“The fact that we were created to enjoy
God and to worship him forever
is etched upon our souls.”
– Jim Cymbala
About Author: James “Jim” R. Cymbala (born 1949) is an American author and pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. He is also a former college basketball player, serving on the teams for the United States Naval Academy and the University of Rhode Island.
Cymbala’s best-selling books include Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; Fresh Faith; and Fresh Power. In 2002, Cymbala was nominated for a Dove Award for Musical of the Year, for his work on Light Of The World, along with his wife, Carol Cymbala and their 270-voice Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. He has been the pastor of the multi-racial megachurch The Brooklyn Tabernacle, since 1971. When he began serving The Brooklyn Tabernacle, the church membership numbered fewer than 30 persons. As of 2012, the church numbers over 16,000 members. Mr. & Mrs. Cymbala have three children together, Chrissy, James, and Susan Cymbala.
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