The Times Square Church in Manhattan was inspired by a midnight walk that Pastor David Wilkerson took down the infamous 42nd Street during New York’s seedy years in the mid-80s. The Pastor noticed that the area was congested with prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts, and hustlers as well as peep shows. He decided that in order to combat this desperate lifestyle, he would open a church in New York’s most popular neighborhood. The church was established in 1987 and is currently housed in the Mark Hellinger Theater at Broadway and 51st Street.
Since its establishment, the Times Square Church has committed itself to providing services to the destitute, the poor, the addicted, and the hungry. Many members of the church are dedicated to outreach efforts toward those at a disadvantage in New York City as well as those around the world affected by HIV/AIDS, addictions, and poverty.
The church offers services and other programs every day of the week except Monday. Learn more by visiting www.tscnyc.org.
About the writer: Steve Trowern is an active supporter of the Times Square Church and its efforts to alleviate suffering following the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan.