Our Story

OUR VISION

Urban Mission envisions communities transformed by the unity and action of people living out the mission of God.

OUR MISSION

To provide opportunities to a diverse community to connect, learn, and explore what it means to live a life on mission locally and globally.

OUR BOARD

Maurice Gue

Principal at Gue Law, LLC.

Clementina Moreira

Opera Singer, Music teacher

Howard McNair

Attending Physician at Advocate Medical Group

Inez Drayton

Realtor at Angel Apartments & Condos, Inc.

Louis Garrett

Software Engineer, C.H. Robinson

Ben & Marisol Vazquez

Founders

OUR FOUNDERS

Founder Ben Vazquez is a graduate of North Park University Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. Currently, he serves as Manager of Global Engagement at Serve-Globally. Working with over 100 Covenant Missionaries in five different regions around the world, Africa, Asia, Europe, South-Central America & Caribbean, and Middle East North Africa.

For eight years he was an Associate Pastor and Senior Director of Ministry Development and Outreach at New Life Covenant Southeast Church, Chicago, IL. Since 2009, Pastor Ben Vazquez and his wife Marisol have been dedicated to serving globally. Pastor Ben’s passion for missionary work started at an early age, which took him to many different countries to share and learn about the mission of God. Marisol’s educational background in Public Health has led her to be an advocate for global health. She has worked passionately to provide acute medical care and health education through global projects and medical missions. Both Ben and Marisol share a common interest, to see people live a life full of joy and purpose. They continue to lead mission teams abroad to provide health education, medical care and spiritual direction in the Caribbean and Central America. Together they have realized the transformation that takes place within individuals who are exposed to a global perspective of God’s love through faith, unity, and action. This has expanded their vision and inspired the development of a missional culture, "Urban Mission".

OUR BELIEFS

“Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all,” Mk16:15 MSG.

We place confidence in the whole biblical text as the inspired Word of God.

We believe in being ambassadors of Jesus, in the city and around the world.

We are commissioned to continue what Jesus started here on earth sharing his message of love and compassion locally and globally.

We are commissioned to develop urban leaders by teaching them to understand God’s Mission to fill the earth with the knowledge of Jesus.