James David is an author, speaker, and teacher who delivers a message of repentance and restoration. From an early age he learned a passion for God’s word and authority. James W. Dixon, James David’s grandfather, preached for 47 years and wrote the commentary, Reading the Bible as History: A Guide to Understanding the Scriptures. This had an enormous impact on how James David viewed God, the Bible, and preaching. At the age of 15, James was called by God to preach, and at 17 he first preached at a youth rally. While practicing his gifts in a variety of settings in his 20s and 30s, James was really just beginning his journey with God. In his late 30s God begin to renew his passion for preaching. While trying to come to terms with the modern style of preaching, James David stumbled upon Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. This caused a resurgence in his roots in expository biblical preaching. While being influenced greatly by John MacArthur, Alistair Begg, R. C. Sproul and others, James David noticed a great chasm between modern preaching and what he understood as the primary purpose of preaching. At the age of 40, God showed James David how the light of Jesus will shine in the darkest of places and that reformation and restoration will come as a result. This involves a restoration of God’s authoritative word, corporate prayer, and worship – this is a rebuilding of the ruins and restoring the broken down walls of Christ-centered worship, prayer, and preaching. James David’s primary mission and passion is to see a national reformation in America. He continues to attract people to his message through books, articles, and teaching. His most distinguished writing accomplishments include Ancient of Days, Rebellious House, and Rebuild the Ruins.
James David has an extensive education that includes years of theological study. His personal library contains volumes of historical, philosophical, and theological works. His formal education includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology and History and two graduate degrees in Counseling and Educational Psychology.
James David is first called to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Second to this, he speaks to leaders about worship, prayer and the reformation and restoration of the many-membered body of Christ.