In 1997 Danté graduated from Moody Bible Institute, and then joined Rock Church’s staff team as the Youth Minister. Beverly began attending Rock Church earlier that same year while she was working for Moody Broadcasting. They were engaged and married at Rock Church in 1998, and all three of their children were born and dedicated to the LORD at Rock Church. Danté also served as Youth Director of Circle Urban Ministries, an Elder and and later as Church Chairman for Rock Church before their family was commissioned and sent out in 2006 to Minneapolis, MN where Danté served as the Director of African-American Ministries for EFCA National Office. Their family has also served in the East Bay of California.
On November 7, 2021 Rev. Danté and Bev Upshaw were once again commissioned by the leaders of Rock Church as urban ambassadors for their new ministry assignment in Baltimore, MD. They are launching a Christ-centered “study away” program called Baltimore Urban Studies (BUS). The BUS is designed to teach, mentor, and train college students in public health, racial reconciliation, and Christ-centered spiritual formation. For three months, Baltimore and Washington D.C. will serve as a classroom for students and provide internships for them as they live on campus in the heart of Baltimore. Bev and Danté are excited to come alongside the students, staff, and faculty as Campus Coordinator and Campus Pastor.
CLICK HERE for the BUS promotional video
Stay updated on news and events by following Baltimore Urban Studies on Instagram @baltimore.urban.studies
Here’s how you can partner with the Upshaw family through prayer;
- God’s Fence of Protection Around the Upshaw Family
- Open Doors with Community Partners in Baltimore City
- Growing Favor with Universities and Colleges
- Increase in Student Enrollment each semester
- Daily Dependence and Trust for God’s Provision
Here are ways to partner with the Upshaw family through giving;
To give by a Check:
- Make check to: Living and Learning Education
- Memo: Upshaw’s Salaries
- Mail to: Living & Learning International
- 81 Pelican Place
- Moses Lake, WA 98837
To give Online or by Bill Pay: CLICK HERE
Or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to set up a recurring donation.