Jay Adams - Christian Author
Who is Jay Adams?
A native of Baltimore, Jay E. Adams now
resides in Spartanburg County, near
Woodruff, South Carolina. He is a graduate
of Johns Hopkins University, where he
majored in Greek and received the A.B.
degree. He earned a B.D. from the
Reformed Episcopal Seminary, the S.T.M
from the Temple University School of
Theology in Homiletics under Andrew W.
Blackwood, and the Ph.D from the
University of Missouri. He also did graduate
work at the Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological
Seminary and held a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychology at the University
of Illinois under O. Hobart Mowrer.
Dr. Adams has pastored churches in Western Pennsylvania and New
Jersey in the old United Presbyterian Church, the Reformed Presbyterian
Church, E.S., and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is now an
ordained Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister. For three years he
was on the faculty of the University of Missouri, where he taught speech.
He taught homiletics, counseling, and pastoral work in Westminster
Theological Seminary in Philadelphia from 1963-1983.
He is the Founder of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
of Laverock, Pennsylvania, and has edited The Journal of Pastoral Practice,
the Foundation's quarterly publication. He is a past president of the National
Association of Nouthetic Counselors. For 7 1/2 years, he was Director of
Advanced Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido,
California where he developed and taught in the Doctor of Ministry program.
He also traveled for the seminary teaching Continuing Education programs
in preaching and counseling. Several years ago Dr. Adams retired from the
pastorate of the church he had established in South Carolina and has
devoted his time to writing and lecturing in various places around the
In the fall of 2001 the Redeemer Biblical Counseling Training Institute was
established at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, SC where
Bill Slattery, Dr. Adams’ son-in-law is the pastor featuring the teaching of
Dr. Adams. The institute meets on Monday nights during the school year.
He is Editor-in-chief of Timeless Texts, A publisher dedicated to publishing
Adams is a frequent lecturer at ministerial conferences both here and
abroad. He has taught in England, France, Holland, Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, Spain, N. Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Brazil, Guatemala,
New Zealand, Austria, North Korea, and China. He has published over 75
books and is the translator of The Christian Counselor's New Testament.
He recently completed the ten volume Christian Counselor's Commentary
Dr. Adams and his wife Betty Jane have four children.