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 The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic house of worship on West 14th Street, is a grandly inventive architectural oddity and the mother of all Hispanic storefront churches in New York City. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, 2 June 2023 In 1992, Bishop toiled over a six-week lesson that addressed the traumatic struggles of the women in his small storefront church. C. Syl'violet Smith, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Jan. 2023 Rojas, Zárraga and a third Venezuelan national sat inside a storefront church in the District’s Park View neighborhood, with no place to sleep that night. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2022 Instead, the family takes refuge inside a small storefront church, the Faith, Life and Hope Mission, on 63rd Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 1 Sep. 2022 The historic building has housed a storefront church, a drama school, and for four decades served as headquarters for the tile layers union, Local 18. Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2021 One man stood outside a storefront church on a recent morning and stuck a needle in his arm., 17 June 2021 The location of the shooting is a storefront in a line of one-story storefronts on 79th Street that includes businesses including a day care center, an electronics shop, a storefront church and a salon. Liam Ford,, 26 Mar. 2021 From the ages of 14 to 17, Baldwin preached at the Fireside Pentecostal Assembly, a storefront church in Harlem located at Fifth Avenue and 136th Street that has since moved to 69-71 Thayer Street. New York Times, 12 Dec. 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'storefront church.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of storefront church was in 1937

Dictionary Entries Near storefront church

Cite this Entry

“Storefront church.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!