Illuminate is a movement of girls who:
- Embrace the truth that we are worth the life of a Savior
- Choose to be refined and redefined by the Holy Spirit
- Passionately take our place as light bearers who reflect the love of the Father
Illuminate Community Groups are gatherings for girls ages 10-110 years old. We meet throughout Chicago every Saturday to connect with each other, build Godly relationships and reflect on the Word of God together. Sign up for a group near you and we will see you there!
Irving Park | 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month from 1pm – 3pm
Portage Park | 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Chrissy, the daughter of Jim and Carol Cymbala, founding pastors of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, always had a love for music, like her mother. Although she loved the Lord since she was a child, Chrissy strayed from the Lord during her teenage years. Her testimony has encouraged many as it is found in her book, Girl in the Song, as well as her father’s book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. God called Chrissy into full-time ministry at the age of twenty, directing music at a Bible college in New England.
In 2002, Al, Chrissy, and their three children – Susie, Annie, and Tommy, moved to Chicago when they felt God leading them to pioneer a church on the North Side of the city, leading to the birth of the Chicago Tabernacle. Pastor Al and Chrissy have a heart to serve others into greatness and to see them become all that God has called them to be.