New York cab doubles up as mobile church

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Joseph Djan in front of his mobile church

NEW York cabbie Joseph Djan doesn’t just take fares – he also takes confessions.

The yellow cab driver, 52, is also an evangelical pastor from Brooklyn.

“You could say that my cab is a church on wheels,” said Djan. “When some people come in my cab, they are in dire straits. They feel guilty about something that has gone wrong in their lives,’’ Djan said. “And they just want to start talking.’’

Djan said riders start confessing and seeking advice after hearing the Christian hip-hop he plays on the radio and learning he’s a minister.

He said a closeted gay man once opened up to him after hailing him at 29th Street and 11th Avenue in Chelsea.

“He heard my Christian hip-hop and while talking about it, it slipped out that I was a pastor,” Djan said. “His mood changed instantly. He told me he wanted to tell me something that had never told anyone before.”

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