Annual Louisville Prayer Breakfast

Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel
Louisville Metro Police Chief

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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2023 Louisville Prayer Breakfast

Join us for an amazing time to pray for our community, the commonwealth, and our nation.  Join us as we pray for God’s wisdom and guidance within each sphere of influence; for the businesses, organizations, and ministries impacting those spheres. This year we are blessed to hear from LMPD’s  Chief Villaroel.

Meet partners impacting our community with the love, grace and truth of Jesus. Hear about and pray for specific needs within our community.

Jesus came to bring life, and life to the full. He said, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you" Matt 7:7.

Join us as we ask, seek, and knock.

The beauty of community is that we get the opportunity to see our neighbors, see their needs, and bring them to Jesus. A great example is when some men brought a paralyzed man to Jesus knowing that Jesus could and would heal him. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven" Matt 9:2.

Let us see our neighbors with the same compassion these men saw the paralyzed man and bring them to Jesus for healing: body, mind, heart, and soul.


Louisville Prayer Breakfast goes back to the post WWII era, when soldiers returning home were going into business and were led to pray for the Louisville community. Its mission and gatherings have continued ever since. Currently, Louisville Prayer Breakfast’s main emphasis is to gather Christians in the communities in and around Louisville to pray.

2023 Annual Louisville Prayer Breakfast

Schedule of Events

  • 7:00 a.m. Doors open, Meet & Greet
  • 7:15 a.m. Wild Eggs Breakfast
  • 7:45 a.m. Local Ministry Prayer 
  • 8:15 a.m. Keynote
  • 9:00 a.m. Prayer Circles
  • 9:30 a.m. Event Ends


Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel

On January 2, 2023, Mayor Craig Greenberg appointed Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel to serve as the Interim Chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). After conducting a comprehensive nationwide search, the Mayor selected Gwinn-Villaroel to become Louisville’s next permanent police chief on July 20, 2023. During her tenure as Interim Chief, Gwinn-Villaroel created new initiatives including, but not limited to the following: continuous work of implementing police reforms, establishing the Non-Fatal Shooting Squad, implementing the Stop-the-Violence Community Outreach Program, and the expansion of the Louisville Metro Police Activities League.

Prior to serving as Interim Chief, Gwinn-Villaroel was appointed as LMPD’s Deputy Chief in 2021 and was second in command for the police department. She began her law enforcement career with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) in 1997, where she served until joining the LMPD. As an APD officer, Gwinn-Villaroel served as a patrol officer, a field investigation officer, and worked in the following units as a detective: Vice, Narcotics, Gangs and Guns, and Domestic Violence. Upon promotion to Sergeant, she had the opportunity to work in Patrol, the Police Training Academy, and the Personnel/Human Resources Section.

Chief Gwinn-Villaroel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration. She is also affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), Kentucky Women Law Enforcement Network (KWLEN), Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). 

As an ordained pastor, Chief Gwinn-Villaroel is passionate about community engagement and being a servant leader in her capacity as a law enforcement officer, as well as an executive police manager. She is a wife, mother and Founder/Senior Pastor of Unstoppable Praise Ministries. Unequivocally, Chief Gwinn-Villaroel is committed to professional excellence, accountability, and compassion, as exemplified by her professional success. Gwinn-Villaroel is the first female African-American permanent police chief in Louisville’s and the state of Kentucky’s history. 

Registration & Partnerships

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