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Mission

We are a movement of girls who embrace the truth that we are worth the life of the Savior, choose to be refined and redefined by the Holy Spirit, and passionately take our place as light bearers who reflect the love of the Father.  

Meet the Leader

Chrissy Toledo was born and raised in New York City, where as a pastor’s daughter she accepted the Lord at a very young age. She was blessed to grow up in an inner-city church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle with people from all walks of life. Chrissy grew up loving her world. As a pre-teen, however, something began to happen in her heart, unbeknownst to her family and friends, that would set her down a road of turning her back on everyone she loved. Chrissy shares about this season in her life in her personal memoir, entitled Girl In The Song. She gives an inside look at the secret struggles that led her to making wrong decisions, and the incredible miracle that took place as a result of desperate prayer. After a life-transforming encounter- Chrissy, a 23 year old single mom, married her best friend, Al Toledo. In short order, Al and Chrissy began to serve together in ministry, and in 2002 sensed God was leading them to the inner city of Chicago to pioneer the Chicago Tabernacle. Today the Chicago Tabernacle is a vibrant lighthouse in the city, and Al and Chrissy have naturally made their Tuesday Night Prayer Meeting the most important service of the week. In 2022, they planted their first multi-site in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Tabernacle.

Chrissy Toledo speaks internationally to audiences of all ages. She’s passionate about leading people to experience Jesus, as well as the victorious living that is found through His Spirit. Chrissy is a Musician, Writer, Pastor’s Wife, Mother of three married children and Grandmother of five. Her favorite thing to do is to go on fun adventures with her loving husband of 29 years.

Becoming Groups

Becoming Groups serve as a place for our church body to gather outside of our normal Sunday and Tuesday services to seek the Lord–deepening our walk–and to connect deeply with one another.

All of our groups gather to discuss the content of the previous Sunday’s sermon. Groups will commit over the course of three months to meeting in various locations through the city.

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Girl in the Song

Girl in the Song tells the gripping, true story of a young woman’s journey into sin and the journey out. Written by Chrissy Toledo, her experience points to the power of hope to lead us away from destructive relationships and into the life God destined for us.

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7-Day Devo

Filling ourselves with the Word of God gives us the courage we need as we take steps of faith. Follow this seven day devotional plan based on Girl in the Song, and join Chrissy as she helps you begin your new walk with God.

7-Day Devo Plan

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