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
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
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
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.
Machinist Apprentice, L&N Railroad, Louisville, Kentucky. Worked as machinist.
U.S. Air Force - Trained in radar. Served 1969-70 in South Viet Nam.
of Western Kentucky University. Majored in Accounting and Business Management.
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
Work with various community officials through the God and Country
programs throughout the state of Kentucky and many other states.
on the Non-Public School Commission, Department of Education.
County Chamber of Commerce.
Chairman Emeritus of Christian Home Educators of Kentucky
(CHEK). continually served as chairman from 1991 till 2009.