EmpowerWest Unites Local Churches

EmpowerWest is a collection of pastors and congregations committed to joining hands in unity and passion for God’s justice, particularly as it relates to the conditions and needs of West Louisville, our city’s predominantly black and poorer section.

Following the successful community gathering with Edward Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told, a powerful book on the continuing implications of slavery, and subsequent dialogues and gatherings, EmpowerWest is now pursuing conversations with political leaders, media, and other communities of faith to deepen the understanding of the different needs between “the masses” and “the classes”—residents whose chief focus is survival and those seeking advancement and a way out of West Louisville. To read more about this event, click here.

The group is co-chaired by Kevin Cosby, Pastor of St. Stephen Baptist, and Joe Phelps, Pastor of Highland Baptist Church.


City-Wide Book Club Event February 2

You are invited to join fellow Louisvillians in the next city-wide book club, sponsored by Empower West. We will gather for discussion with the author on Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m., at Crescent Hill Baptist Church. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson explores how over the course of American history when African Americans socially advance, white people react with hostility. We invite you to purchase the book at Carmichael’s with a 20% discount.