About Chrissy

Hi! I am Chrissy and I am so happy to meet you! I wish I could give you a hug and share a cup of coffee with you. That is how I feel, I feel like we are friends. You see, my debut book Girl in the Song was written with YOU in mind. I labored in love over every word in hopes that it would touch your heart and connect us. And now that you are here I want to let you know that I am so excited about helping you in your walk with God and beginning your journey.

My own story begins with a loving family devoted to a prayer-centered church. Yet at a young age I began to be attracted to the things of this world and slowly fell away from my family and my faith. The journey that followed for me was one of pain, heartbreak, and failure. And yet God continued to call me home. Through the miraculous power of prayer I responded to the Lord and I came home.

What you may not know, is that it wasn’t all smooth sailing after I returned home. There were many thorns that resided in my heart because of my choices, and God had to do a continued healing work in me. But through it all I have seen the blessing, peace and joy of the Lord reign in my heart. My hope for you is that you experience the same healing power of the Lord!

I married the love of my life, the friend that was always there, Al Toledo and together we lead the Chicago Tabernacle - a vibrant, multi-ethnic church on Chicago’s north side. We have three beautiful children - Susie (who is married to Josh), Annie, and Tommy - as well as our grandsons, Wesley and James! I have had the privilege of serving in ministry for over 20 years, and using that platform to help other women on their journey home. I am passionate about leading girls of all ages into freedom through the power of Christ. I have chosen beauty for ashes, and hope that you will too.

Need Prayer?

I’m living proof that God answers prayer. Our sweet church, Chicago Tabernacle, would be honored to pray for you. We’ll pray at the weekly Tuesday night Prayer Meeting as well as give it to our Intercession Ministry that prays every Friday night. Please send us your requests and testimonies of answered prayers at girlinthesong@chicagotabernacle.org

Let's Stay Connected! 

I would love to stay connected with you! One way that I can do that is by sending occasional love notes to your inbox to tell you how much I love you, and how much God loves you! I would also love to keep you informed on what’s going on in my ministry. If you are interested in hearing from me, then please enter your email address below!

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