Meet our Executive Pastor

Dr. Casey Adams is the Executive Pastor of the Goshen Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chicago, IL.

A Message from Dr. Adams

We are thrilled that you have taken time out of your busy schedule to visit the Goshen website. We feel that the church should be a real place, a place that is warm and relevant to the lives of real people in normal everyday situations. It is always a joy to hear another testimony of how God is daily changing the lives of the members at Goshen.

So many of the visitors to our website are searching for answers to some of life's most challenging questions. It is our desire that that search will lead to the discovery of the incredible and unconditional love of God. Forgiveness for sin is available to every man because God sent His Son Jesus to suffer the wrath of a Holy God against sin, in order that we might be forgiven.

We pray that you have experienced this incredible truth in your own life. Goshen is made up of people just like you, and it is a place with something for everyone, regardless of the stage in life. The purpose of this website is to help answer any questions you might have about what God is doing at Goshen and to find some of the answers to questions you might have about the God we serve and love. Please take the time to go to each area of the website and discover why it is evident that God truly has smiled on the Goshen family. 

When you are in the Chicago area, it would be an honor to have you join us for worship.

Yours in Christ!

Dr. Casey & Caroline Adams

Dr. Casey Adams Biography

Dr. Casey Adams is a product of Seventh-day Adventist Education. He has been preaching and teaching since early childhood and has been in pastoral ministry since 2012. He has served as Associate Pastor of Mt. Calvary SDA Church in Huntsville, Alabama; New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama; and the Elim Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition, Dr. Adams has had the privilege of serving as School Administrator, Teacher, and Chaplain for Elim Junior Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. He currently serves as Executive Pastor for the Goshen Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chicago, Illinois.

An effective communicator of God’s Word, Dr. Adams is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. Between leading numerous outreach initiatives, revivals, and mentoring programs, Dr. Adams has also played a major role in growing the membership of numerous churches and spreading the word of God throughout a number of regions in the United States. He has also spent a great deal of time conducting seminars and training workshops for families, church leadership and for ministry leaders across North America. To put it simply, Dr. Adams is a trusted partner among leaders and congregations around the nation who share his excitement and passion for spreading God's love, and for sharing the awesome power and truth of his message.

Dr. Adams is a native of Long Island, New York by way of Palm Bay, Florida. He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling, a Masters of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Evangelism and Church Planting, and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Christian Leadership and Management with a minor in Evangelism. He has completed his studies at Johnson & Wales University, Oakwood University, and Liberty University. Dr. Adams is also a Symbis Assessment Certified Facilitator for which he has the opportunity to help guide couples as they matriculate through the process of getting married and staying married. He is the author of three books: Breaking Generational Curses, The Perfect Love: A Spiritual Guide for Young Married Couples, and 30 Days of Praise. He is also a published gospel song writer with his composition "Please Come to Jesus Right Now".

He is married to the former Caroline Renee Bucknor of whom he has had the privilege of walking as one with for the past 6 years. When he's not in the office or addressing a congregation, both Dr. & Mrs. Adams enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and helping others find their place within the church and society.