Pastor James E. Axel

Pastor James E. Axel was born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised in Hubbard, Ohio. At the age of eighteen he joined the United States Army and served his country for twenty years. Pastor James was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit while stationed in Bayonne, New Jersey. In 1976 at Evangelical Gospel Tabernacle where Bishop Dr. Thomas P. Robinson is the Pastor, Pastor Axel served faithfully and diligently in various capacities of his church. He was licensed into the Gospel ministry in 1978 and was ordained in 1983. 


While still in the Army in 1979, Pastor Axel pastored a Military Outreach Service in Baumholder, Germany for the Church of God. From 1980-1982 Pastor Axel worked and served faithfully with Rev. Horace Fields of St. Marks Baptist Church in Highland Falls, New York as an Assistant Pastor stationed at West Point Military Academy. While stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany from 1982-1985 Pastor Axel founded and pastored the Bremerhaven Community Church, a nondenominational church with people of all races and nationalities. In 1986, upon returning to the United States for his next tour of duty at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland, Pastor Axel became the Founder and Pastor of Tabernacle of Faith Church. Pastor Axel's educational background consist of the following: General Bible and Advance bible Certificates from the American Bible Institute; AA of Science Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College and a BA Degree in Biblical Studies from Lincoln Christian College.


Pastor Axel created ministries to meet the needs of the people for Christian development. He has trained many ministries and has licensed four ministers. Pastor Axel is an active member of the Association of Independent Ministries based in Houston, Texas.


Pastor Axel is happily married to Co-Pastor Claudia Axel and are the proud parents of three children, James II, Chante and Jeff. They are the proud grandparents of one grandson, Tejaun and a granddaughter Skylar.