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James Edison Tyson II was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Bishop C. Shawn and Evang. Krista M. Tyson. James was affectionately named after his paternal and sainted Grandfather, The Honorable Bishop James E. Tyson. James gave his life to Jesus Christ at a young age and soon after was called to the ministry.

James graduated from Youngstown State University in December of 2015 and is degreed with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a Certificate in Leadership. James is actively a student at Wesley Seminary and is pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. He continues to uphold the standard and importance of education.

On November 7, 2015, James was joined in holy matrimony to his best friend and love of his life, Desiree Tyson. Three children, Caden Shawn, Kristen Valerie, and Jasiah James Tyson were born into this union. 

James is the author of two generationally impactful books, Treasures of a Worshipper and Genesis.

James serves as the Lead Pastor of Christ Church Apostolic in Indianapolis, IN.

James wholeheartedly believes his life’s Calling is to reintroduce those he impacts to God's original intent for their lives. Just as the mission of Jesus was to reveal and reintroduce the Kingdom (Matt. 4:17), James utilizes his gifts, talents, and anointing to make known the Kingdom and Jesus Christ to the world.

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