Reverend Dr. Darvin A. Adams I is the twin son (Delvin) of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Adams III and a lifelong member of the Freeman Chapel CME Church in Hopkinsville. Kentucky. He is a 4th-Generation funeral director in his family's business, Adams & Sons Mortuary. An ordained Elder in Full Connection in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Adams has pastored 8 different church congregations in Kentucky and Ohio over the span of 16 years.
In addition to attending the Christian County public schools up to the 6th grade, Dr. Adams is a 1993 graduate of University Heights Academy in Hopkinsville. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Organizational Leadership (Business Management curriculum and Capstone Project) from Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Kentucky. Dr. Adams also completed his Masters of Divinity degree in 2009 from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he studied Theology, Culture and African-American Religious History. In May 2018, he completed the PhD in Theology and Ethics at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Adams' dissertation, 'Cause De Spirit Spoke to Me: Robertsian Conversations on Black Liberation Theology Amidst Economic Deprivation, received distinctive marks from both his committee and the Garrett institution. While studying at Northwestern, Dr. Adams was afforded the unique opportunity to study with Nobel Prize winner (Economic Science) Dr. Dale Mortensen in the areas of Economics and the Labor Market. Dr. Adams is a 5-time Awardee for Excellency in Pulpit Preaching and Pastoral Leadership. He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated and the NAACP.
Dr. Adams was recently elected to the Hopkinsville City Council representing Ward 1. Ward 1/Eastside of Hopkinsville is where Dr. Adams was born and raised. His current interests include Christian theology, community development, classroom teaching, writing books, lecturing, presenting papers at national conferences and global meetings; and continuing to serve the Christian church while being of visible service to those who are oppressed.