Rev Dr Solomon Olawuyi James is a man of many parts. He has his elementary education in Ogbomoso Oyo state and later studied at the School of Medical Laboratory Technology, University College Hospital Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Thereby qualified as Medical Laboratory Scientist with specialization in Haematology and Blood Group Serology. He received the call to the pastoral ministry on the 22nd September 1989 while a student at UCH. After his NYSC, he proceeded to the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso for theological training where he got his Masters of Divinity in Theology (M. Div. Th.) in the year 1998. This was later followed by a doctorate degree in 2008.
He believes in purposeful and visionary leadership which he has demonstrated in the area of effective mobilization for church growth, harnessing resources for kingdom growth, empowering members for kingdom growth through dynamic and progressive discipleship, membership welfare, mobilizing members for strategic investments, building a community relevant church, promoting celebrated and ‘experiencing God’ worship, strategic youth empowerment, promoting successful and harmonious Christian home, fostering unity and family tie among members and empowering the Members for Mission and Ministry.
Rev Dr Solomon Olawuyi James is a Pastor, Bible Expositor, Discipler, Teacher and Conference Speaker. He has a great passion for students and youths and this is seen in his involvement in discipleship, leadership training, seminars and youth empowerment workshops in many churches and denomination. He is an author and has published several books like “In the beginning,” “Running with a Vision,” “The Purposeful Youth,” “Soaring High” (Co-author), “The Lord’s Champion,” “The Glorious Youth,” “The Destined Youth,” “The Shining Youth,” “The Youth with a Vision,” “Virgin in Sodom,” “Excelling Beyond Limits,” ” The Pursuit of Purpose” (Co-author), “Arise” (Co-author) and “Greater Exploits.” He is currently Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria and the coordinator of “Young and Dynamic” of Kwara Baptist Conference of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. He is happily married to Pastor (Mrs) Adebisi Oludoyin James (Nee Oladokun) and they are blessed with children.