SOCIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

BIOGRAPHY OF ELDER VAN ADAMS


Elder Van D. Adams. God’s man for such a time as this. With the innate prowess afforded to a young man born in the Southern hills of Alabama, supplemented with the tenacity and vigor acquired in the urban cities of Metro Detroit, Elder Adams delivers the Word of God like none other.
Currently an Elder, at Solomon’s Temple, Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc (COOLJC), formerly pastored by Bishop William L. Bonner, Elder Adams with a genuine love for God’s people, selflessly endeavors to fulfill the commission of John 21:16-17, simply to feed the Body of Christ. Raised in the Pentecostal/Apostolic church he counts himself fortunate to glean and grow under the leadership of Bishop William L. Bonner, his pastor and Chief Apostle of the Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. From the days of a teenager he has come to love the Word of God and is honored to share it with others. Upon accepting his call to the ministry, he understood the importance of the charge, and continues to “study to show (himself) approved”
Elder Adams understands that the Man of God’s ministry begins and ends with being a Servant to God’s people. As a young man, and throughout his adult years, he has worn many hats of servitude in the ministry: Youth Pastor, teacher, author, announcer for the Media Ministry, Director for Singles Ministry as well as national offices within the COOLJC: Deputy Director Region 6, and Chief of Staff in the COOLJC’s International Congress. Elder Adams has held various positions of employment increasing his capacity to reach those both inside and outside of Body of Christ: Director of the Male Responsibility Program with the Detroit Urban League; Program Manager for the Detroit Empowerment Zone Development Corporation; Program Consultant for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA); and currently serves as Executive Assistant for the Southeast Michigan Division of MSHDA. Additionally, he is the owner and founder of Keystone Development Group, a real estate company.
Elder Adams prides himself in the God given ability to lead people to their fullest human potential and increasing their knowledge of God, in order for them to go even further.
Elder Adams finds great joy and fulfillment assisting and empowering today’s youth. He currently volunteers in various community and neighborhood activities: (KYDS IV) Kellogg Youth Development Seminars, and he teaches and mentors young neighborhood residents in his local churches and community. He is a board member with Warm Training Center, a non-profit that provides energy education, green consulting and green jobs training.
Moreover, he is the recipient of the Katherine Bicknell West African Fellows, and has toured Benin, and Togo West Africa. He has participated in global mission work in Grenada, West Indies, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Toronto, Canada.
Elder Adams completed graduate work in Urban Planning at Wayne State University, Ashland Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan and at the W. L. Bonner College in Columbia, South Carolina.

Prov. 10:22, “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich,
and he addeth no sorrow with it.”