by Bill Kear
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written ‘how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’ - Romans 10:14-15
Urban Impact is a vibrant ministry on Pittsburgh’s North Side, sharing the Gospel and building relationships in Jesus’ name through a wide variety of programs. Started in 1995 by Pastor Ed Glover, and his wife Tammy, Urban Impact strives to invest in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in order to develop responsible followers of Christ. This is accomplished through a broad spectrum of educational, athletic, and performing arts programs. The Education outreach involves literacy programs, tutoring, and math skills. Athletic endeavors include basketball, baseball, soccer, football, and swimming. Performing Arts entails vocal and instrumental training, theater, dance, and visual arts.
Hebron Church is directly associated with Urban Impact not only through sharing financial support as a ‘mission partner’; but also through Andrew Churchill, a fellow member and brother of the body at Hebron. Andrew is involved in the Athletics Program at Urban Impact; and is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus, and the joy in having a personal relationship with Him. Over the years of involvement at Urban Impact, Andrew has many stories of young lives changed by personal relationships with Jesus.
There are a variety of ways we can continue to support and encourage Andrew in this wonderful ministry at Urban Impact. Of course we should always be praying for Andrew and for the children, youth, and families of those he is engaging. We can also share financial support, as this is absolutely crucial in order to sustain the viability of this ministry. And lastly, we can become involved as volunteers in numerous ways (by coaching, tutoring, helping with field preparation, assisting at banquets, attending performances, etc).
If you are interested in joining Andrew’s team of financial supporters, you can reach out to him via phone, text (412-719-7644) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). He is always willing to meet with those that want to find out more about the ministry! Reoccurring and special gifts can also be given online by clicking on the ‘Donate’ tab at www.uifpgh.org, then selecting ‘Give to an Urban Missionary’. When prompted, enter Andrew’s name from the dropdown list. It’s that simple, and it truly does make a difference!
To find out more about Urban Impact, please visit their website at www.uifpgh.org. There you will find all of the details pertaining to the programs, schedule of events, and how you may be able to get involved.
Urban Impact truly is changing lives, one person, one family, one block at a time. And all the glory goes to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!