Jim Cymbala is the senior pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle and has been since 1971. When he first began pastoring this struggling church, its congregation numbered about thirty people. Almost no money was available for salaries, so Jim and his wife, Carol, took on second jobs to make ends meet.
Now, nearly forty years later, the church numbers almost 10,000 people and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, directed by Carol, has won six Grammy Awards and recorded twenty-four albums. The full story of God’s amazing work at the Brooklyn Tabernacle can be found in Jim’s bestseller, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire.
In addition to Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim is the author of Fresh Power, Fresh Faith, Breakthrough Prayer, The Church God Blesses, The Promise of God’s Power, The Life God Blesses, and God’s Grace from Ground Zero.
Jim lives in New York City with his wife and three children, Chrissy, Susan, and James.