About the Author
Ray Bakke is world renowned as a minister and educator who has devoted his life to helping the church love the cities as God loves them. Cities and students all over the world have benefited from his mentoring. Bakke is author of Street Signs: A New Direction in Urban Ministry and two urban ministry classics: The Urban Christian and A Theology as Big as the City. He is also author of The Expanded Mission of City Center Churches and A Biblical Word for an Urban World. Ray Bakke founded International Urban Associates (IUA) in 1989. IUA animated a network of more than 100 urban-based church and missions leaders in many of the largest cities of the world. Currently Bakke is the chancellor for global urban ministry at Bakke Graduate University of Ministry.