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Brooklyn Tabernacle

17 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Ranked #8 of 114 attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: World-renowned choir of 240 voices has sold three million albums and won several Grammy and Dove Awards.
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Bay Shore, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place of worship is very diverse and the choir is top notch! I always get the feeling of God's spirit all around this place and the pastor is great!!

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have visited nearly every time we get into the city. The choir is tremendous, a lot of original arrangements and some great soloists to compliment the choir and the congregation singing. Pastor Cymbala has tremendous heart and sensitive spirit. I have joked that I have hugged more in this church than in some wedding receiving lines- the people are... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everyone was sooooo nice there. The choir sounded amazing. Definitely a lot of talent there. The sermon was really good too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are looking for good gospel music go to a real church in Harlem. There is no band just a playback and a choir and singers yelling with very high-pitched sound. A man asking for money on behalf of God is embarrassing. Only religious enthusiasts would enjoy spending so much time on a so bad situation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Cannot be described. Go in with an open heart & open mind. You will feel something in this House. Pastor B married my wife & I...so glad to be a part of this family.

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Ipatinga, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I'm from Brazil and visited BT Church today for the 12 pm service, and it was wonderful. The choir itself was amazing, Pastor Cymbala's message was great, really spoke to me, God's presence was overflowing the place, we all worshiped and praised in Spirit and in Truth the One who is worthy, the Great I Am, Jesus. I felt extremely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

So refreshing to go to church and enjoy being with people of all cultures and races and praise God together like it should be. No divisions or separations. All one body in Christ! Don't miss out of this experience and attend their services. The message spoke to my heart and life as well. I was told the Tuesday prayer meeting... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Holidaying in Brooklyn we were invited to attend Sunday service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle by our hosts. We arrived early and were ushered to our seats. I enjoyed the renditions by the choir; I can understand why they are world famous! The ambiance of the hall was heavenly and church goers were praising their lord and Saviour.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Tabernacle is among the best experiences that you can have, if you are looking for the combination of gospel music, preaching and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The ceremony I attended were just amazing. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Even though I had to wait in line to get into church... Can you believe it, waiting in line to GO TO CHURCH. How wonderful is that!!! The service was outstanding. The music inspiring, the vibe very nice. Since I was out of town this was a very rewarding experience.

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