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A diverse and inclusive nondenominational church in Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Tabernacle offers weekly prayer services and is home to a Grammy Award–winning gospel choir. Music fans enjoy listening to the choir, and visitors find a welcoming environment and open-door policy at the church.
17 Smith St, Brooklyn, New York, 11201
With a congregation of around 10,000, Brooklyn Tabernacle offers three Sunday services and a Tuesday night prayer meeting. The church's 270-voice Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, winner of five Dove Awards and six Grammys, performs at many of the church’s services and around the world.
Things to Know Before You Go
If you're attending a service at Brooklyn Tabernacle, plan to arrive early, as the main sanctuary tends to fill quickly.
Check the calendar to confirm when the award-winning choir is performing.
The tabernacle theater company regularly presents live theatrical productions.
Services run for about 1.5 hours.
How to Get There
The subway is the easiest way to reach Brooklyn Tabernacle. Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Borough Hall/Court Street or the A, C, F, or R train to Jay Street–MetroTech/Fulton Street. Alternatively, the G train runs to Hoyt Street/Schermerhorn Street, but service on weekends tends to be slow. There are also several parking garages in the area.
When to Get There
Attend Sunday service at 9am, 12pm, or 3pm weekly in the main sanctuary. On Tuesday evenings, prayer services begin at 7pm, though doors open at 5pm. Services are held all year, and the church is busiest around the holidays, including Christmas and Easter, and just before prayer services begin.
Just for Kids
Brooklyn Tabernacle has a ministry just for kids. On Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings, young people are welcome to visit the BT Kids! Club. The club is run by volunteers, and guides kids in worship, lessons, and games that help them learn more about their faith. Just make sure to be on time—kids are not admitted after check-in.
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