Cross Wilderness Ministry, the church for serving the homeless, began its first service in McPherson Square in November, 2006. Pastor Na, the senior pastor of Cross Wilderness Ministry, first gave out sermons on a bi-weekly basis in McPherson Square. Pastor Na found his calling in the ministry for the homeless after serving as a pastor in a Korean church. He had two spiritual motivations for starting out the ministry. First, he found hope in Christ and knew that it will also change the lives of the homeless. Second, witnessing the gruel living standards of the homeless in D.C. area, Pastor Na and volunteers committed to worshipping the Lord with them and praying for their lives to change. Supported by local churches in D.C. Metropolitan area, Cross Wilderness Ministry approached the homeless with love and provided them with food. In spite of lack of physical building, Pastor Na and the staffs in the ministry ceased to stop being friends with the homeless.