As the sound of merengue-flavored music booms from the speakers of a car idling at a stop light, the pastor looks through the open window of his office.
From here, he can see the homeless and the drug addicts panhandling and young children walking alone along a street three blocks from THAT house. One in five families, according to the Census, are broken in this community, with children being raised by either single mothers or grandparents.
Like everything in the neighborhood, the church -- with its weathered red brick -- has seen easier days.
Across the street, a sign on the shuttered Carnegie South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library advertises its new location. It closed months ago.
The hardship of Clark Fulton is never far from the pastor's door. Over the years, he's arrived at the church to find dealers in the parking lot, a body lying alongside of the building and, once, a potential child predator plying children with candy to take a ride in a car.
"Give me a half square mile, and I've got my hands full," he says.
"It's bad to say, but there isn't much that shakes me anymore."
But the imprisonment of Berry, her young daughter, Knight and DeJesus is different. "This has shaken me," he says.
For the pastor, part of it is the depravity of the allegations: women chained, raped, impregnated and beaten to the point of spontaneous abortions over a period of years.
The other part, though, hits closer to home.
For a while, there were reports that one of his flock might be involved. Was it possible he, too, missed a sign? No, not this man. It can't be, the pastor and so many others would say.
Abraham has ministered to Pedro Castro, the brother of the accused, who himself was arrested before it was announced he was not involved.
Later, with the Castro brother cleared of charges, Abraham's prayers turned to the neighborhood.
Gathered around a gray fold-out table, Abraham, Dunn and Wodgik joined a half-dozen others in a weekly prayer meeting.
On this day, the prayer turned to the three women and their families. May they find peace and togetherness.
It turned to the family of the accused. May they not be exorcised by a hurting community for the alleged actions of one.
It turned to the people of Clark Fulton. May they find a way to care for their children and for one another so that the things that police say happened in THAT house never happens again.
What will it take so that such horror is never hidden in plain sight again here?
They all know that soon the police, the FBI agents and the reporters will be gone. Who knows when the mayor will be back, says Dunn and others.