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Flint Fundraising - The staff, students and faculty led by Rev. Coleman, a student and board member at CUBM, donated money to help people affected by the Flint water crisis. Below is information in the event that your church or organization would like to lead a campaign to help residents of Flint, Michigan..  More information >>



A Tribute to Jack White, a founding member of CUBM. The CCO honored Jack White, a Charter Board Member who has served as President of Geneva College, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, and much more! Jack White is a visionary, born and raised in New York in a loving Christian home, who became involved in Urban Ministry at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh.  Watch the Tribute Video>>


On October 5, 2013, we celebrated at Mt. Ararat Church what the Lord has accomplished at CUBM over the last 25 years. We released our first book, The CUBM Story at the celebration. Dr. Cleophus LaRue from Princeton Seminary was our guest speaker. It was a blessed time of celebration and testimonies and we are looking forward to serving our community over the next 25 years.   See photos from the event >>



Renee’ B. Drummond-Brown, a current student at CUBM, considers it her badge of honor to have spoken to the legendary Ms. Rutha Mae Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers of the Civil Rights Movement. While attending Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement class, instructor Dr. Todd Allen telephoned his friend, Ms. Rutha Mae Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers of the Civil Rights Movement. The students had a chance to ask questions about her part in the Civil Rights Movement and hear her sing some of their songs. Renee’ wrote the following poem as a result of this experience and had her story published in the Metro Gazette.   More information >>


RFP The Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM) is planning a series of non-credit courses, each to earn a certificate of accomplishment, in fulfillment of that part of it mission statement to “educate urban students in southwestern Pennsylvania for effective service in their local communities through … other learning experiences in a Christian community where meaningful relationships with others of diverse backgrounds are encouraged.” These certificate programs will not carry academic credit and are provided by CUBM, not by Geneva College at CUBM.   More information >>

Arthur S. Young, Jr.

Reverend Marge Coker retired from her position as the office manager at CUBM on August 2, 2013. She will continue to serve as an associate minister at the Mount Ararat Baptist Church under the senior pastor, Dr. William H. Curtis, and be active in the evangelism and outreach ministry within the community. Marge recently expressed, “I have been thoroughly blessed serving students, faculty, assistant director, Dr. John Stanko, and executive director Karla Byrd during my tenure. She has internalized the scripture, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Mathew 5:16).

Arthur S. Young, Jr.CUBM grad student Ar'Tice Coleman publishes book

Recent CUBM graduate Ar'Tice Coleman published her first book titled “Wisdom Tea” this past February. Wisdom Tea is available on Amazon >>


George Lautner ordained

Alumnus George Lautner was ordained at Abiding Word Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD on June 10. George is a Pittsburgh native from Baldwin High School. He graduated from CUBM in 2006 and Geneva College in 2008 before attending Association of Free Lutheran Theological Seminary in Minnesota. George and his family currently reside in Deshler, Nebraska where he is pastor of Deshler Abiding Word Lutheran Church.


Vivian Ann Davidson HewittVivian Ann Davidson Hewitt-
Graduation Speaker- May 2012

We had the honor of having this year's graduation speaker-Vivian Ann Davidson Hewitt. She is a New Castle native and a Geneva College graduate. Her life spans and personifies many of the important social, political and cultural transformations of the 20th and early 21st Centuries.

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Photos of reception