“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


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James Ward is a pastor, author, and entrepreneur who speaks nationally and internationally on leadership development, and cultural and spiritual issues. He has been seen and heard on television and radio, both as a host and guest on numerous programs and networks. As a speaker and Bible teacher, James emphasizes Christian character development and spiritual awakening, while challenging listeners intellectually from God’s Word.

In his book, Zero Victim: Liberate Yourself from the Mentality of Defeat, James shares a universal principle that has fueled his success in every area of life—the development of a Zero Victim mindset.

James is the host of the Cultural Conversations podcast. Each day he equips tens of thousands of listeners in more than one hundred nations with Godly wisdom to meet everyday challenges with Biblical solutions.

James is pastor and founder of INSIGHT Church in the north Chicago suburb of Skokie. He and his wife Sharon have been married for nineteen years and have two wonderful children, Hannah and Jonathan.

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