Bruce Main

President & Founder

The founder and president of UrbanPromise, Dr. Bruce Main established our first summer camp in the city of Camden in 1988 at the age of 25. His many UrbanPromise roles have included camp director and executive director, as well as the visionary creator of UrbanPromise’'s satellite locations in Wilmington, DE; Miami, FL; Trenton, NJ; Charlotte, NC; Little Rock, AR; Toronto, ON; Vancouver, BC; Copán, Honduras; Lilongwe, Malawi; Embu, Kenya; Monrovia, Liberia; and Mukono, Uganda.

Selected by Christianity Today as one of the country's "“50 Up & Coming Leaders Under 40,"” Bruce speaks nationally and internationally at mission conferences, colleges, churches, and business seminars. He and UrbanPromise are featured regularly in local media outlets and were highlighted on Diane Sawyer’'s 20/20 special “"Waiting on the World to Change"” and ABC'’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Bruce is an adjunct faculty member at Eastern University and co-authored the book Revolution & Renewal:  How Churches Are Saving Our Cities with Dr. Tony Campolo, professor emeritus at Eastern and renowned sociologist and Christian leader. Bruce has also authored If Jesus Were A Sophomore: Discipleship for College Students, If Jesus Were A Senior: Last Minute Preparations for a Life of Discipleship, Spotting the Sacred: Finding God in Unlikely Places, and Holy Hunches: Responding to the Promptings of God. His latest book, The Promise Effect, is available now.

Bruce graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He received his Master’'s in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Pamela and has three children.