Charles Gilchrist Adams

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Charles Gilchrist Adams (born December 13, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan[1]) became the first Nickerson Professor of the Practice of Ethics and Ministry at Harvard Divinity School in 2007.[2]


Adams served as the senior pastor at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, United States, since 1969.

Adams earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. He obtained a Rockefeller Fellowship of Harvard University, a Doctoral Fellowship of Union Theological Seminary and the Merrill Theological Fellowship of Harvard University.[3]

In 1991[4] and 1992,[5] Ebony selected Adams as one of the 100 "Most Influential Black Americans".

In 1993, Ebony magazine listed[clarification needed] Adams in their list of "The 15 Greatest Black Preachers".[6]


  1. ^ "Hartford Memorial Baptist Churct, Detroit: Our Pastor". Archived from the original on 2008-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Five New Members of Faculty Taking Up Duties in 2007-08" (PDF). Harvard Divinity Today. Summer 2007. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Charles Gilchrist Adams Bio". Morehouse College. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ "The Most Influential Black Americans". Ebony. Johnson Publishing Company. 46 (7): 48. May 1991. ISSN 0012-9011. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  5. ^ "The Most Influential Black Americans". Ebony. Johnson Publishing Company. 47 (7): 62. May 1992. ISSN 0012-9011. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  6. ^ "The 15 Greatest Black Preachers". Ebony. Johnson Publishing Company. 49 (1): 158. November 1993. ISSN 0012-9011. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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