“For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!” – 1 Corinthians 9:16




James Ward is a pastor, author, visionary, and entrepreneur who has emerged as a mainstream, conscionable voice of spiritual and moral authority. Because of his unique Zero Victim, Biblical perspective, his involvement is highly sought after by corporate, government, and thought leaders, in mitigating the complex challenges that accompany racial, cultural, and socio-political issues.

He is known for his keen insight on how to practically apply spiritual principles to peacefully resolve the growing social discord of intersectionality in society and organizations. As a speaker, James emphasizes Christian character and leadership development. He is a strategist and advocate for holistic social renewal, reconciliation, and transformation. 

In his latest book, Zero Victim: Overcoming Injustice With a New Attitude, James presents a universal principle that equips individuals to succeed in every area of life—the development of a Zero Victim mindset.

Along with his wife Sharon, James is pastor and founder of INSIGHT Church near Chicago, and founder of National Prayer Altar at Museum of the Bible—a call for all Christ-followers to gather for unified, apolitical prayer in Washington D.C.

James and Sharon have been married for twenty-two years and have two wonderful children, Hannah and Jonathan.