The Celestial Church of Christ at 150-09 Liberty Ave in Jamaica Avenue, where a mother of two was robbed and brutally beaten and gang raped this past Wednesday (7.12.17) is located in a most shitty area of Jamaica (many areas in Jamaica are shitty), that even though it is many blocks west of York College, it nothing but crappy auto body shop, junk yards, auto parts crap and other businesses like that with a spattering of a chicken shack, liquor store, a pizza place and shitty Days Inn & Suite at the corner of Liberty and Tuckerton St, which that area is a mess of auto body shops, etc right next to it this hotel. The whole area has a MAD MAX feel to it. To give you an idea of the area, which I biked to the other day (with all the pollutants from all those auto places, I should get a blood test), here is a review of that crappy hotel in a very desolate area, where the reviewer talked about the area:

a month ago
This hotel is in the sketchiest area imaginable for a hotel. Right next to a car parting business in a shady area of Queens. There isn’t an area that feels safe to walk to it at night so call an Uber to get you to the hotel from the train station. Shuttle runs on the hour, every hour to JFK and is free and timely. Breakfast is standard Days Inn fare of waxy old apples, waffle machines, and close to expired yogurt. Staying here was an adventure, but unless you are really pressed for time or money, stay elsewhere with an easy connection to LIRR and the Sky Train to JFK


Only 20 people showed up to services on Sunday from the normal 200. Some congregants said they would feel more at ease if police increased patrols and if the streets surrounding the church had better lighting.


MOVE YOUR CHURCH, that would be a much better answer, I mean it is located not only in a most shitty disgusting area, but I can only imagine at night, when these auto places are closed, the area is completely desolate. I found this area totally disgusting in the daytime, I can only imagine at night, when hood rats crawl out of the ghetto woodwork and with this area, the really bad hood rats, like the young punks who did this to that poor woman.
Why do these store front churches and there are many of them in the Jamaica community, choose to locate themselves in some of the shittiest areas of an already shitty community and isolated to boot.


JUST move for the safety of your congregation. Here are some photos of the area. I mean would you venture into this hell hole:

From The Daily News:

Pastor says members are skipping Mass after woman was attacked outside of Queens church: ‘People are afraid’

A small group of parishioners gathered outside their Queens house of worship Sunday to pray for a member who was sexually assaulted after she left a church service last week.About 20 members of the Celestial Church of Christ joined hands as their pastor tried to allay the fears of his flock and led them in a blessing for the victim — and her assailants.

“Usually we have more than 200 members join us for Sunday Mass,” the pastor, Kehinde Oyetunde, told the Daily News. “People are afraid.”

The 50-year-old victim, a born-again Christian, was just a half-block from the Jamaica church around 11 p.m. on Tuesday when four assailants set upon her, placing a fake gun to her head, according to police.

Queens group home staffer led cops to 4 sex-assault suspects

After robbing her, the young men forced her to perform sex acts behind a parked garbage truck, police said.

Three of the four suspects in the Liberty Ave. attack have been arrested. Cops are looking for the fourth.

Church members pray outside the Celestial church of Christ on Sunday.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

“We are very happy because of the arrests,” Oyetunde said. “We will pray for those kids. We will have justice.”

The victim, who recounted the brutal attack to The News last week, did not attend the Sunday service.

One suspect in churchgoer’s sex assault calls it ‘messed up’

“She’s scared. She’s not doing well,” Oyetunde said. “She needs help. She needs prayers.”

Dr. Matthew Ademola, a visiting pastor, gave a sermon during the outside prayer service, encouraging the few members who attended to remain strong and to trust in God.

“Don’t worry about those who violated that woman,” he said. “They have been arrested. God will offer their punishment. Hold on to the cross. We are going to stick together. This is a moment of trial.”

Evangelist Kehinde Oyetunde, pastor said Sunday Mass is usually more crowded, but members of the church are afraid to come out.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

Other congregants said they would feel more at ease if police increased patrols and if the streets surrounding the church had better lighting.

“Regardless of what the devil has in mind, we will not stop coming,” said church member Corina Quow, 46, who has a 1-year-old. “I’m very skeptical now because I walk here with my son in the night. I’ve very scared.”

Suspects Brandon Walker, 20; Julisses Ginel, 19; and Justin Williams, 17, were busted Thursday after a staffer at the Queens group home where they lived overheard them talking about the attack.

The victim told The News that the suspects punched her and threatened to kill her.

“They said, ‘if you don’t do that, I’ll shoot you,’” she said. “So I did what I had to do.”

A 50-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed as she left the Queens church last week.

(Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News)

Williams, in a jailhouse interview on Saturday, said he’s mentally prepared to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

“I’m not getting out,” he said.

Church officials said they plan to start a GoFundMe page to raise money for the victim.

“We thank God that she wasn’t killed,” said Bosede Oyetunde, the church’s Mother Celestial. “At this time we are begging the public to come to our assistance. We need assistance for the lady involved and for the church.”




  1. This is a sad story no matter what faith you believe in or if you don’t believe in a supreme being or holy land. Despite it’s location, it served as a sanctuary for people. And now it’s desolate even though they caught 3 of those pricks. And the demented city planners in city hall want to devote that area for “artists”?

    But one got away and may be plotting with a bunch of new scumbags for mayhem another day, which is probably why the parishioners stayed away.


    • Is that the area they are talking about for artists? I had heard something but did not know where. That area is a total mess and it does not have to considering its close proximity to York College, but that is how this area is. Have something decent and it is surrounded by crap. That is how all of Jamaica is. I mean if you are going to have an industrial area, then make that area industrial, don’t put industrial all over the place near residential areas, keep it contained.

      And I think this whole story is one of the worst to come out of Jamaica and there are some BAD stories in the land of nonsense, bullshit and evil, but I don’t know what these churches think when they put something like this in such crappy desolate areas, especially when it comes to night time. But then Jamaica was never thought out too well, there was not much proper planning, it was just throw shit wherever and that is due to poor leadership in the community and elected officials who don’t give a shit.


  2. I’ve seen plenty of these churches riding on Fulton st through Brooklyn during the “bad old days” in the 90’s. I think this particular parish is on Liberty ave because that is all they can afford, which shows that maybe this ministry are not greedy and true devoted believers in their faith or they would be in some megachurch or a division of Floyd Flakes fake ministries.


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