James A. Blaine is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church, and has served as pastor for 40+ years in Wesleyan and United Methodist churches in the United States and Canada. He has also had teaching experiences in church conferences and local churches.
He is a graduate of Marion College (now, Indiana Wesleyan University), and of Asbury Theological Seminary (KY). He has earned the M.Th. post-graduate seminary degree at Western Theological Seminary (MI), majoring in biblical literature.
He and his wife, Wandalou, were caregivers for 58 years for their older son (now deceased) who was injured at birth with cerebral palsy. They have a grown son and daughter who live in New York.