Dr. Bledsoe is currently the Academic Dean of the Kenya Baptist Theological College, Tigoni, Kenya. He also is a lecturer.

Before coming to Africa, he served for 25 years in pastoral ministry in Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois (USA). In addition, he was the Director of Evangelism and Student Ministries for the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists.

James holds a M.Div. in Evangelism and Church Growth and Ph.D. in Missions from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

James, his wife Diana, and their three sons live in Tigoni.