Dr. Fred Adams

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r. Fred Adams was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, in a non-Christian home. He became deaf at age one due to high fever. At age fourteen Fred was at Bill Rice Ranch for the first time where he saw {heard} about the Gospel and Hell. He accepted Christ Jesus as his personal Saviour on July 25, 1974. In 1977, Fred attended Hammond Baptist High School and graduated in 1979. He began teaching Sunday School when he was 17-years-old. Fred surrendered on December 24, 1978, to God’s call to preach the Gospel to the deaf. After graduating high school, he went ot Tennessee Temple University for two years. Fred and Sherrie had first met and become friends at Hammond Baptist High School. Then they met again at Tennessee Temple Schools and began dating. They were married on July 11, 1981. In the Fall of 1981, Fred transferred to Temple Deaf College, where he graduated in 1983. While in school, he became Evangelist on the weekends. After finishing school, he became a full-time evangelist.

Dr. Adams was a full-time evangelist all over America for 11 years after graduation from Temple Deaf College. He was ordained by Pastor Eugene Bordean, Pastor Bob Baker, Pastor Arlie Spargur, Pastor John Rohrer and Dr. John Clark at Firestone Road Baptist Church in May 1987.

Dr. Adams founded Sword Deaf Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, in September 1989. Fred and Sherrie were ready to follow the Lord’s Will and use Adams Ministry to help the ministries of Sword Deaf Baptist Church. While Dr. Adams is a pastor, he also helps other churches to start deaf ministries and find deaf pastors for them. In Matthew 9:35-38, the Bible says there are few deaf labors and many lost deaf in the field that need the Gospel. Dr. Adams’ desire to reach the deaf in the villages and cities and to see more deaf churches in America.

Dr. Adams founded Sword Deaf Bible College in September 1999. His desire is to see students trained to reach the deaf of the world for Christ.

Now Dr. Adams is traveling to present the work Adams Ministry and to increase their family support. Also, he is traveling for the deaf church and college building support because his desire is that the building be debt-free.

Mrs. Sherrie Adams

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herrie was born deaf and raised in Canton, Ohio. She went to different kinds of churches while growing up. In April 1976 she went to Firestone Road Baptist Church at age 14. She was faithful to that church and involved in the youth activities. In 1977 she attended Hammond Baptist High School for tone and one half years, and then transferred to Tennessee Temple High School, where she graduated in 1981. She had always thought she was saved. At age 12, she had gone to a Christian camp, and one may prayed with her for forgiveness of sin. But during her senior year at Tennessee Temple High School, she realized she was not saved because she never asked for forgiveness herself. She accepted Christ Jesus on January 25, 1981. She now does volunteer work as church secretary and is involved in the ministries of the Sword Deaf Baptist Church.