Rev. Darvin A. Adams, Sr. Pastor
Reverend Adams was born and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and is the twin son (Delvin) to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Adams III. He is married to Cassandra L. Adams and together they have four beautiful children. He is a product of the Christian County Public School System and a 1993 graduate of University Heights Academy. He is a lifelong member of Freeman Chapel CME Church in Hopkinsville. He also attended Gainesville Missionary Baptist Church as a child. He is a 1st-Generation Preacher of the Gospel and 4th-Generation Kentucky Licensed Funeral Director in his family’s business, Adams & Sons Mortuary.
He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Louisville and Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Kentucky. He also completed his Masters of Divinity Degree from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he studied Theology and African-American Religious History. He is currently completing his 3rd year of studies toward his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Systematic Theology at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where he has served as Pastor over the last 10 years. He has pastored churches in Hickman, KY, Hopkinsville, KY, Paducah, KY and is currently the pastor of the Phillips Temple CME Church in Toledo, Ohio.
He is a Life Member of both Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the NAACP. He is also a member of the Urban League of Toledo, the S.C.L.C. (Southern Christian Leadership Conference). Rev. Adams is an award-winning preacher and published writer. In 2009, he was nominated by Drs. Susan R. Garrett and Deborah Mumford for the prestigious David C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, NY. He intends to teach in a theological seminary setting or research university setting, write books, lecture all over the world, and become involved in mass movements that are centered on helping poor people in general and black people in particular. While living in Hopkinsville, he was involved in/associated with Focus 21st Century Leadership, Leadership Hopkinsville, Habitat For Humanity, Hopkinsville-Christian County Head start (Policy Council), Pioneers Inc., the Christian County Public School Achievement Gap Committee, NAACP, City Council meetings, C.C.D.A. with Mayor Wally Bryan, Youth Leadership Conferences with the Hopkinsville Community College–just to name a few. Lastly, Rev. Adams considers himself to be a Child of God–one who cares about the wholistic plight of humanity and the Contemporary Christian Church.