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Dr. and Mrs. John C. Adams


Originally from southern Ohio, the Lord has seen fit to use Pastor Adams in either planting churches or rebuilding them. Since being called to preach in 1972 at the age of 19, he has started one church in upstate New York and been used to pastor four other churches in the USA and one in Germany. In each case the churches had fallen drastically in attendance and offerings before calling him as pastor. The Lord has used Pastor Adams in rebuilding each work spiritually, numerically, and financially, especially in the area of missions. (The church in NY is now 38 years old and many of the members that are still there today were saved and baptized under Pastor Adams’ ministry.)

Though his father was unsaved, his mother was saved and faithfully brought up her children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. His father was a crane operator at the steel mill, and for most of John’s life, his mother was a homemaker. She went to work when John was a teenager, necessitated by a heart attack of John’s father.

John has been married to his high school sweetheart, Theresa, for over 47 years and they have five children, and fourteen grandchildren. All the children are married, and all are faithfully serving the Lord in Baptist churches.

 He has several earned degrees, including three Masters’ and two Doctorates, has studied French, Latin, Greek and German, but believes the best education he received was studying alone with the King James Bible, a notebook, and a Strong’s Concordance. He has a love for pastors and churches, and a passionate heart for missions.