Assemblies of God (AOG) Speakers at TBT

Charles Crabtree – former Assistant Superintendent, AOG, former President of Zion Bible College (where Cymbala’s children attended at one time or another), now known as Northpoint Bible College.

Ben Crandall – former pastor of Calvary Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY (now International Christian Center in Staten Island, NY), former President of Zion Bible Institute (now Northwest Bible College), former pastor of Zion Gospel Temple, former associate pastor at Times Square Church. Ben Crandall officiated the wedding of Jim and Carol Cymbala in January 1969.

Nicky Cruz – AOG preacher, evangelist, central figure of David Wilkerson’s book, The Cross and The Switchblade. Cruz traveled alongside of Cymbala’s father-in-law, Clair Hutchins, in order to promote the motion picture Cross and The Switchblade. The distribution rights of that movie were purchased by Hutchins’ own organization, World Film Crusade, also known as World Thrust Films.

New Castle News, March 18, 1978

Al Toledo, Cymbala’s son-in-law, was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 2002, abruptly leaving New York City with his wife, Chrissy (Cymbala) Toledo and kids, to pastor what became the newly birthed Chicago Tabernacle, reportedly funded, at least in part, by The Brooklyn Tabernacle. Toledo was an Influence Speaker at the 2019 AOG General Council meeting, travels for various other speaking engagements around the country, and regularly speaks from the TBT pulpit.

Bradley Trask – Lead Pastor at Brighton AOG in Michigan, Executive Director of Convoy of Hope. A letter on behalf of Convoy of Hope and Hope Day Network, written by Steven Milazzo of Bethlehem AOG, another guest speaker at TBT, showed up in the midst of the recent lawsuit the church is facing, The Brooklyn Tabernacle v. Thor 180 Livingston LLC et al, garnering sympathy from the Court due to lack of available space to host a food drive during the pandemic.

Thomas Trask – General Superintendent of the AOG, 1993-2007. Before that, he was senior pastor at First Assembly of God in Saginaw, MI and Brightmoor Tabernacle in Southfield, MI. His participation on several boards includes the Assemblies of God Financial Services Group (where TBT received the aforementioned 3 mortgage loans totaling $15,000,000 before moving in 2002 to their current campus at 17 Smith Street), Evangel University, Central Bible College, Zion Bible Institute (now Northpoint Bible College), National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), and at one time, Chairman of World Assemblies of God Fellowship.

David Wilkerson and Teen Challenge – info can be found HERE.

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