A strip club called The Manor in Guelph, Ontario is giving new meaning to the concept of sin and redemption. Following the club's typical Saturday nights full of tits and booze, early afternoons on Sundays host a church service. It's 1 PM, and on the stage where multiple women got completely naked the night before under the blue-and-red lights is a four-piece band playing such hymn-hits as "Worthy is the Lamb" and "We Believe" as a crowd of worshippers the Jesus kind, not the ass kind sing along to a TV screen relaying God-fearing lyrics, karaoke-style. Jack Ninaber, a non-denominational Christian pastor, was first given the idea to run a church service in a strip club by his wife, when they were driving past The Manor in They'd been hosting a church service once a week at their home nearby, but their crowd had grown to about 35 people—leading them on a search for a new venue.
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Enter keyword s to search for the articles,events,business listing and community content. You can use letters:a-z,A-Z and numbers Story continues below. The former city councillor is acting as a consultant for club owner Roger Cohen, who is looking to retire. Despite the cinder-block and neon sign exterior, Salisbury said Cohen has spent thousands of dollars maintaining and restoring the historic home, built in for former Guelph mayor and brewer George Sleeman and his large family. Salisbury became involved with Cohen after the club owner refused a request from the city to knock down a wall inside the club and improve visibility.
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That evening, seven dancers, including a year-old woman were busted and charged with the act of communicating for the purpose of prostitution at the Guelph strip club. One woman chose to dispute her charge. Her trial took place June 10 and the judge reserved his decision until Thursday.
Jack Ninaber, a nondenominational Christian pastor, was first given the idea to run a church service in a strip club by his wife when they were driving past the Manor in Sue's Inn, the housing facility, is Manor owner Roger Cohen's personal project to help the poor. As someone who grew up in poverty, he wanted to help people who were recovering from addiction, fresh out of jail, or simply unable to pass credit checks or put down a security deposit on a place to live. In all, there are 35 inhabited rooms directly attached to the Manor. I figured there was going to be backlash from the community.