What God starts
He sustains.
Ignite started with 12 students in a house in Old Louisville praying for campus.
Our Story
While this is only our second full year on campus at UofL, God is doing something really special.

Downtown Louisville

Ignite started meeting in a house downtown a few blocks away from UofL. We quickly out grew our space and prayed for a space on campus.

Floyd Theater

Ignite started meeting in Floyd theater on UofL's campus to accommodate more people! We transitioned to meeting online during quarantine.

Topp't

Once Ignite was able to meet in person Fall 2020, we met in a pizza restaurant's space on Card Towne Boulevard. It is directly across from campus and dorms.

The Avenue Room

Ignite needed a larger space for worship. We were able to meet in The Avenue Room, the end of Card Towne, along with the 323 Card Towne space for smaller events!

What We Believe

Our Staff

Zach "John Cena" Motes

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

Big Mama's Soul Food Kitchen

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

323 West Cardinal Boulevard

Favorite Books / Author

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Capaldi

Hidden talent?

Some say I have an angelic voice

Favorite Hot Beverage

Warmed Alani Nu

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Michael Jackson's 2005 We Are The World Tour

What is one of your favorite Movies / TV Shows and why?

Madam Secretary (Anything dealing with the elect)

Hometown?

Oldham County ##502 #L1C4

Fun Fact

Was a Ghost writer on "Think Your Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner (Zach "John Cena" Motes)

Caleb Garza

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

Joy Luck

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

SRC throwing down on the basketball court

Favorite Books / Author

Spiritual Leadership J Oswald Sanders; When Breath Becomes Air

Hidden talent?

Meat Artist aka grill master.

Favorite Hot Beverage

1/2 Moon Latte at Summer Moon or Single Origin (Ethiopia) Americano

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Walk The Moon or Chance The Rapper

What is one of your favorite Movies / TV Shows and why?

Dodgeball. Because in life if you can dodge a wrench you can…

Hometown?

Austin, Texas

Fun Fact

I have 3 Alma Maters. (Texas A&M, Southern Seminary, UofL).

Heather Parrino

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

Havana Rumba

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

The fountain in the shade behind Grawmeyer near Lutz

Favorite Books / Author

Max Lucado

Hidden talent?

Paddleboarding and Rollerskating

Favorite Hot Beverage

Mocha

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Fleetwood Mac

What is one of your favorite Movies / TV Shows and why?

Survivor. I love the outdoors.

Hometown?

Louisville

Fun Fact

I’m the designated old (D.O.) person on staff.

Biz Allgeier

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

The Old Louisville Tavern

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

Ignite or the Library

Favorite Books / Author

I was a HUGE John Green fan, but now I’m a big JK Rowling & Tim Keller fan!

Hidden talent?

I can do the worm backwards

Favorite Hot Beverage

Vanilla latte

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Hangout Music Festival

What is one of your favorite Movies / TV Shows and why?

I love the Harry Potter series so much! I feel like I grew up with the characters in the movie

Hometown?

Louisville

Fun Fact

I played field hockey at UofL!

Pablo "Picasso" Hernandez

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

Louisville Cream

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

Ekstrom Library

Favorite Books / Author

Atomic Habits Read On Audible

Hidden talent?

Can pull off a LuLu Lemon Fanny pack

Favorite Hot Beverage

Steamed Milk (Meow)

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Colony House

What is one of your favorite Movies / TV Shows and why?

Community (Episode 1)

Hometown?

Guatamala

Fun Fact

My moonwalk and gritty are unparalleled #DanceCentral

Josh Wakefield

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

Chipotle lol

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

Ignite or SRC field

Favorite Books / Author

Jon Tyson & John Mark Comer

Hidden talent?

I enjoy finding a good deal

Favorite Hot Beverage

Hot chocolate. If Hot Chocolate was caffeinated, coffee would not exist

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Mumford & Sons

What is one of your favorite Movies / TV Shows and why?

The Office

Hometown?

Florence, KY

Fun Fact

Was a White Water Rafting Guide in Cali for a minute

Samara Downing

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

In Season

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

Second floor of the SRC during zumba! Everyone is just there for a good time 🕺

Favorite Hot Beverage

Hot drinks are not my cup of tea & you will rarely see me drinking anything other than water. If you do catch me with a hot drink in hand, I probably forgot to say “iced” before my order & am letting it cool down to room temp. before slowly taking sad sips of defeat haha

Hometown?

Elizabethtown aka E-Town!!!

Sophia Akin

Favorite restaurant in Louisville?

Old Louisville Tavern

Favorite spot on campus to hang?

Water fountain by the art building

Favorite Books / Author

Is it bad that I really only read out of obligation? hahahah

Hidden talent?

I can do a back flip into the water??

Favorite Hot Beverage

Coffee that doesn't taste like coffee hahaha

What's the best concert you've ever been to?

Bazzi or Post Malone

What is one of your favorite Movies / TV Shows and why?

Avatar the Last Air Bender because the plot line and character development are unmatched!! Also.. I mean come on who doesn't like to watch people have cool powers.

Hometown?

New Haven KY

Fun Fact

I have lived in 13 different places growing up: one of those being a funeral home haha
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