Pastor Odane James
James was born on September 23, 1982 at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in
Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was the first son of Bishop Dafton and Lady Pauline James. His miraculous birth was truly an
answer to prayer; therefore, his mother called him the Son of Consolation. Odane
grew up in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica, W.I., where he received his early education through the
school system. A fond memory
of Odane is garnered from his reciting
Palms 100, and singing before the congregation of Holiness Born Again
Church at the age of two. He is
also remembered for his elaborate worship style and remarkable sincerity
that set him apart from the other young children at his church.
At the age of nine, Odane
was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the precious gift of the
Holy Ghost. He immediately began to
utilize his gifts and talents through the ministry of music. He became
the lead keyboardist, a proficient drummer, and a well-loved singer at First
United Church of Jesus Christ in North Miami, Florida, under the
pastorate of Bishop Charles C. Mullings.
In 1995, the call of
God came to Odane’s Father, to pastor a church in Miami, Florida.
This transition changed Odane’s
life forever and became the springboard for the development of his
ministry. Odane labored alongside his father, building up the
ministry in Miami, but little did he know that God was building a
ministry in him.
Odane preached his first sermon at the age of 13 and began
captivating audiences with his dynamic and charismatic personality
through the awesome anointing that God has placed on his life. He
continued in the ministry of the word and when the church recognized the
call of God on his life he was designated a Minister. This led to his consecration as a
Minister at 19 years old. At the
age of 25 he was ordained an Elder in the Lord’s church, the youngest
person at that time to hold this office in his church organization.
In 2012, God
called Elder James to the office of a Pastor, and with the support,
guidance, and leadership of his father, Elder James launched The Transformation
Center in Tampa, Florida. Today, Pastor Odane
James is an international preacher, ministering all over the world throughout
the Carribean, Europe, Canada, and all over the United States of America,
declaring the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor James is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in North Miami. He holds an
Associate’s degree in Business Administration,
graduating magna cum laude, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management,
also graduating magna cum laude.
Pastor Odane James is the husband of
one wife, Lady Tiffany James, a wonderful woman of virtue whom God has
strategically positioned in his life.
She complements his ministry and is an integral part of the
mandate God has placed on their lives. Pastor James is also a father of 3 beautiful children,
one of whom has gone home to be with the Lord. Her departure was a great
turning point in the life and ministry of the James' family and serves as a testament that God can take broken pieces of a shattered life
and use it for His glory.
Pastor James lives a committed life of continual,
effectual, fervent prayer, fasting, and dedication to the ministry to
which God has called him. He counts himself a prisoner for Christ and an
ambassador of the unadulterated, invincible, and infallible gospel of the
Lord Jesus. His life’s passion and true
purpose is expressed in Paul’s writings to the Corinthians (1Cor. 9: 16),
“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for
necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the