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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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 family and how it all ties in together to make her the teacher she is today.
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Pastor Jeremiah Thomas graduated from CUBM in 2013 and has worked for UPMC for more than 35 years. Pastor Thomas joins Karla and John today to talk about his CUBM experience, what's it like to work and pastor and anything else... more

Helen Jackson is a CUBM graduate and the current recruting specialist for CUBM

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

Shaunda Miles is CUBM's newest instructor and is also a member of the 2013 Urban Heroes Class. Shaunda has worked and studied creativity and arts managemet from coast to coast and has now settled in Pittsburgh where she is... more

Pastor Bill Glaze has served on the CUBM board of directors for 20 years, almost all that time as the chairman. He is also the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Homewood and has been an instructor, radio teacher, and social entrepreneur -... more

Anyone who knows Dr. Mitch Nickols knows he is a busy man. He is a college professor, a pastor, a community advocate, media star and advisor to youth and leaders alike. Dr. Mitch was a member of the 2013 Urban Heroes class and has... more

Since 2009, CUBM has made annual trips to Africa and has made seven missions trip overall to that continent since 2001. In this show, Karla and John talk to CUBM graduate, Cheryl Bradbury, who has been to Kenya five times, and... more

Clifford Foster began using drugs when he was 14. Today he founded and operates one of the largest outreach clinics for addicts called the Central Outreach Center. Along the way to his recovery, Clifford graduated from CUBM and was... more