Bob Lupton

Bob Lupton has invested the past 43 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta. In response to a call that he first felt while serving in Vietnam, he left a budding business career to work with delinquent urban youth. Bob and his family sold their suburban home and moved into the inner-city where they have lived and served as neighbors among those in need. His life’s work has been the rebuilding of urban neighborhoods where families can flourish and children can grow into healthy adults.

Bob is a Christian community developer, an entrepreneur who brings together communities of resources with communities of need. Through FCS Urban Ministries – a non-profit organization which he founded – he has developed three mixed-income subdivisions, organized two multi-racial congregations, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families, and initiated a wide range of human services in his community. He is the author of five books: (Theirs is the Kingdom; Return Flight; Renewing the City; Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life; and Toxic Charity). Bob has a PhD. in psychology from the University of Georgia. He serves as a speaker, strategist, and inspirer with those who seek God’s Shalom in the city. 


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia

  • MEd, Georgia State University

  • BA, God’s Bible College, Cincinnati, OH