The Center for Urban Theological Studies

A Christian Institution of Higher Education in Philadelphia, PA

Founded in 1971, the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS) is a non-profit academic ministry committed to educating, preparing and releasing ethnically diverse servant-leaders into the urban church community for the cause of Christ.


Our Vision: In our vision, we see missional servant-leaders trained and mobilized by the Lancaster Bible College at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (LBC@CUTS) leading churches, ministries, and organizations throughout the Philadelphia urban community and the tri-state area that are engaged in ministry that transforms individuals, families, and entire communities with the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ.


For additional information about CUTS, please call (215) 329-5400 today!

Dr. Wilbert S. Richardson - Message from CUTS President
A Message From Our President - Dr. Wilbert S. Richardson

Known to be a man of sterling integrity, capable management, committed to higher education, and has a pastor's heart, Dr. Wilbert S. Richardson was appointed by the Board of Directors as the new president of CUTS in 2008. He founded Refuge Evangelical Baptist Church in 1984, which has grown to be a vibrant witness of 800 members in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, PA.

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