Eddie James, born in Phoenix, AZ, accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of 8. He entered into music ministry at the tender age of 9 and it is for this reason that Eddie recognizes the gifts of God inside of young people. God has placed a burden inside of Eddie James, to minister to those who are hurting and lost, with an extraordinary emphasis on youth and young adults. As a result of his efforts, God has established Eddie James as a leader of music and ministry in the nation and around the world.
Higher with The Phoenix Mass Choir was Eddie James his first recorded national album. Higher debuted at number 10 and went to number 3 on the national charts. Since then he has recorded ten other projects that have impacted our nation and our world. His group ColourBlind, a culturally diverse group of five young men, released an album called, The David Story. This album contains twelve chapters of the book of Psalms put to music. They also recorded a soundtrack to their musical production called, Break the Walls. Break the Walls is a musical production designed for high school and college youth that deals with the issues of drugs, violence, pre-marital sex, racism, and dysfunctional families. Eddie James along with ColourBlind has reached over 200,000 youth in America with this musical drama presentation. Through this message of hope, countless numbers of lives have been changed.
Eddie James' music ministry continues to broaden and climb to unbelievable heights. You can hear his music not only on projects that he's recorded himself, but also with leading Christian leaders such as Helen Baylor, Mississippi Mass Choir, Mark Condon from Turning Point Church, Christ Church in Nashville, TN, Karen Wheaton, and many more.
This artist and his ministry have toured throughout America, Europe, Mexico, and Japan. His ministry has placed him on the platform with leading artists, Christian leaders, and our nation’s most influential churches, such as Bishop TD Jakes, Benny Hinn, Paula White, Tommy Barnett, Marilyn Hickey, 4 Him, Kirk Franklin, Plus One, Third Day, Judy Jacobs, P-Diddy, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Usher, Kelly Prince, and so many more.
Eddie James founded "Eddie James Ministries" in 1993. Under this umbrella he has established the following groups: The Phoenix Mass Choir, ColourBlind, Asaph, Tab, and Ultimate Call. He is also the founder of his label, Fresh Wine Records, Fresh Wine Publishing, Fresh Wine Productions, and Dream Life. Dream Life is a recovery program that rehabilitates troubled youth and college age students.
Being in full time ministry and traveling all over the world, Eddie James has been able to change many lives through his powerful praise and worship sets, dramas, seminars, workshops, as well as preaching the Gospel. He currently travels with approximately 40 young people all who share their love for music and ministry. Many of the team are a part of Dream Life.
He also is on staff with Karen Wheaton Ministries as the Music & Performing Arts Director for her youth ministry, Chosen. Eddie James ministers at The Ramp, Hamilton, Alabama, a youth center founded and established by Karen Wheaton. Eddie James also ministers with Karen Wheaton and Chosen on occasion on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).