A church converts an old photography studio to reach out to a neighborhood. It's called the Edge, and remixes gospel with hip hop culture. It's near the corner of Division and Burton in Grand Rapids.
"What did it look like to have a church that is designed and created for the culture, just as a missionary would if they were going to Cameroon, Africa," said Edge Pastor Troy Evans.
They open their doors to the neighborhood. That includes the drug dealers and the prostitutes.
"As christians we got to know that this culture exists. We've got to acknowledge that . We've got to do something about it, to not do something about it i feel is sin," said Rob Hughes, executive director of the Edge.
The church is using one thing to bring people of all ages and races together.
"What people don't want love. That's a primary focus is providing that love, love and God and love of our neighbor has ourselves," said Pastor Evans.
Services are saturday nights at 6 p.m., so they can do community outreach on sundays. They also have several programs to get young people involved in the church. The Edge is located at 2252 South Division.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times