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, 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.

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