Our Chief Apostle/Prophet
Sr. Bishop & Apostle S. D. James
Bishop Samuel Demetrius James, II was called into the Gospel Ministry of Jesus Christ at an early age. He delivered his first message at the Emerson Street Church of God in Christ, Montgomery, Alabama in revival with Elder Abraham Isaac Jacob Swanson. (The Pastor then was Elder Harris of Huntsville, Alabama who served as Alabama State Bishop of the Churches of God in Christ). He was ordained of God in his mother's womb; A Prophet who demonstrated great wisdom at an early age as did the Lord Jesus Christ before him. He was reading the bible at age 3. He evangelized in Cleveland, Ohio at age 4. At age 7, he was licensed to preach & teach the Gospel & began traveling as an evangelist on Trailway & Greyhound buses to various places. Bishop James graduated from Brown's Elementary School at age 10.
He graduated from Loveless Junior High School at 13. He graduated from George Washington Carver High School at age 16 & served there as Senior High School Chaplain, in the Male Glee Club, on the Track & Field Team, Gentlemen's Club & Student Government Association. He went on to higher studies at Alabama State University, Hampton University - Virginia, Auburn University, Miracle Valley Bible college, and Maranatha Bible College. He was student teaching at age 19. At the collegiate level, he was initiated into the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., in 1963. He led baritone-bass in the college choir, was Vice-President of the Pan-Hellenic Council & Student Government Association. He was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities. His prior work experiences inculdes: Mathematics Instructor in the Sparta, Georgia School System; Chemistry-Physics Instructor in Bibb County, Alabama; and Science Instructor in the Mobile County School System, Alabama.
Furthermore, he was a Chemical Laboratory Assistant to Dr. Curtis McDonald, during which time their research in Spectrophotometry led to the development of the polyester fiber. He also did graduate studies in geology and was a fellow of the National Science foundation - Hampton University - Virginia. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the African American Leadership Conference at Troy University; Troy, Alabama.
He is the Senior Bishop of Evangelistic Pentecostal Churches (Worldwide), Inc. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the S.D. James Evangelistic Association, Incorporated; the President of Maranatha Bible College & Ministries Training Institute; Chief Minister of the Alpha B'Eta Omega Messianic Brotherhood; the CEO of Jerusalem Campground, Bethlehem Ephratah Ranch Operations; President of Bio-Nutritional Supplements, Ltd.; President of S.D. James Enterprises; Editor-in-Chief of Open Door Publications/Outreach Magazine; and author of over 200 books, transcripts & periodicals.
He has traveled extensively to many countries, such as: England, Jordan, Holland, Greece, Israel Germany, South Africa, Zambia, France, Syria, Austria, Turkey, St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles, Bahamas, Jamaica, Italy, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago, Antigua, México, British Honduras, Montserrat, Anguila, St. Lucia, Egypt, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Canada, South America, Zimbabwe, & St. Kitts/Nevis.