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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Val Ford has been an instructor at CUBM for many years and has served as a counselor to students, families and staff alike during her teaching tenure. She has also been involved as a counselor in the Pittsburgh community and has a... more

Diana Scimone is a writing and creativity coach, author and social entrepreneur who has devoted her entire career to understanding and releasing the creative process in herself and in others. Diana currently resides in Orlando, Florida,... more

Dr. Robert Young and his family moved to Pittsburgh a few years ago to pastor New Hope Baptist Church in Braddock. Since then, he has seen the church grow, has earned his Doctor of Ministry degree, started teaching at CUBM and has... more

Pastor Barbara Gunn is an outstanding leader, pastor, preacher and teacher. Her recent interview is our most listened to show to date, so while we take some time off from live broadcasts this summer, we thought we would re-present this... more

Pastor Jeremiah Thomas joins Karla and John today on Urban Heroes. Pastor Thomas has been pastor of Rapha Ministries for 20 years and has worked for UPMC for 36 years, but found time to return to school to earn his associate... more

Helen Jackson is a distinguised CUBM graduate. Upon competion of her associate degree, she went on to earn her BS and MS from Geneva College and now serves as the Recruiting Specialist for CUBM. Helen and her husband... more

Judy Bannister joined the CUBM faculty in January, 2014 and immediately made her presence felt by including new, creative aspects to her English 101 class. Judy joins Karla and John today to talk about her teaching career, her faith and... more

Jerry O'Neill has served as the vice-chairman of the CUBM board for almost 20 years, as well as the president of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary where CUBM holds classes. Today Jerry joins Karla and John to talk... more

After last week's technical glitch, Dr. Jim Dittmar was to be on the show, but was unable to do so. So John and Karla used the time (30 minutes) to talk about CUBM, their relationship, Girl Scouts and a host of other life issues. John and... more