Our Pastor

Richard Yokel has been pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church since 2004. He graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA with a Masters of Divinity degree after seven years of private law practice in Ohio. Rick and his wife Julie were married in 1997 and have 5 children – Caleb, Kristin, David, Matthew, and Lydia.

Pastor Yokel is excited to be serving the Lord here in Hazel Park and is available by phone, email (tbchp@wowway.com), or in person to talk to you about your faith or Tabernacle Baptist Church.


Greetings from your friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church. I do not know if you have a church that you regularly attend, but you are always welcome at TBC. We love God and we value His Word. The Bible is our light in darkness. It tells us about God and how we can truly know God. Is there any higher aspiration in life than to have a growing relationship with God Almighty? I want to personally invite you to worship our Lord Jesus Christ with us at Tabernacle Baptist Church. No matter what your circumstances, you are always welcome here. If you have problems, God’s Word has solutions. If you have questions, God’s Word has answers. If you have doubts, God’s Word gives assurance. Let us meet your needs today through God’s Holy Bible. God loves you and so do we.

For God’s Glory,
Pastor Rick Yokel