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West Monroe Campus

Welcome to West Monroe Campus

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500 Pine St., West Monroe, LA US 71291

Worship Times

Morning Worship | 9:30am & 11:00am

Wednesday Night Bible Study & Age Group Activities | 6:00pm

Fairbanks Campus

Welcome to Fairbanks Campus

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1029 Highway 134, Fairbanks, LA US 71240

Worship Times

Sunday Worship | 10:30am

Wednesday Nights | 6:00pm


Calhoun Campus

Welcome to Calhoun Campus

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191 US-80, Calhoun, LA US 71225

Worship Times

Sunday Worship | 10:30am

First West

Broaden Horizons

Broaden Horizons immerses children and youth in high quality after-school and summer activities which encourage academic success and Christ-centered living.  More than 300 students from high-poverty backgrounds are served year-round across five West Monroe and Monroe campuses in partnership with Ouachita Parish Schools.

In order for students to reach their full potential in school and to learn to make good choices, they must feel safe, have access to hot meals, and be connected with loving people on a consistent basis.



The After School Program of Broaden Horizons is the core of the program.  All of the sites are safe learning environments staffed by certified teachers and caring Christian mentors.  Every child receives an after-school snack and a full dinner meal four days per week, 32 weeks per year.  

The academic focus on English/Language Arts and Math is important, as is the enrichment curriculum.  Daily doses of “Positive Action" spark an intrinsic interest in learning and encourage cooperation among students who learn that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions.  These lessons are tied to core Bible principles such as Luke 6:31, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”

Broaden Horizons students experience increased academic achievement and reduction in negative behaviors, and learn to make good choices.


The intensive Summer Leadership Academy immerses middle-school students in discipleship as well as STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).  Sixty students participate in over 10,000 hours of high-quality programming; in 2014, over 40% of students participating accepted Christ or made a life recommitment.


Hear how one of the very first kids in Broaden Horizons has been influenced by the program now that he is in college.



Hear how a volunteer at First West had a dream so big that it has changed his life and the lives of hundreds of children.




Broaden Horizons can not happen without volunteers pouring into the lives of children.  There are several ways you can plug in.

  • Volunteer short-term as a reader or one-time speaker
  • Volunteer longer-term as a campus host or enrichment/discipleship coach 
  • Provide direct support to sponsor one child for one full year for $1,400
  • Serve as a prayer partner

If you would like to join in on what God is doing through Broaden Horizons, click the button below.