The question of when we will be gathering together again has been the subject of much prayer and discussion by our church’s leadership. We are asking God for wisdom as we attempt to follow the guidelines of New York State and New York City regarding the timing for reopening our church campus. At the same time, we are making plans and putting protocols in place to ensure your safety and well-being when we are able to meet again. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to join us for Tuesday Prayer Onlinebeginning at 7pm; Sunday Worship Online, beginning at 9am; and weekday Devotions Onlinebeginning at 10am. We also invite you to check the Churchwide Announcements on our home page to learn about additional online events for each member of your family.

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Dominican Republic
Cristina Peña returned to her native home in Santo Domingo and started a church, in the living room of her old home, which has now grown to more than 300 adults and children.

Cristina Peña owned a successful hair salon business in NYC; but after she got saved, she felt the call of the Lord to go back to her native home in the Dominican Republic.  In 1997, she and her family were sent by The Brooklyn Tabernacle to return to Cristina's old home in Santo Domingo, the capital city.  She began holding meetings in her home, and a small house church was formed. As the church kept growing, Cristina gave up her home to be rebuilt into a much larger two-story church building.  Cristina is now the Pastora of El Tabernáculo de Salvación y Alabanza (The Tabernacle of Salvation and Praise), which has grown to more than 300 adults and children.  Cristina’s daughter, Milly, who grew up as a youth in The Brooklyn Tabernacle, serves as Associate Pastor and has many responsibilities, such as teaching the Adult Sunday School and overseeing Christian Education for the Children.

In 2006, Pastora Cristina visited an impoverished rural area outside of Santo Domingo, called 36th Kilometer, where her family had land.  She was struck by the spiritual and physical needs of the people in this area. The church began making weekly trips to minister to the people of 36th Kilo. A number of people received Christ over the years and a small church annex was begun.  They now meet at a new church building that The Brooklyn Tabernacle helped to build.  The church also began a breakfast program at the church, where a breakfast is given twice a week, along with the Word of God, for the children and parents.

El Tabernáculo also reaches out to their community through medical clinics, youth and children outreaches, food and clothing distributions, and a variety of other ministries to build up the people of God, both spiritually and physically.

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