The Social Justice Ministry of COOLJC is driven by a mission that goes beyond words, focusing on actively serving communities and fulfilling the Christian duty to address social concerns. The department operates under principles derived from Scripture and Holy Spirit guidance. These principles include advocating for a world where every child, family, and individual can live free from the threat of gun violence. Additionally, the department stands against the injustice of disproportionate mass incarceration, emphasizing forgiveness and support for formerly incarcerated individuals upon re-entry into society. The commitment extends to addressing issues such as discriminatory police brutality, equal access to healthcare, safe and affordable housing, and economic opportunities for all, irrespective of race, ethnicity, or income. The ministries mission is grounded in a dedication to justice, equity, and the well-being of individuals and communities.
Elder Van D. Adams, God’s man has a word for today with an impact for a lifetime. He is described as an innovative thinker, a passionate preacher, and a globally-minded pastor. Elder Adams has a genuine love for God’s people,and selflessly endeavors to fulfill the commission of John 21:16-17, simply to feed the Body of Christ.
Throughout the years Elder Van Adams has served faithfully and diligently under the leadership and tutelage of the late Apostolic giant, Chief Apostle William L. Bonner, and he is now serving as Assistant Pastor alongside thecurrent pastor, Bishop Henry Davenport, at Solomons Temple Church in the motor city of Detroit, Michigan (USA).
As a young man, and throughout his adult years, he has worn many hats of servitude in the ministry of Solomon’s Temple Church as Youth Pastor, Teacher, Author, Announcer for the Media Ministry, and Director for the Singles Ministry. 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 the call to theministry, he understood the importance of the charge and continued to study to show himself approved.
Elder Adams is the recipient of the Katherine Bicknell West African Fellowship and has toured Benin and Togo, West Africa. He is honored to serve the body of Christ and loves God’s people worldwide and is passionate about kingdom-building and evangelizing the gospel in the U.S. and globally in various countries like Kenya, Uganda,India, South Africa, Mexico, Rwanda, Pakistan, Philippines, and the islands of Jamaica, and Trinidad.
In service to the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, since 2014, Elder Adams has faithfully served as the moderator of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Board of Apostles monthly Empowerment Prayer Conference Call, and one of the former moderators for the Apostles Wives Mother’s Prayer for the Family Conference Call. Elder Adams is currently the Director of the COOLJC Social Justice Ministry (SJEREC) and is the Co-Founder of the Pentecostal Alliance for Social Justice in partnership with Live Free, PAW, and COGIC.
Elder Adams completed his master’s in urban planning at Wayne State University. He has also attended Ashland Theological Seminary Detroit Center in Southfield, Michigan, and the W. L. Bonner College in Columbia, South Carolina.
Elder Adams has held various positions of employment increasing his capacity to reach those both inside and outside the 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, he is the Senior Community Development Specialist for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Additionally, he is the owner and founder of Harvester Group LLC, a real estate company. Elder Adams prides himself in his God-given ability to lead people to their fullest potential and increase their knowledge of God.