Pastor Stephen “Cue” JnMarie / Church Without Walls
Cue is the Pastor of The Row LA – “The Church Without Walls” in Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row community. Pastor Cue is also a faith-rooted organizer with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), and is co-lead organizer of the Black Jewish Justice Alliance (BJJA) as well as Co-convener of the “We Will Live” Coalition, a Black and Brown Clergy and Community group.
A former Virgin Records Artist with the rap Group College Boyz (the Group which brought you Victim of the Ghetto), Cue heard a call from God in 1994 while watching the movie Malcolm X.
Cue’s work revolves around addressing injustice in public policy in Los Angeles. For the past Eighteen plus years, Cue has advocated for the rights of homeless people, especially through his ministry. Cue also works to defend the rights of workers, immigrants, Muslims, and many others who are marginalized and vulnerable in our society. Among his main areas of interest is increasing police accountability and dismantling mass incarceration and the police state in Los Angeles.
Cue is a visionary and co-church planter, helping to establish the NewSong LA Covenant Church, of which he is former executive pastor. Thirteen years ago Cue also established “The Row LA-The Church Without Walls”- Skid Row. He is a graduate of the Passing the Mantle Program at the University of Southern California.
Cue has also completed a two-year program at USC’S Institute for Violence Prevention. That led to his involvement in the planning committee organizing prisoner re-entry hearings for AB-109 in Los Angeles with the Re-entry Council Network in 1999.
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