Apostle James R. Edmonds Jr is an academician, holding earned
degrees in Psychology, Ministry, Theology and Philosophy. He is the Senior-Pastor and Establishmentarian of Upper Room International
Ministries, and serves on several boards and committees. Apostle Edmonds is the International Chief Apostle and Presiding
Prelate of the Upper Room International Ministries As Well.
Apostle James R. Edmonds Jr was raised in Maryland and
was brought up in the Baptist Church. He credits his sense of structure and liturgical training to his childhood Christian
upbringing. While in his early twenties and leaving his home, the Apostle found himself seeking more in depth knowledge of
the Scriptures and a more open worship environment. This is when he became "non-denominational," and was initially ordained
as a Minister of the Gospel.
Returning home to Baltimore Maryland, Apostle Edmonds was active
in the Urban Ministry and Evangelism campaign at several different churches. Heeding the calling of the Lord, Apostle Edmonds was led to unite ministers from various denominational
backgrounds. It has always been his agenda to put aside denominational and dogmatic philosophy and unite under the banner
of Jesus Christ alone. Since then he has had the privilege and honor of ordaining many men and women to the ministry
throughout the US an abroad.
Throughout his ministry, Apostle Edmonds has planted several churches
and ministries. Now residing in Hartford Connecticut and remaining true to his calling and ministry that the Lord appointed
him to, Apostle Edmonds is known as an accomplished "Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher." He
is a true Apostolic Father to many.