Love Thy Neighborhood is an urban missions agency for young adults, ages 18-30, impacting homelessness, the adult entertainment industry, crisis pregnancy, orphan care, healthcare, refugees, low-income housing, education, sports & recreation, neighborhood renewal, book editing & publishing, podcasting, visual arts, media & design and nonprofit leadership. We equip and mobilize the next generation of Christian leaders to work with the poor, the suffering and the marginalized in our city.
In 2005, Jesse Eubanks launched the Hope for Louisville program as a ministry of Jefferson Street Baptist Center. Hope for Louisville was designed to build relationships with homeless guests and residents in order to bring the presence of Christ and power of the gospel into difficult life circumstances.
Developing on the previous model of Hope for Louisville, Love Thy Neighborhood was launched in 2014. LTN is built on a duplicating model that will allow for expansion to serve more neighborhoods, nonprofits and cities each year. LTN is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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Jesse spent 7 years serving as the Director for Hope for Louisville – the precursor to Love Thy Neighborhood. Having raised over $2M in the last two years to help the homeless, Jesse launched LTN in January 2014, returning to his roots leading young adults to build relationships with people who are marginalized, serve with nonprofits and experience spiritual formation in Christ. He geeks out over Ira Glass and Tim Keller, loves listening to his wife Lindsay rap Salt-N-Pepa lyrics and wrestling with his son and daughter.
Kiana is a graduate of Wayland University in Texas where she was awarded the Female Citizenship Award, Wayland’s highest honor. She is an alumni of the Hope for Louisville program (where she met her husband who was a fellow Team Member). Before LTN, Kiana served as a Special Events Coordinator and Office Administrator for area nonprofits. Kiana has an obsession with organizational systems (“Look at all the pockets!”), sweats way too much when she exercises & enjoys laughing at the humor of her husband, Brad.
Leandro is from Puebla, Mexico. After becoming a Christian, Leandro moved to the United States to attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Leandro lives in the Shelby Park neighborhood alongside many of our LTN Team Members and serves extensively with his church community through counseling and care ministries. Leandro is passionate about loving God and loving the church. He loves playing soccer and sports in the park with kids from the neighborhood and is sometimes known to tell terrible jokes.
Rachel Szabo is from Florence, KY and is a LTN Alumni. After graduating from Campbellsville University in 2010, Rachel moved to Louisville to serve through LTN’s homelessness track. Rachel joined the LTN Team in 2016 to produce the Love Thy Neighborhood Podcast. A master storyteller with an ear for artistic excellence, Rachel’s production and oversight lead the podcast to rank #3 in Religion and Spirituality on iTunes. Rachel loves to dance, do yoga and walk to as many places as possible.
Sam Stevenson is from Elizabethtown, KY and is a two-time LTN Alumni. After graduating from Campbellsville University in 2016, Sam moved to Louisville to serve through LTN’s Nonprofit Leadership track. During her year of service with us, Sam co-wrote the ebook “Different Together: Exploring Racial Identity in Christian Community”. Now Sam is on staff and hopes to continue telling the LTN story to hopeful, justice-minded young adults. Sam loves to make lists, drink iced lattes, and communicate through perfectly executed GIFs and The Office references.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman of the Board
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Director of Sales Trade Marketing, National Tobacco Company
Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach, Third Avenue Baptist Church
Service Site Liaison
Executive Director, BsideU For Life
Client Development Executive, Kinect Energy Group
PAST BOARD MEMBERS
Partner, Noltemeyer Company
Associate Dean of Academic Innovation, Boyce College
CPA, Greater Louisville Medical Society
Executive Director, Greater Louisville Medical Society