Missionary wants to make gospel part of Pittsburgh’s renewal
By Brandon Elrod
NAMB News Office
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh has, in decades past, been synonymous with steel. In the years following an economic hit to the blue-collar town, the city has been experiencing a renaissance as technological and medical companies are beginning to thrive.
While the economic renewal has been a boon for the city, missionary Rob Wilton is praying and working to see a spiritual revival as well.
Only 15 percent of the population is evangelical, with less than one percent of that being Southern Baptist.
As Wilton, the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) Send City Missionary in Pittsburgh, has dug in and established roots, though, he has seen a responsiveness to the gospel.
“It’s very clear Pittsburgh doesn’t have a harvest problem. [Read more…]