Louisville—The Kentucky Baptist Convention administrative committee approved the hiring of Virginia pastor John Adams to serve as campus missionary at the University of Louisville.
KBC Collegiate Evangelism Strategist Brian Combs described Adams as having a “great heart” for reaching the lost.
“John brings experience engaging the college campus from the local church,” Combs said. “His experience of reaching and mobilizing students to engage the local campus will be a tremendous resource.”
Adams, a native of Maysville, and graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, began Dec. 1.
While on the mission field at U of L, Combs said Adams will have the crucial task of “helping churches help every student on every campus in the Louisville region encounter Jesus and experience life to the full.”
Adams said it was on the Eastern Kentucky University campus where he first encountered Christ through the testimony of his roommate.
“It was a Saul-to-Paul transformation,” said Adams, “and my life has never been the same.”
Adams comes to Louisville from his position as a minister to young adults at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Va., where he has served since 2012. His ministry also includes stints as a senior pastor and student minister at churches in Kentucky and Virginia.
Adams, 36, holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from EKU, and a second master’s degree from Southern Seminary in Christian apologetics and worldview.
Adams and his wife, Megan, have two children, Ellie and Preston. (KBC)