From the continents of North America, Africa and Europe, Dr.  James “Bamidele” Sturdivant is known worldwide as a blessing to the body of Christ.  His unique style of simply – yet powerfully – conveying Biblical principles has drawn millions to the Cross and set the stage for massive deliverances and healings in the lives of God’s people.

A native Washingtonian, Bamidele Sturdivant has made a divine connection to Nigeria through his God-appointed relationship with his Father in the Lord – E.A. Adeboye.  Heralded by Newsweek as one of the most powerful world leaders, Adeboye has fully received Dr. Sturdivant as a special son and poured mightily into his life in immeasurable ways. Adeboye – with the care of a father – named Dr. Sturdivant “Bamidele,” which is translated to mean follow me home

Their relationship mirrors that of the prophet Elijah and his protégé, Elisha.  As with these Biblical men of God, Dr. Sturdivant has seen the ascension of Adeboye to great heights in the Lord.  In turn, the same mantle has fallen on him.  Since their divine connection, Dr. Sturdivant’s ministry has been marked by the miraculous.  Countless testimonies of actual resurrections from the dead, healing from cancer and astounding breakthroughs on every level speak to the authenticity of his ministry and God’s hand on His life.

A master teacher, Dr. Sturdivant has “studied to show himself approved to God” (II Timothy 2:15) and made a mark within the theological studies community. He has an earned undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Ministry. St. Thomas Christian College (Jacksonville, FL) conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree upon him and Co-Pastor P.D. Sturdivant during the Silver Anniversary of Faith United Ministries and Dr. Sturdivant’s 30th preaching anniversary.  In addition due to his distinguished service to the Kingdom of God, a second Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree was bestowed upon Dr. J.E. Sturdivant in May 2013 by his alma mater, Richmond Virginia Seminary.