The Brooklyn Tabernacle
The Brooklyn Tabernacle: Ministry in a Melting Pot
From humble beginnings with a handful of members meeting in a small, rundown area of inner-city New York, The Brooklyn Tabernacle has grown to a multicultural, non-denominational church with approximately 10,000 people attending weekly services. Visitors come from across the U.S. and around the world to hear Pastor Jim Cymbala and the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, which is directed by Jim’s wife, Carol.
Its downtown Brooklyn location gives the church a unique opportunity to minister to the cross-cultural melting pot of New York City. The church has members from all walks of life, and diverse ethnic and national origins.
In addition to preaching the gospel in the inner city, Jim and Carol Cymbala have had the privilege of seeing new churches grow out of the congregation in response to needs in other parts of New York City and across the country, as well as internationally.
The Brooklyn Tabernacle views its strong emphasis on prayer as central to its growth and outreach, with a popular Tuesday Night Prayer Meeting and the Prayer Band, which intercedes for needs from around the world.
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Photos courtesy of The Brooklyn Tabernacle.