THE ROW is "The Church Without Walls", or as some of our parishioners like to call it, “The Street Church”. We have no building to meet, worship or pray in, but that suits us just fine considering the majority of our congregation is used to sleeping under the open night sky. Every Friday, for the last 15 years, we've faithfully held service, worshiped, prayed and fed those who were hungry for food and the Word of God in the heart of Skid Row, Los Angeles – America’s homeless capital.
Our church was founded by Pastor Stephen "Cue" Jn-Marie, a former Virgin Records rapper, turned evangelist, activist and organizer, who left the music industry in 1994 to begin following God. After serving in ministries and planting churches that took a more traditional approach to practicing Christianity, Cue felt God leading him towards something different. He felt God calling him to the streets, and the seed that would become THE ROW was planted.
Currently, THE ROW is the strongest it’s ever been. The hands of the church can be felt throughout downtown L.A., leaders are rising from within our ranks and we are taking bigger strides to impact the lives of those who have been marginalized, pushed to the side and forgotten about.
At THE ROW you will find beauty in the midst of chaos. It is a place where the hungry are being fed, spirits are being encouraged and minds are continually challenged. Ultimately, THE ROW is a place of refuge and hope.
"I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." - Psalm 27:13