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. To this union was born two children, Caden Shawn and Kristen Valerie Tyson. 

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

James is a member of Christ Church Apostolic in Indianapolis, IN, where the Pastor is his father, Bishop C. Shawn Tyson. He serves as the Executive Pastor.

James wholeheartedly believes his life’s Calling is to reintroduce those he impacts and the seven mountains of influence to the original-Kingdom intent of God for their lives or for that mountain. 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.