A unique show that covers theology, faith, & culture w/a fresh urban slant. Christian apologist VOCAB MALONE debates, discusses, and dissects relevant questions and issues about the Christian faith from a Biblical perspective.


September 22, 2010


(L to R) Pastor Bob, Vocab Malone, & Vermon Pierre



Vermon Pierre
Vermon Pierre is a graduate of Princeton University and has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Vermon is the first generation of his family born in the US. He serves as the lead pastor of Roosevelt Community Church. His prayer and vision for Roosevelt is that it would be a “multicultural, multiethnic multieconomic community that acts like family towards each other, and that we would be right in the thick of God's mission to transform and renew our city and our world.” Vermon is married to his wife, Dennae, who are the parents of four wonderful children.

Pastor Bob
Pastor Bob is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America and works as a CPA. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and has a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. His previous ministry experience includes the planting of a church in Rhode Island. He and his wife, Ginger, have a total of seven children between them (as both of their first spouses died). Bob serves as the teaching pastor at Roosevelt and says, “We want to do so much in regard to teaching and preaching the Word of God. We know that as we all understand the great truths of God's word our lives are changed.

Vocab Malone
Vocab Malone is a Christian hip hop artist and slam poet as well as Pastor of Teaching and Outreach at Roosevelt Community Church. He obtained a Master’s Degree from Phoenix Seminary. Vocab is currently enrolled at Talbot School of Theology, working on a doctorate of ministry under philosophers Garrett DeWeese and JP Moreland. Vocab loves to geek out with his wife, Nicole. Together, they have four children who have been adopted.


George "Gee Wil" Willis (working in the background)

George does much of the 'tekkie labor' needed to make Urban Theologian Radio happen.
Not only does he polish up the episodes so they are ready for podcasting, he also does all the video work!
We're thinking of doubling his salary real soon here...

Backpack Radio is now Urban Theologian Radio and is sponsored by Roosevelt Community Church, a theologically-driven, missionally-minded and urban-focused church in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Vermon, Bob, Vocab, and George are all members of Roosevelt, which is a diverse body of believers striving to engage all people with all of Jesus.

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*special shout out to CDZ the Messenger and David Elijah for rocking our intro song.