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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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Dr. Melinda Stephens began as a chemistry professor at Geneva College and is now the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Geneva. She prerecorded today's discussion with John and Karla to talk about her journey into the study of... more

Johnathan Wilson is pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. He also serves as president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Pittsburgh and Vicinity. Rev. Wilson is a CUBM and Geneva... more

Helen Jackson has taught a class on ethics this past semester that became a hit with the students from day one. They found thsmselves discussing matters from ethical perspectives that they had never thought about before the class. Then... more

Mark Conner first came to CUBM last January to pursue his associate degree in leadership. Mark is a family and church man, involved in both, while also serving as a successful salesman for his company. Mark joins Karla and John today... more

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