Prof. Joseph Israel James has been a missionary in the City of Douala, the economic city of Republic of Cameroon, Central Africa since 20 years from where he travels extensively to many parts of the world preaching and teaching the gospel. He was born in February 1960 in a village called Amachara Autonomous Community is Isuikwuato Local Government in Abia State of Nigeria. The second son among 10 children in the family, five children were lost through witchcraft and five are living today. His parents were nominal Christians at the time of his birth, but not born again. Joseph James grew in search of protection from death and had visited more than 10 native doctors before the age of 23. He was also a drug and alcohol addict. He was lost completely in all manner of evil until Christ met him at age 23 in the month of May 1983 in Bauchi State, Northern part of Nigeria.
Immediately when he gave his life to Christ, the Lord began to reveal Himself to him. From time to time the presence of God would begin to manifest in his life. He gave himself to the study of the scriptures and gave himself to much prayer, and he was very close to the servant of God in charge of their ministry at that time. The same year he was born again, he went in for 3 months of intensive training among the children teachers in Child Evangelism Training Institute in Bauchi State of Nigeria where he obtained a Certificate in Child Evangelism. After his studies, he humbly started working among the children of the church by the recommendation of the pastor.
As the call of God was so pronounced in his life, the evidence was seen among all people as there were signs and wonders and much soul winning to the Kingdom. He then obeyed to serve the Lord full time. The scriptures that burned always in his heart then were John 12:24-26, John 15:1-5, John 14:12-14. From January 1986 to December 1987, he studied in Trinity College of Ministerial Arts, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria - an official educational unit of International Bible College & Seminary of DeSoto, Missouri, USA and obtained his Diploma in Theology.
He also found a lady after his heart at the age of 27 and wedded in November 1987 while he graduated in December the same year. After this he entered into pastoral and evangelistic work at the same time from January 1988 to December 1989 and served under a church called One Foundation Gospel Mission in a village known as Ojoto, Obofia in Anambra State, Nigeria.
On the 15th of September 1989 at about 9:55a.m. in a village called Ojoto, Oboifia in Anambra State, Eastern part of Nigeria, God spoke to His servant Joseph Israel James that many nations will come under his ministry. Isaiah 55:3-5. Again in the same year 1989 in a field at Bauchi State, Northern part of Nigeria, as he traveled to visit the ancient city where he gave his life to Christ, the Lord spoke to His servant that he will be going on missions and also that he has to raise an Army of Missionaries under this name "Missions And World Evangelism Bible College." Isaiah 54:11-14.
In February 1990, Prof. Joseph went down to Cameroon to survey the land that the Lord had spoken to him about. Since many churches then had not understood missions, they went at their own charge and labored under much suffering. You can only know much about their suffering and all that the Lord did in their lives in Prof. James' book titled "MISSIONS AT ALL COST." In 1991 at Grand-Hanger in Douala-Cameroon, the Lord spoke to his servant concerning this Commission that is on till today according and confirmed it in Isaiah 42:6-7 and Luke 5:1-11. With a specific instruction to go and deliver the world from their suffering and to educate them to follow Him.
Today, Prof. James is the founder and Bishop of Dominion Faith International Missions which has branches within Cameroon and other parts of Africa. As the president of Missions And World Evangelism Bible College (MAWEBCO), he has trained many missionaries and evangelists within his ministry and other denominations and sent them out within and outside Africa.
As the need began to arise in the ministry, Prof. James saw the need to increase his theological education, he then went in for a Bachelor Degree in Theology under Cornerstone University, (State of Hawaii, USA) Nigerian Campus from 1992 to 1994 while still serving in the ministry and in 1996 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Missions by Union Christian University, Indiana, (USA) Nigerian Campus in recognition of his dynamism in training indigenous missionaries for Africa.
