The Day of Leadership with Al Toledo 

has been cancelled for this year.

Refunds will be issued.

Pastor Al Toledo, Lead Pastor of Chicago Tabernacle, with his wife Chrissy, pioneered the
multi-ethnic, vibrant church in 2002. Al, who spent his early years in New York City
preparing for a promising career as a professional baseball player, gave his life to Jesus
while on a baseball field at the age of 17. His Major League journey ended shortly after
being drafted by the Chicago White Sox, as God started to direct Pastor Al along a path
towards the ministry. He left baseball and began attending a church a short distance from
the apartment he grew up in, The Brooklyn Tabernacle. It was there where he would meet
Chrissy, the daughter of Lead Pastor Jim Cymbala and his wife Carol. Al served in various
ministries and shortly thereafter responded to the call to full-time Christian service. This led
Al to Omaha, Nebraska, where he pastored a thriving Assemblies of God church. He later
returned with Chrissy to The Brooklyn Tabernacle to support the growing work before,
finally, moving to Chicago.
Pastor Al lives with fervent desire to see people become all God has called them to be. An
expression of this desire is the DNA of a Leader , a leadership training launched in 2012 to
staff and lay leaders at Chicago Tabernacle, emanating from his over 25 years of ministry
experience. Since then, DNA has been taught globally, in multiple seminaries, and in
various cities. (To find out more about DNA , please visit:
Al and Chrissy Toledo have three children – Susie, Annie and Tommy – and three
grandchildren – Wesley, James and Roman.