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Pastor Profile: Rob Adams

NAME: Rob Adams CHURCH: Immanuel Baptist Church, Westbrook NUMBER OF YEARS IN THE MINISTRY: 36 NUMBER OF YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: 6 1/2 REASON FOR GOING INTO THE MINISTRY: I sensed a call to full-time ministry at the age of 15 while reading my ...

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With 36 years in ministry, Rob Adams is currently pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Westbrook.(Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

NAME: Rob Adams

CHURCH: Immanuel Baptist Church, Westbrook

NUMBER OF YEARS IN THE MINISTRY: 36

NUMBER OF YEARS IN CURRENT POSITION: 6½

REASON FOR GOING INTO THE MINISTRY: I sensed a call to full-time ministry at the age of 15 while reading my Bible. "As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee." (Jeremiah 17:16)

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EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, Wis. (1975); master's degree from Maranatha Graduate School of Theology (1977).

FAMILY: Debby and I met at college, and we will soon celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. The Lord has blessed us with a daughter and three sons. They are all married now, and we have nine grandchildren.

PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY: God, family, ministry. My primary responsibilities are to please Him who has chosen me to be a soldier, love my wife and preach the Word.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Reading, golf, listening to classical and sacred music, following the Green Bay Packers and motorcycle riding.

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: "Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1, 2)

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