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Meet Local Hero Nominee: Stephen Cue Jn-Marie

Stephen Cue Jn-Marie founded The Row LA – also called “The Church Without Walls” 13 years ago. The former Virgin Records rapper turned evangelist, activist and organizer, left the music business in 1994 to follow a religious calling.
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Local Heroes 2019 Nominee Stephen Cue Jn-Marie

Title: Pastor 

Organization/Business: The Row LA – “The Church Without Walls”

Website: https://www.therowchurch.com/

“I’m not a very religious person, but I do like to think of myself as a spiritual person. I had a spiritual response to learning about the mission and work of Pastor Cue and his ‘Church Without Walls’ which serves the homeless of Downtown LA’s Skid Row. Pastor Cue is not only tending to LA’s growing homeless communities, he’s fighting for the rights of homeless people, immigrants, Muslims and other disenfranchised individuals. He is truly walking the walk of his faith as a symbol of hope. He reminds us that one person can really make a difference in the individual lives of people and create a more just world for all.” Ruben Aronin, Nominator

About the nominee:

Stephen Cue Jn-Marie founded The Row LA – also called “The Church Without Walls” 13 years ago. The former Virgin Records rapper turned evangelist, activist and organizer, left the music business in 1994 to follow a religious calling. The Row congregation gathers every Friday night on the corner of 5th St and Wall in Downtown LA’s Skid Row, feeding people both spiritually and physically. Pastor Cue is also affiliated with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), The Black Jewish Alliance (BBJA) and the "We Will Live" coalition. Cue's work includes helping to address unjust public policy issues in Los Angeles, as well as advocating for the rights of homeless people, immigrants, Muslims and countless other groups.

More on Stephen Cue Jn-Marie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v52g7dd6Y80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jiCI1U4Mak

https://vimeo.com/165222754

https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/ccar/en/ccar-convention-2018/participants/1947/bf21a9e8fbc5a3846fb05b4fa0859e0917b2202f/Pastor++Cue+Jn-Marie

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-church-20160813-snap-story.html

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