
"The drain stops up and the water pools up on the property," he said at last Thursday's commission meeting.
Cotton said that over the years, storm water has backed up and eventually flooded the basement.
In the last three years, Cotton said the church has spend more than $150,000 on different renovation projects and the members are concerned that the city isn't doing enough to correct the problem.
"We don't want to lose our church," he said. "It's a cornerstone to our historic district."
Using photographs, Cotton showed the commission water damage the church has already suffered over the years.
Rick Staley, who attends the church, added that water has come into the church on many occasions.