About Us

EmpowerWest is a coalition of Louisville area pastors and churches seeking to unleash the educational, economic, and spiritual power of West Louisville residents so that they might maximize their God-given potential and capacity.

Our Mission

Empower West will

Lift a prophetic voice that advocates with and amplifies the voices of those in West Louisville in places of power.


Based on our shared Christian orientation, EmpowerWest,will stand with those most easily ignored in business dealings because they have neither voice nor place at the bargaining table, and yet their lives are most affected by potential business decisions.


A coalition of Louisville area pastors and churches, committed to insuring that development and the infusion of capital into West Louisville will be primarily for the empowerment and sustainability of West Louisvilleā€™s current residents and secondarily for the profit-making of investors.

Our Partners

The work of Empower list is supported by a variety of community partners. See the list of sponsoring organizations.

Simmons Hosting First Home Game vs Union College

Come cheer on the falcons as they face Union College in their first home game First Home Game November 10th 7:00pm

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West Louisville Forum Adddresses Payday Lending

Simmons College of Kentucky Presents the next West Louisville Forum, Wed, Nov. 1, 12N with Atty Stephen Reeves, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship TOPIC "The Evils of Payday Loan: How the Poor is Exploited" Free and Open to the Public.

Angela Project 2017 Recap

Baptists from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., and the Progressive National Baptist Convention convened Monday in Louisville, Ky., for a historic gathering focused on racial justice and education hosted by Simmons College of Kentucky @ the Annual Session of the NBCA, Intl. Inc.