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Urban Heroes

Urban Heroes


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This show features people who do important work in urban areas, along with the work at the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Joy Sato has hosted the Urban Heroes awards ceremony, but this year she will become a Hero herself! Joy currenty handles receptions and meetings at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and has blessed many people who have used her... more

Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones is one of the nation's foremost figures in choral conducting and pedagogy and an expert in the intersection between theology and musical expression. A Southern transplant to Pennsylvania, Dr. Jones has... more

Melissa Wharton is the president and CEO of Church Online LLC in Pittsburgh, PA where her company helps churches and nonprofits with their IT and communication needs.

Brenda Gregg is a preacher, founder and executive director and board member, serving Western Pennsylvania in many capacities, mainly as the director of Project Destiny of Pittsburgh, an organization that oversees and monitors the... more

We are honored in Pittsburgh to have a ministry and gospel music legend in town for the weekend. Pastor Marvin Winans will join John and Karla today to talk about his ministry, his music, life in the church and a host of other topics. You... more

Dr. Lola Thorpe is the pastor of the North Side Institutional Church of God in Christ and her daughter Lisa is the president of the Nonprofit Leadership Training Institute (NLTI). Both have served with distinction in the Pittsburgh community... more

Pastor Rodney Lyde currently serves as pastor at Baptist Temple in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years, Pastor Lyde has been involved in ministry beyond the pulpit that took him into the community to... more

It is hard to refer to either of the Jackson couple without mentioning the other. They are truly a team who have distinguished themselves as urban heroes both individually and as a couple. Both are CUBM graduates, with Helen earning her... more

Dr. Todd Allen has been on the show before, talking about his Common Ground project that conducts bus tours of Civil Rights sites in the South. Today Todd joins the show in a different capacity a a 2015 Urban Hero. Todd will share with... more