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Hip Hop From The Pulpit


Hip Hop Sermons, community development programs and a diverse congregation are all pieces of Senior Pastor Efrem Smith's world. Early one morning I made my way to North Minneapolis to create a series of portraits for Outreach Magazine. Pastor Efrem Smith is one of the founders of The Sanctuary Covenant Church which began in 2003. His mission from the start, has been to unite people of all ethnicities and backgrounds into one common church. His congregation is currently over 1100 people. If you are interested in a sermon featuring "The 4 Elements of Hip Hop" (break-dancing, the deejay, the emcee, and graffiti art), check out his Wednesday night service.