Dr. Adams is a true educator and churchman, having served 48 years as senior pastor, interim pastor, and in various pastoral roles since he was ordained to the Gospel ministry. Congruently, he has served at Liberty University, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lexington Baptist College and Southern Seminary as coordinator and professor. His tenure includes such roles as president, vice president, dean, dean of students, and professor. His former students serve in all fifty states and five continents. Adams has developed 21 ministry training centers including Africa, Malaysia, Mexico, and Ukraine. Has traveled to more than 17 different countries and 33 trips hosting over two thousand different persons on exposure and short-term mission events. Dave has been happily married to Becky for 47 years and together they have three adult children and five grandchildren.


  • D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ed.S., Lynchburg College
  • M.Ed., Lynchburg College
  • B.S., Lynchburg Baptist College
  • B.D., Arlington Baptist College