• Transformational Urban Leadership Institute


The Transformational Urban Leadership Institute (TULI) empowers followers of Jesus to transform global cities through teaching, training, and research.


God is rapidly urbanizing the world. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. Followers of Jesus must learn how to navigate through the complexities of urban life. Founded at North Way in 2016 by Pastor Bryan McCabe, the Transformational Urban Leadership Institute equips followers of Jesus to serve God in complex urban contexts locally, nationally, and globally.

Dr. Bryan McCabe

Bryan serves as a pastor at North Way Christian Community, a multi-site, interdenominational church located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He serves as the founder and director of the Transformational Urban Leadership Institute. He also provides leadership with a faith-based, youth mentoring initiative called the Learning and Mentoring Partnership, or LAMP, in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He is actively engaged in urban church planting, having planted North Way’s East End location in 2012 and currently assisting with the launch of the House of Manna, an urban, missional faith community in Homewood. He also serves as a pastoral liaison with all of North Way’s local transformational outreach partners in the Pittsburgh region. bryan-mccabe_tuliBryan is passionate about urban missiology, multi-ethnic church, urban youth, justice, reconciliation, advocacy, and transformational leadership. He writes, speaks, and teaches locally and globally on those issues often. Bryan lives out incarnational leadership in Homewood with his wife, Julie, and his daughters, Kyra and Sierra. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Bakke Graduate University in Transformational Leadership for the Global City in 2012. He graduated from Fresno State University with a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration and Supervision in 2004, and he graduated from Malone University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1998. He currently serves as a professor of urban missiology at Bakke Graduate University.

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