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Inside The Hip Hop Church Of Denver

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Kenneth Hamblin III
A church service is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on the first Friday of October at Church in the City-Beth Abraham, at the corner of Gaylord Street and 16th Avenue, and about forty worshipers have gathered in the main sanctuary. But this will not be a traditional church service. There are no dresses, ties, starched shirts or shined shoes to be found among the congregation; most people are wearing T-shirts or hoodies. Nor will there be any hymns or church organs heard throughout the evening. Instead, everyone's here to get down to some hip-hop. All photos by Ken Hamblin III.