Yesterday, November 16, the family and a few friends met at the graveside of Jay Adams to give thanks to God for his life and ministry. A memorial service is planned for this Sunday afternoon, November 22, at 4:00 at the Abner Creek Baptist Church in Greer, SC where Dr. Adams’ grandson-in-law serves as pastor.

The service will be live-streamed on the Redeemer ARP YouTube channel. The family has asked that instead of sending flowers, friends consider contributing to the memorial fund established at the Redeemer Biblical Counseling Training Institute where Jay taught and trained counselors in his retirement years.

Please leave any tributes or messages for the family in the comments section of our previous blog post.


  1. Dr. Mark & Theresa Smith November 19, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    God blessed you Brother. We have all been admonished by you and through you. What a lasting ministry you leave behind with thousands and thousands who have been taught, trained and bettered by God working through you. Thanks for all of it. You will be missed, but Heaven is where we are all looking forward to being.

  2. Danny Levi November 22, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    As a student in the D. Min. Program under Dr. Jay Adams, I ask the esteemed professor to autograph one of his books for me. I said, “just write something nice”. So he wrote “something nice” on the inside front page and signed his name. In this incident and many others, Dr. Adams demonstrated the importance of being clear in communication. He taught me to take a “preaching stance” of “God says” when preaching. He taught me that I would not be free in the pulpit until I could make “sounds” in the pulpit. He gave me the gift of getting to preach in chapel to my fellow classmates. He gave me great encouragement in my preaching by simply saying “thank you” to me after that chapel.
    Goodbye for now “Master Mentor”.

  3. Willuam Viss November 26, 2020 at 8:41 am

    Jay Adams the Author! When living in Willow Grove, Pa. he bought a used table about 3 ft. by 15 plus ft. for his study in his garage; he had to extend his garage to get it in! But his table was then large enough to keep multiple spaces open for his simultaneous writing projects!
    Jay Adam’s the Evangelist! In his week of summer preaching at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ., a “Q & A” format would be powerful. Jay preached the ‘answers’, heart-felt and Spirit-filled: one thought ofJohn The Baptist! At times such a large crowd stopped to listen in front of the open Chapel doors that it blocked the regular Boardwalk traffic!

  4. Susan Oren January 26, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    We knew Jay well. “Something nice,” is so Jay! It shows how incredibly HUMBLE he was.. we miss him greatly! Susan & Jon Oren

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