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February 16, 2021

Remembering Melvin Banks

‚ÄčOn Saturday, Dr. Melvin Banks passed away. He was a pioneer in the evangelical community and founded Urban Ministries Incorporated, a ministry he launched in his basement some 50 years ago. Hear a conversation with him from 11 years ago as we honor his life and legacy. We think what he’s learned will help you. Don’t miss this special conversation with Dr. Melvin Banks on Chris Fabry Live.



Dr. Melvin Banks
Dr. Melvin Banks

Dr. Melvin Banks

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr., is the founder of Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI). Under his direction, UMI grew to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Dr. Banks is the author and editor of a number of books and Bible studies. He is also the founder of the Urban Outreach Foundation. He and his wife, Olive, have three children. Dr. Banks passed away February 13, 2021.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

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Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God.