Apostle James was commissioned in 1995 at Faith Arena by Archbishop Benson Idahosa of blessed memory. He experienced the "Fire of the Holy Ghost" entered into his bones from the great African Gospel Leader who affected both African and the world at large. He has also seen several people healed in different nations as a result of the effect of the anointing touching his life. Presently Apostle James is under the mentorship of Bishop Maxwell Korie, the Founder of Lifeline Assembly in Owerri, Nigeria which also has branches in many states of Nigeria. Prof. Joseph James is also an Ordained member Covenant Ministries International under Pastor David T. Demola, the founder and president of Faith Fellowship Ministries, Sayreville, USA. In 2004 Joseph James studied with Kingdom Harvest School of Ministry and obtained Master of Christian Education and also 2005-2006 he earned a Doctor of Divinity from the same faculty.
He is president of Afrique Missions Aflame International Network, Global Advanced School of Missions and Ministry, Dominion Vision Bible Institute, based on raising "Dominion Army" which is also called "Vision 37" according to Ezekiel 37, a member of the Association of African Preachers Network International and Union International Gospel Ministerial Association, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria and He believes much that Nigerians are so abundantly blessed that they must go and help evangelize other nations within and outside Africa and he has taken missions as a breath of his life. Recently in november 2007, Bishop James was officially elected the National President of Nigerian Missionaries Association in Cameroon, Central Africa for the period of four years. The Consulate sent their representative to supervise the election and God was glorified. The Consul General of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Douala Branch has sent official congratulation letter to Bishop James for God's Promotion in His life. This is another step God has added to Bishop James as he serves the Lord with humility of heart.
Bishop James' insight into the scriptures has changed many lives as he teaches the pure word of God; Many are drawn to these teachings as they experience supernatural breaking of yokes and deliverance from demons. He is a conference speaker, and he has traveled extensively to many parts of Africa like Angola, Gabon, Rep. of Congo, Ghana, Rep. of Benin and Togo for missions, conferences and seminars.
Prof. James has authored many books and teaching materials that have changed many lives which includes "Triumph in the Darkest Hour," "I Refuse To Die," "The Wisdom Bank," "Rising Beyond Mediocrity" and "Marriage Without Tears."
Rev. Josephine James was born in February 1966 in a city called Aba, Abia State of Nigeria. She is the second daughter among a family of 10 children. Before she knew the Lord, she was very religious and loved to be in the church with her grandmother. She has always wished to be a catholic sister, she has a desire to serve God all the days of her life. Josephine gave her life to Christ in 1982 at the age of 17 while in Secondary School.
The Lord spoke to Josephine after her studies about her ministry among the children and the women. She got so interested in children and was trained immediately after her studies in Worldwide Child Evangelism Training Institute, Aba, Abia State Nigeria. She started working among the children in their church. She got married in 1987 and started working with her husband as they traveled to many places in Nigeria and other Nations of Africa.
Later, Rev. Josephine got her Diploma in Theology from Trinity College of Ministerial Arts affiliate of International Bible College & Seminary of DeSoto, Missouri, USA. She also earned a Bachelors in Christian Education with Levites Christian University, Lagos Campus in Nigeria. Today Josephine has received a Doctorate Degree in Practical Ministry from Kingdom Harvest School of Ministry, USA. She is a rare servant of Christ and she has been serving as a missionary and Conference speaker with her husband for more than fifteen years now and as a lecturer in Missions and World Evangelism Bible College, Douala, Cameroon. Her message is based on Purpose, Wisdom, Dominion and Excellence.
She is the founder and president of Unique Women Forum International, having its headquarters in Douala, Cameroon which is building many marriages today. Her main aim for the family is to have a "Marriage Without Tears" and "To Have A Home As A Mini Heaven On Earth." She also leads Royal Women Fellowship International under Dominion Faith International Missions where she helps her husband as the assistant Senior Pastor. She has traveled to several African Nations like Rep. of Benin, Rep. of Togo, Gabon, Angola, Cameroon preaching and teaching the gospel. She is blessed with many wonderful children.
She is a dynamic minister of the gospel, who heads the Unique Women Forum International which runs marriage counseling, seminars, conferences, an orphanage, wisdom school for women and youths and teachings on spiritual warfare.
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