Consultant in Cincinnati Office
James E. Pugh Jr. is an exciting inspirational speaker who travels all over the country igniting people to become who they really are. Mr. Pugh received his B.S. in Psychology from Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, WV (1991-1995) where he also played basketball four years. Mr. Pugh finished his basketball career scoring more than 1800 points. James later finished his M.A. in Missiology with an emphasis in urban missions from Harding Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN (1998-2001). Mr. Pugh married his college sweetheart Carla Pugh (Oliviera), and they have 4 boys Jalin, Dominic, James III, and Dayvon. They currently reside in Gainesville, Florida where James is the Sr. Pastor of the Campus Church. Prior to moving to Gainesville, James began an inner-city ministry in his hometown of Cincinnati where he served for 13 years. While in Cincinnati Mr. Pugh tutored, mentored, discipled, and coached kids from all over the city. Mr. Pugh taught at Miami Valley Christian academy for 3 years and coached the varsity basketball boys for 8 years. Mr. Pugh began his work as a Dream Builder conducting sessions at The Talbert House, Group Homes, and with Cincinnati Public Schools. Mr. Pugh’s passion with school age children is helping them attach a dream to their education in order for the students to own their destiny and run toward their dreams. Some of Mr. Pugh’s honors include Who’s Who Among American College Students, Young Alumnus of the year Ohio Valley University, Alumnus of the year merit award in bible and religion Ohio Valley University. Mr. Pugh’s first book “Hide and Seek” was published and released in 2013. Mr. Pugh has spoken at the Pepperdine lectures in Malibu, CA, Ohio Valley University lectures, he’s spoken at Rochester College in Rochester, MI, Cumberland University in Nashville, TN, He’s spoken at youth events in Boston, MA, Staunton, VA, Belpre, Oh, Memphis, TN, Bloomington, IN, and many other places. Inspiring people to be the very best version of themselves is what Mr. Pugh loves doing. His hobbies include reading, traveling, golfing, and watching his sons compete in basketball.