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James E. Ward Jr.
James Ward is a pastor, author, and entrepreneur who speaks nationally and internationally on cultural and spiritual issues. Because of his unique Zero Victim, Biblical perspective, his involvement is highly sought after by corporate, government, and thought leaders, in addressing and mitigating the complex challenges around racial and socio-political issues. James has been seen and heard on television and radio, both as a host and guest on numerous programs and major networks.
As a speaker and Bible teacher, James emphasizes spiritual awakening through Christian character and leadership development, while intellectually challenging listeners with proven wisdom based upon Biblical principles. He is a strategist and advocate for holistic social healing, renewal, reconciliation, and transformation by defining the critical relationship between spiritual, moral, and civil law.
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. He is the founder of the Zero Victim Community Development Corporation, an apolitical, Christian, activist organization that exists to alleviate and prevent the victimization of those most vulnerable in Black America.
James is pastor and founder of INSIGHT Church. He and his wife Sharon have been married for twenty years and have two wonderful children, Hannah and Jonathan.
Sharon Ward is the co-pastor of INSIGHT Church and founder of the Bella Grace Women’s Ministry. She is a loving wife, mother, and gifted speaker with deep passion for the things of God.
As a woman of faith and prayer, Sharon is known for breaking barriers and setting new standards in her many involvements in God’s Kingdom. As the daughter of well-known Pastors Carlton and Sheila Arthurs, Sharon has been instrumental in planting and building churches throughout her entire life. By age 19, she had become the family church’s business manager and a very effective leader of leaders. Sharon has successfully designed, brokered, and managed several multimillion-dollar commercial real estate deals and construction projects.
Her passion in ministry has always been to love hurting people and care for those who are disadvantaged in life, by facilitating outreach ministries, foreign missions, and benevolent enterprises. Sharon believes that God can take people from wherever life places them to achieve their highest potential in God.
She openly admits that the most fulfilling part of her life is serving her husband, and being a mother of excellence to her two children, Hannah and Jonathan.