Biography  (Family and Ministry Information)

    Brother Joe Adams was born February 10, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky and born again June 1956 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is dedicated to serving the Lord Jesus Christ as a missionary to Kentucky State Government and those serving in our nation's Capitol.

     Brother Joe's mother and father were divorced when he was only eight years old. His father was plagued with the sin of gambling and chose gambling instead of his family. Brother Joe's Christian mother saw that he was kept in church and near men of God. She later remarried and Brother Joe was raised by a very loving Christian stepfather.

     Brother Joe surrendered to preach at the age of fourteen and began to preach in the early 1960s in Youth for Christ meetings and youth revivals. He married his wife, Saundra, in October 1965. God has blessed them with three children, Alesha, who is married to Brother John Seay, who is pastor of Fredrick Baptist Church in Fredrick, Maryland. They have three daughters - Sarah, Cynthia and Karrisa and one son John Mark. Our son Paul is married to the former Amye Moore. Paul and Amye are both soul-winners and serve the lord faithfully together. They sing with Amye's family and Amye plays the piano. Paul teaches and preaches in special ministries when needed. They live in Bardstown, Kentucky and have three children two sons Joseph Blake and Zachary Jordan, a daughter Emily Dawn. Our daughter Andrea is married to Mark Forester, a Baptist Preacher and Gospel singer. They are in a full-time faith ministry of Evangelism and Gospel Music. They have several Southern Gospel CD's. They live in Burton, Michigan and have two sons Tyler Andrew and Trevor Anthony.

     In 1966, he entered the U.S. Air Force for a four-year tour and spent his last year in Viet Nam. Upon returning from Viet Nam, he entered Western Kentucky University where he majored in Accounting. While studying there, he was youth director in his local church, preached youth revivals and realized that God was calling him to a full-time ministry of Christian service.

     While finishing his Business Management and Accounting Degree at Western, he was pastor in Simpson County, Kentucky and served there over seven years. God called him to a new pastorate in Larue County, Kentucky, and led him to also start a Christian school ministry. At a time when Christian schools were having many battles with government, he became very involved with the local and national battles. God used this to prick his heart about reaching our government for Christ. He realized that God had ordained the family, church, and government and that we had abandoned our ministry to government.

     Brother Joe and Saundra travel throughout Kentucky holding "God and Country" weekend revivals and Family and Home Seminars. He believes that families must get right with God if our churches and government are going to be what they should be for Christ.



Address:  P.O. Box 220
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004

Telephone:  (502) 252-5066 - Home/Office


Birth Date: February 10, 1946

Born Again:  June 1956

Surrendered to Preach: June 1960

Ordained to Gospel ministry: September 9, 1973

Married:  October 10, 1965.
Wife, Saundra, is a homemaker and helpmeet in the total ministry. Brother Joe and Saundra have three children: Alesha Joe (d.o.b. 5-15-73); Paul (d.o.b. 12-28-74); Andrea (d.o.b. 11-1-79).

Education: 1964 Graduate
Pleasure Ridge Park High School, Louisville, Kentucky.

1965-66 Machinist Apprentice,
L&N Railroad, Louisville, Kentucky. Worked as machinist.

1966-70 U.S. Air Force - Trained in radar.
Served 1969-70 in South Viet Nam.

1976 Graduate of Western Kentucky University.
Majored in Accounting and Business Management.

1976-78 Masters work in Child Development and Family Living (Counseling)
Western Kentucky University Graduate School.

1984 Honorary Doctorate of Divinity,
Faith Evangelistic College, Morgantown, Kentucky.

1987 Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Laws,
Great Plains Bible College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

1996 Honorary Doctorate of Science of Missions,
Great Commission Bible College, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Ministry Experience: January 1983 to Present
Serves as Home Missionary and Chaplain Emeritus to Kentucky State Government and Conducts God and Country Services and works with those serving in government at all levels and helps churches understand their government. Brother Joe and Saundra conduct family and home seminars.

August 1980 to December 1982
Pastor, LaRue County Baptist Church, Hodgenville, Kentucky where a great percent of evangelism took place and a Christian school was established.

December 1978 to August 1980
Pastor of Faith Baptist Church Franklin, Kentucky. Church was started on December 4, 1978 and a new church building purchased within the first four months during which time the high attendance was 180. Ministry established and ground work for a Christian school was laid. Had a regular radio program.

September 1973 to December 1978
Pastor of Fairview Baptist Mission (a mission of First Baptist Church) Franklin, Kentucky. Went from three old houses to a complete new church complex in three years. Averaged 100 baptisms a year for the first five and one-half years and debt was reduced to half of cost of building. Had five busses and radio ministry.

September 1970 to August 1973
Served as Youth Minister for Victory Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Boards, Commissions and Community Service First County Alcohol Drug Education Committee (CADEC), Co-chairman, 1975

Served on Bardstown Public Housing Tenant Relations Committee (Nelson County)

Work with various community officials through the God and Country programs throughout the state of Kentucky and many other states.

Presently serving on the Non-Public School Commission, Department of Education.

Member, Bardstown/Nelson County Chamber of Commerce.

Chairman Emeritus of Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK).  continually served as chairman from 1991 till 2009.

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