Raymond J. Bakke
| Urban Missions Author, Coach, Speaker
Dr. Bakke currently serves as Chancellor of English speaking programs for the Union University of California.
own company, Ray Bakke Associates
continues to invest in the next generation of urban ministry leaders locally, nationally and around the globe by speaking, teaching, mentoring, consulting and publishing.
RBA partners with those who are developing major cities as laboratories for community transformation, and provides opportunities to participate in the fellowship of that vast international network of leaders who leverage their influence to empower the church to be creatively missional in an urban world.
served as Chancellor, distinguished professor of Global Urban Ministry
, and member of the Board of Regents at Bakke Graduate University
retirement from BGU
in December 31, 2011.
Prior to this he served at Trinity College, McCormick Theological Seminary, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
From 1959 through 1979 Dr. Bakke
pastored inner-city churches in Seattle and Chicago.
During that time he also co-founded the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE).
In 1989, he founded International Urban Associates (IUA), a network of more than 100 urban-based church and mission leaders in many of the largest cities of the world.
He was Senior Associate for Large Cities with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism from 1979 to 1995.
Since 1979, Dr. Bakke
has been involved with urban ministry consultations in more than 200 large cities on six continents.
has authored five urban ministry related books, including The Urban Christian, a groundbreaking guide on urban ministry which has been translated into eight foreign languages.
is a collaborative author of Espoir Pour La Ville, Dieu Dans La Cite, the first book of its kind done in and for French-speaking cities.