Jim Cymbala

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Jim Cymbala
Born 1949 (age 68–69)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Rhode Island
United States Naval Academy
Occupation Head Pastor, author
Years active 1971-present
Organization Brooklyn Tabernacle
Spouse(s) Carol Cymbala

James 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.[1][2][3] He has been the pastor of the multi-racial megachurch The Brooklyn Tabernacle, since 1971.[1][4] 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.[5][6] The Cymbalas have three children and nine grandchildren.

Published works[edit]

  • Fresh Faith: What Happens When Real Faith Ignites God's People, Zondervan, 1999. ISBN 978-0310231899
  • The Life God Blesses: The Secret of Enjoying God's Favor, Zondervan, 2001. ISBN 978-0310242024
  • God's Grace from Ground Zero: Seeking God's Heart for the Future of Our World, Zondervan, 2001. ISBN 978-0310236627
  • The Church God Blesses, Zondervan, 2002. ISBN 978-0310242031
  • Fresh Power: What Happens When God Leads and You Follow, Zondervan, 2003. ISBN 978-0310251545
  • Breakthrough Prayer: The Power of Connecting with the Heart of God, Zondervan, 2003. ISBN 978-0310255185
  • Fresh Faith: What Happens When Real Faith Ignites God's People, Zondervan, 2003. ISBN 978-0310251552
  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God's Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People, Zondervan, 2003. ISBN 978-0310251538
  • The Promise of God’s Power, Running Press Miniature Editions, 2003. ISBN 978-0762416820
  • The Promise of Answered Prayer, Inspirio, 2003. ISBN 978-0310989059
  • Living Abundantly Through God's Blessing, Inspirio, 2004. ISBN 978-0310989035
  • When God's People Pray Participant's Guide: Six Sessions on the Transforming Power of Prayer, Zondervan, 2007. ISBN 978-0310267348
  • You Were Made for More: The Life You Have, the Life God Wants You to Have, Zondervan, 2008. ISBN 978-0310241270
  • Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit, Zondervan, 2012. ISBN 978-0310241256

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brooklyn Choir Wins Praise by Singing the Lord's Praises - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 2000-02-28. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "2002 Dove Nominees Announced!". FreshReleases.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  3. ^ "2002 Dove Awards". Metrolyrics.com. 2002-04-25. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  4. ^ Gallup, George; and Jones, Timothy K. The next American spirituality: finding God in the twenty-first century, David C Cook, page 13, 2000. ISBN 978-0-7814-3316-7
  5. ^ "Pastor Jim Cymbala". Brooklyntabernacle.org. Archived from the original on 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Tabernacle - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 

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