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Fred Adams is Pastor of Sword Deaf Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN

Dr. Fred Adams was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, in a non-Christian home. He became deaf at age one due to high fever. At age fourteen Fred was at Bill Rice Ranch for the first time where he saw {heard} about the Gospel and Hell. He accepted Christ Jesus as his personal Saviour on July 25, 1974. In 1977, Fred attended Hammond Baptist High School and graduated in 1979. He began teaching Sunday School when he was 17-years-old. Fred surrendered on December 24, 1978, to God’s call to preach the Gospel to the deaf. After graduating high school, he went to Tennessee Temple University for two years. Fred and Sherrie had first met and become friends at Hammond Baptist High School. Then they met again at Tennessee Temple Schools and began dating. They were married on July 11, 1981. In the Fall of 1981, Fred transferred to Temple Deaf College, where he graduated in 1983. While in school, he became Evangelist on the weekends. After finishing school, he became a full-time evangelist. Dr. Adams was a full-time evangelist all over America for 11 years after graduation from Temple Deaf College. He was ordained by Pastor Eugene Bordean, Pastor Bob Baker, Pastor Arlie Spargur, Pastor John Rohrer and Dr. John Clark at Firestone Road Baptist Church in May 1987. Fred was a pastor of Sword Deaf Baptist Church in Mason, Ohio in 1989 for 20 years as a Missionary Pastor. God leads Fred and Sherrie to move to Knoxville, TN in 2009 and started the new Deaf Church, Sword Deaf Baptist Church in June 2010 in Clinton, TN and resigned as pastor in May 2016 . He is a full time missionary to the deaf as helping/strenghtening the deaf ministries, deaf churches and the deaf work. Also is a president of Sword Deaf Baptist College since 1999. We have three sons, Christopher-32 years old, John-29 years old married and Matt-27 years old. All of them live in Cincinnati Ohio. They all are hearing and working as Sign Language interpreter.