Sure, it's strategic to be in a city located only 500 miles from nearly half the population of the United States. And it made perfect sense for us to pioneer a new YWAM training center in a region that didn't have any. We love Louisville's diversity and the opportunities to minister to the nations as they converge in our backyard. We rave about our beautiful parks and favorite coffee shops.
But when you get right down to it, we're in Louisville for one reason: it's where God called us to be.
That said, there's plenty to recommend the place. Louisville's been called the northernmost city in the South and the southernmost city in the North, but that's just the beginning of its cultural variety. Our city not only hosts the Kentucky Derby (and accompanying festivities, including the Thunder Over Louisville airshow); it's also home to America's oldest free professional Shakespeare festival. It's the home town of Thomas Edison and Jennifer Lawrence as well as Diane Sawyer and Muhammad Ali, boasts an acclaimed concrete skate park and the nation's largest urban forest, and gave birth to the famous Slugger baseball bat, the "Happy Birthday" song, the cheeseburger, and chewing gum.
We love our city, and we think you will, too. Stop by for a visit! We’d love to get to know you.
We're located in Louisville's east end – just a short drive (or even a walk) from those aforementioned parks and coffee shops. Our office and classroom facilities are on the property of New Life Church, and our staff and students live in a few family-style homes nearby.