WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2017, Poor Culture is a—come as your are—experimental faith community living a God First Lifestyle, located in The Bronx, NY.
Gods plan for your life goes beyond Sunday. God First is a lifestyle. God desires that you take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing that God can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Don’t become so well-adjusted to this “me, me, me” culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God first. You’ll be transformed from the inside out. The best you, living your best life. So, go ahead, put God first.
Our mission is to ignite abundant living into the lives of our community, and to build God’s world where ALL are accepted, welcomed, and loved.
Karmen Michael Smith
Karmen Michael Smith is a writer, futurist, cultural curator, ethical consultant, and filmmaker. He is the CEO and Lead Minister of Poor Culture, an experimental faith community living a God First Lifestyle, located in The Bronx, NY. Karmen writes and speaks on issues of identity, race, culture, community, and change. As proud alum of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Karmen is and advocate and promoter for social justice.