Meet Dr. Ted Travis

For 30 years Ted Travis directed Neighborhood Ministries, a community-based youth ministry in Denver Colorado’s greater Five Points community. Out of this experience emerged an approach to urban youth development called Transformational Discipleship.

He unpacks this transformative approach in his groundbreaking book: Building Cathedrals: Urban Youth Discipleship That Works.


Ted Travis has provided training and counsel to pastors and youth leaders around the world. He ia a graduate of Denver Theological Seminary and Bakke Graduate University. The focus of his doctoral dissertation: URBAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: ANIMATING LEADERSHIP CAPACITY AMONG YOUTH NATIVE TO HIGHER-RISK COMMUNITIES.

Ted is an accomplished soloist who often blends worship in song into his mission presentations. He has served on multiple boards, including Denver Seminary, the Christian Community Development Association, and iTEE Global.

Ted and his wife Shelly reside in Denver, Colorado. They have three children and seven

Discover the Power of Transformational Discipleship

In Building Cathedrals, Ted Travis shares his blueprint for Transformational Discipleship (as well as accounts of its profound impact on young people) and exhorts today’s youth workers to reimagine their ministries and raise up a new generation of visionary urban leaders.