Oversight Pastor


Pastor Jim and Carol Cymbala
cymbalaPastor Jim and Carol Cymbala came to The Brooklyn Tabernacle more than thirty years ago. They started in a run-down building with a handful of people as a congregation. Although neither was formally trained for the ministry or in music, God graciously began to bless their efforts. Currently The Brooklyn Tabernacle is in its fourth location which is a former huge theatre with adjoining office buildings, all built in 1917.  More than ten thousand people enter the building on a weekly basis as the church presents the gospel of Jesus Christ to people of every race and nationality.

In addition to fulfilling his pastoral duties here at The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Pastor Cymbala now travels as a speaker both nationally and internationally.  He is the author of several best-selling books including Fresh Wind Fresh Fire, which was voted Christian Book of the Year. His latest offering, You Were Made for More, was released in September 2008.

Carol Cymbala directs the six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and has composed more than one hundred gospel songs and praise choruses. More than two million choral books, octavos, etc., have been sold of her music, which has had a great impact on the ministry of countless church choirs across the nation and around the world.  She has also authored the book He’s Been Faithful, which has inspired tens of thousands of people to trust God in a deeper way.