Charles Christian Adams studied at Morehouse College and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. He went on to earn the Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. While there, Rev. Adams served as the Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Bronx Christian Fellowship Church, Bronx, New York under the Pastorate of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook. Both Dr. Cook and Rev. Adams comforted and counseled many in the Wall Street area in the immediate aftermath of ‘9ll’. In addition, he was Program Coordinator for the Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia University in New York and has completed the Summer Leadership Institute at Harvard Divinity School.
Rev. Charles Christian Adams served as the Presiding Pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church for eleven years and now serves as Pastor. In addition to his preaching and teaching ministry at Hartford, Rev. Adams has traveled the world, ministering in Geneva, Switzerland for the World Council of Churches, Harare, Zimbabwe for the Baptist World Alliance Youth Conference and Johannesburg, South Africa for the American Baptist Churches. He has preached throughout the United States, Europe and Africa. In April 2013 Rev. Adams received the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. Rev. Adams also regularly conducts behavioral health seminars at churches, schools, prisons, treatment facilities and anywhere else he may be needed.
Rev. Adams is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, lifetime member of the NAACP and currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Michigan Progressive Baptist Convention. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Recovery Project and the Emmanuel House Recovery Center. Additionally, he sits on the board of directors for Morehouse School of Religion, Loyola High School and Ecumenical Theological Seminary. He is an advisory board member for the American Baptist Women in Ministry as well as St. Jude Research Hospital. Rev. Adams also directly serves his community as a sworn city official, sitting on the City of Detroit Board of Ethics and is a past Board President of The Metropolitan Christian Council of Detroit & Windsor.
Rev. Charles Christian Adams is the father of Charles Edward, and Madison Elizabeth and is married to Dr. Maria Lauren Adams.