Larry and Kay Marlatt

United States

Service Area: City

Ministry Focus

After Larry graduated from Denver Seminary in 1968, the Marlatts joined Missions Door and started the Campus Ambassadors ministry at CU-Boulder.

After twenty years on campus, Larry and Kay heard about the spiritual formation and leadership development needs of the inner-city churches in Denver.

They responded to God’s leading and moved to Denver, where the Marlatts are training leaders in Denver’s inner city through the ministry of Urban Academy (URBACAD).

URBACAD is a spiritual leadership training program of Theological Education by Extension (T.E.E.). The Marlatts seek to come alongside Denver’s urban churches with discipleship and leadership training, hoping to impact and raise up a new generation for Christ, His church, and His cause. In their prayer letter the Marlatt’s wrote, “URBACAD is all about life, life in Christ.”

Larry says, “Living and ministering in the inner city is an inspiring challenge. The rich diversity of culture and churches amid poverty, drugs, and gangs is challenging, and the love and dedication of the urban Christians is inspiring.”

The Marlatts have organized a consortium of other inner-city ministries in Denver to start a Christian Liberal Arts University called American Pathways University.

The URBACAD T.E.E. curriculum they teach is the Practical Theology Major of the University. Larry is the President and Kay is the Registrar.

Both URBACAD and American Pathways University are ministries of Missions Door.

Faith Story

Larry and Kay committed their lives to Jesus Christ as freshmen at Colorado State University and were married three years later.


Larry and Kay were married in 1963, and have three children: John, Leesl and Kelley and four grandchildren.