Pastor James Teague is the founder and lead pastor of Uproar Church in Owings Mills, Maryland. With a heart for the underprivileged and overlooked, he launched the nonprofit Uproar Care (UCare). Most recently, he launched his for-profit corporation JET Ministries and will soon release a book, “Diversity University.” Growing up in Baltimore City, Maryland, Teague learned the value of hard work, helping his mother provide for the family. As a teenager, he was exposed to Islam by his boxing trainers and mentors. This upbringing made him comfortable connecting with various cultures and lifestyles. As a dedicated leader, he continues to build his ministry and nonprofit into larger, more effective philanthropic tools to create change, unify the divided, and heal the broken.