Urban impact changes lives

Renewal and restoration on Pittsburgh’s North Side

By Jessica Whipple

Ministry graduates leave seminary with a passion to change the world. Maybe they move to bustling cities to become associate pastors at growing churches, wife in tow and kids on the way.

But when Ed Glover left Alliance Theological Seminary 25 years ago, he and his new wife, Tammy, settled in a place they had never known. They didn’t buy the home with the two-car garage in the suburbs. They didn’t move to the upscale neighborhoods where young married Christians plan to start secure, stable families. They moved to the North Side, to a street where every other house was boarded up and sidewalks were the locus of drug deals as often as they were school bus stops.

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