El-shaddai Covenant Ministries was established on the 26th of October, 1986 in the city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria by Dr. Ovbiose James with a mandate to build a people zealous for God who will make heaven.

The purpose of El-shaddai Covenant Ministries is to “build lives together”. It has a vision of “Reaching People; Reinforcing Relationships; Raising Leaders and Realizing Destinies”. The Mission statement is to “Minister salvation to mankind; adopt people into God’s family; help them develop healthy relationships with one another; train converts to spiritual maturity and empower believers to realize their destinies to the praise and honor of God.”

The dynamic teaching ministry of Dr. Ovbiose James has not only imparted the lives of thousand across the globe but has also produced many Christian leaders who are making waves in various spheres of Christendom. Through a live style of hard work, commitment and integrityDr. Ovbiose James  has through the help of God grown the ministry from humble beginnings to over 23 branches in several cities scattered around 3 geo-political zones of Nigeria and in the UK.

Dr. Ovbiose James teaches copiously on the Marriage Institution and has written several books and publication on the subject of marriage. He has also featured as a Minister on Radio and Television reaching people on such stations as Believe TV (MyTV); Kingdom Africa (DSTV); ACBN (MyTV) and Bond FM.
Dr. Ovbiose James , a Quantity Surveyor by training is married to and ably assisted by Dr. Temitayo James herself a Medical Doctor by training and promoter of Jim Paul Generation Next Initiative, an NGO focusing on services targeted at the health and educational development of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) in Africa. They are blessed with 3 children and a grandson.