"LLF was founded on a dream about seeing the kingdom of heaven exist on earth,
in this place we love called Lexington, KY." - Eric Geary, CEO Emeritus & Board Member
A Word From Our Founder
"In 1998 four of us from Lexington attended a Christian Community Development Association meeting in St. Louis. I attended a break-out session hosted by Leadership Foundations. That seminar exposed me to concepts which gave me a handle for my heart. Spurred on by what we learned there, we started Lexington Leadership Foundation in 1999. LLF's founding leaders felt that the first action should be to pray, and thus our prayer ministry was started. Next, a survey of inner-city ministry leaders and social service providers was undertaken to determine the pressing needs facing our city which were not currently being addressed by any other agency. The overwhelming cry was for help with children and youth. I could never have imagined what would follow!
Since it was founded, one of the strategies of LLF has been to partner with local churches and other organizations in order to impact the most vulnerable in our city. In the process of working together towards a common goal, we build unity among the diverse parts.
LLF's growth to date has occurred as a result of God's blessing on our efforts. Other significant factors have included the involvement of partner and volunteers from across a wide section of our city and grass-roots community efforts. Our national affiliate, Leadership Foundations, has provided on going professional development and best practices. . . . Let’s keep working together Lexington and make this A City for God!”
-John Withers | Founding Board Member