storefront church


Definition of storefront church

: a city church that utilizes storefront quarters as a meeting place

Examples of storefront church in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roxroy Edmondson was literally keeping the door open — holding it so people wouldn’t have to touch it to get inside the storefront church. Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus creates conflict for churches, where gatherings can be dangerous but provide solace," 6 Apr. 2020 It was built in 1972 and is now near a downtown entertainment district that includes bars and bistros, offices, storefront churches and vacant lots. Washington Post, "Lawsuit filed after six people found dead in Vegas fire," 9 Jan. 2020 But small mosques and storefront churches account for a lot of the uptick. New York Times, "For Churches, a Temptation to Sell," 4 Oct. 2019 The conference took place in Jimenez’s storefront church six miles from the state Capitol. Los Angeles Times, "Radical Baptist church preaches LGBTQ hate just miles from California’s Capitol," 2 Aug. 2019 The storefront church in a Mount Healthy strip mall is awash in waves of organ swells. Mark Curnutte,, "4 addresses in 4 months: This is what poverty looks like for this Cincinnati family," 10 July 2019 But the Faithists, who meet in a humble storefront church on the ground floor of a squat brick building, stand apart with an unusual history. Sam Kestenbaum, New York Times, "A Forgotten Religion Gets a Second Chance in Brooklyn," 7 June 2018 Green is a secular Jew, confounded by what that even means, while Marlon sings in the choir in a storefront church near the Roxbury border. Jonathan Miles, New York Times, "Bridging the Racial Divide in a Middle School Friendship," 15 Jan. 2018 Garfield Park is a neighborhood filled with elevated train tracks, ornate residential facades, vacant lots, broken windows, and storefront churches, all of which sit adjacent to 170 acres of parkland. Anjulie Rao, Chicago Reader, "‘Between States’ is for the community but forgets the community," 18 Oct. 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Storefront church.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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