Pastor Earlie James

Earlie James is the president of The Philadelphia Outreach Development Council, a 501c3 organization. PODC targets four people groups, the youth, single parents, homeless, and seniors. The organization mission is to empower the core structure of our community inclusive of everyone; father, mother, and the youth by fostering education/hands on training, cultural enrichment and economic self-sufficiency. Through PODC’s STEAM + Program students elementary through high school participate in fun, interactive programming centered on science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and financial literacy. The organization provides employment, training, counseling, therapy, and life skills for the youth in the inner city.
 
Earlie James is also president of Living Life Center LLC, a progressive publishing corporation designed to teach individuals how to overcome adverse circumstances and to develop key leadership competencies in order to live more productive and effective lives. The mission of the organization is to spread the message of life to those who have yet to apprehend it! As a widower, Earlie James is proof that anyone can overcome adverse circumstances in their lives. He is uniquely gifted by God to help individuals answer the proverbial question, “Who am I, and why am I here?” He is referred to by many as “the teacher,” because individuals are experiencing life on a higher level as a result of his teachings.
 
For the past 28 years, Earlie James has traveled the United States extensively ministering the gospel of the kingdom. He has authored several books, including Life Beyond Trauma, Apprehending a New Day, and his new release The Unique Factor. Earlie James is also an accomplished business professional with experience in retail management, sales, and corporate training and development. He has spent the last 25 years in the Retail & Financial Services industry respectively. In the past he has managed several financial institutions and retail stores for major fortune 500 companies in Chicago and Philadelphia. He was responsible for design and implementation of career development programs, strategic planning, curriculum; and training roll-out for new leaders. He is also a certified leadership coach and trainer.
 
Earlie is an ordained minister and Pastors Liberty Temple Philadelphia-West Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Earlie has worked with various civic organizations within Philadelphia, including Grands as Parents and Families Forward. He has also worked with numerous shelters, and served the homeless, elderly, and abused children, serving as mentors, public speakers, and advocates. Earlie resides in Philadelphia with his wife Rhonda and their son Ej.