JAMES M.BECHER was born on June 8, 1943. He was Interested in writing and drama since High School. In Jr. College, he won second prize in a writing contest with a Biblical short story. He attended Bob Jones University, in Greenville, S.C., and then Clearwater Christian College, graduating with a B.A.in Bible-lit. He went on to Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1974 with a M.Div. Ordained in November of 1974, he served in different ministries, one of which was a foreign student ministry, which is where he met his wife, Berenice from Venezuela, and It was there also that he began working on the novel "Of Such Is The Kingdom," based on his prize winning short story. Wanting to show the contrast between the earthly kingdoms of the time and the kingdom of God, he drew out the plot and added more characters. In 1984, James and his wife spent a year and a half in Venezuela Upon returning to the US, he completed this Biblical novel, which was published in 2003. In 2007, he revised and expanded the novel, , adding PART IIII.
In 2018, James updated all of his books, and this year (2020) he decided to re-publish "Of Such Is The Kingdom" through WestBow Press, revising it again, with fact-checking for historical accuracy and fine-tooth-comb editing.