For some, the ‘culture’ of ‘rap’ and ‘hip-hop’ connects in a way that ‘hymns’ or ‘rock-n-roll’ can connect for others.
But for some others, that same ‘hip-hop’ culture looks like a ‘disconnect’ to anything positive or constructive.
Pastor Ruddy Daville is set to change that perception with ‘The Street’ hip-hop church, at 1014 E. Grand Street in Elizabeth.
And this is nothing new for Pastor Ruddy…He has been at this now, as senior pastor of ‘The Street’, for over three years, as well as during his time serving as a youth pastor, and ‘The Street’ has seen differences already made through their outreaches, church events, street ministry, block parties, and even their own ‘hip-hop’ cd, featuring many members and leaders of the church itself.
But few a brief period now, ‘The Street’ has been ‘still, but not silent’, as they plan for their grand re-opening, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.
It will be a time for both doors and hearts to be opened once again to new ideas and true connections.
As Pastor Ruddy himself says…”It is a task that you have to be called to do, just like any other ministry. The hip-hop culture is not lost to the point of no salvation. They are just like me and you before we meet Christ. All they need is a loving God and people to support them in that walk.”
And that walk is clearly on streetz that are paved.
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