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 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 Neither Hnath's script nor Cecsarini's performance shows us the charisma that must have enabled Paul to build up this edifice from a little storefront church. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Nov. 2020 Francisco Soto, 61, stood outside a storefront church on 23rd Street in Richmond, the Iglesia El Espiritu Santo. Rachel Swan,, 6 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of storefront church

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Storefront church.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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