Pastor James Teague


Pastor James Teague has been developing destiny-minded leaders for over 8 years. Upon responding to the Salvation call at 19 years old, Pastor James immediately felt drawn to ministry. He would serve in the church for 6 years and obtain two degrees before God would take him on an unimaginable journey.

In 2009, Pastor James would step out in faith on what he thought was the season to build a church. God would later reveal that He was in the process of building a team. A few months after this journey began, in 2010, Pastor James would meet his wife Shelby who instantly came alongside him to serve in any way to make the vision a reality.

After much prayer, guidance from leadership in his life and a series of confirmations, in September of 2014, Pastor James knew that it was time to launch a church in Owings Mills, Maryland. With a heart to reach the least, the lost and the left out, Uproar Church has engaged individuals across multiple cultures and generations. It has become a household name in Baltimore and beyond and continues to be a catalyst for change throughout the region. Since the launch, the church has experienced rapid growth. So much so that Uproar Church has had to move 3 different times in the last 3 years.

Pastor James’ assignment to preach hope, purpose and destiny continues to encourage and challenge people from all walks of life. With relatable stories and real life application, Pastor James skillfully communicates that you too can live a life that is greater than what you see. You can be a destiny-minded leader that causes an uproar in your community!

To request Pastor James to speak at your next event, please send an email to uproarchurch1@gmail.com.

Shelby Teague

Shelby Teague has been serving alongside Pastor James since the birth of the ministry. Since her salvation at a young age, she always believed that God had a greater purpose in store for her life. Her greatest passion is to support her husband in carrying out the vision that God has given them for Uproar Church and for their lives.

In 2010, with a desire to lead people into the presence of God, Shelby began leading worship corporately. She is currently working to develop others with the heart of worship to lead as well. With a knack for excellence and organization, Shelby orchestrates the weekly worship services at Uproar Church where her goal is to use creative and effective methods to display Jesus to every individual that enters the building.

Shelby has a desire to encourage and develop women to reach their fullest potential. This passion is displayed as she leads the Uproar Women’s Ministry where her vision is “to develop a community of women who relentlessly love, live, and serve like Jesus.” 

When she is not leading worship or teaching, you will often find Shelby walking the halls of the church or the grounds of an event making sure every guest and volunteer is taken care of. Her passion for serving people, developing women, nurturing children and displaying excellence in all things is integrated throughout every area of Uproar Church. 



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