Where We Began
YWAM Louisville began as a dream in the heart of God, a dream that he began stirring in Andy and Carmelita Landers, challenging them to risk something new for him. At the time they were serving in a role they loved at an established YWAM training center. Pioneering a new ministry was neither in their plan nor their comfort zone. But the more they prayed and asked, “God, is this really you?” the more they sensed him saying, “Yes!”
With the blessing of their leaders, they began inviting others to join the dream. In the fall of 2006, our core team of nine YWAM staff came together. At the time we didn’t even know where we were going; all we knew was that God was calling us to be a missionary community that launched others into pursuing their own God-given dreams. As we sought the Lord together, it became clear that he was sending us to Louisville, Kentucky.