Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen Signs ReBuild Book Deal
with InterVarsity Press
TAMPA, FLORIDA — Pastor, author and recording artist Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen recently signed a publishing deal with InterVarsity Press for his upcoming book, ReBuild: Reset Your Life. Renew Your Church. Reshape Your World.
ReBuild will be released in October of 2015 in time for the fifteenth annual Urban Leadership Conference “Flavor Fest” hosted at Crossover Church. This year’s theme is “ReBuild.” Urban D. will also be releasing his final full-length album, his eighth project, at the same time with the same title as the book. The album will feature songs with the same titles and concepts as the book chapters. The physical version of the album will also feature a full-length documentary (Space Cherry Films) about Crossover Church and its unique ministry of rebuilding people in the urban community. Additionally, Crossover Church will launch a six-week “ReBuild” message series from the new book in February 2016 and invite other churches to join them. They will provide free small group curriculum, video content and message outlines.
Kyllonen has been in full-time urban ministry for more than nineteen years at Crossover Church in Tampa and became the lead pastor thirteen years ago. Under his leadership, the church has grown from a handful of people to more than one thousand weekly attendees, making this innovative multiethnic, multigenerational and multieconomic church a model. Kyllonen has recorded seven hip-hop albums, written two books, published twenty-five issues of S.O.U.LMAG magazine and hosts S.O.U.LMAG TV on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s JUCE TV. He has also coached more than fifty urban church planters/pastors through his Urban Coaching Network.
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