Born Again Free Church holds first anniversary after founder dies

Born Again Free Church holds  first anniversary after founder dies
September 10
00:00 2015

Wife leads the church’s 35th anniversary celebration

The Born Again Free Church Choir performs. (submitted photo)

By Timothy Ramsey

For The Chronicle

On Sunday, Sept. 6, the Born Again Free Church celebrated its 35th anniversary at 741 Moravia St. in Winston Salem. This year’s anniversary is the first since the passing of church founder Apostle Lindsey W. Adams. His wife, Bishop Barbara Adams, now presides over the congregation.

Apostle Adams, born in Chocowinity, N.C., on Jan. 29, 1941, started his first church in the kitchen of his home with his wife and three children in Wendell, N.C. He moved to his first building in Garner in 1980. Four years later, Apostle Adams moved his family to Winston Salem, following the will of God, the church history says.

In September 1992, they moved into their current location in Winston Salem. In addition to the Winston-Salem location, the Born Again Free Church has a location in Roseboro as well as a church in Thomasville.

The church congregates at the Thomasville location on 1st and 3rd Sundays and the Winston-Salem location on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. The church sends a team to the Roseboro location on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month because this location does not have any active members at this point in time, but has weekly visitors.

The church has helped those in need whenever possible with the Helping Hand Ministry that provides food, clothing and shelter for those in the community and touching lives of people throughout North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina.

Sunday started with Sunday school, which was lead by Minister Lindsey Adams Jr., son of founder Apostle Adams, who delivered an inspirational message of thanks to the members. Last year’s church anniversary minutes were also given as well as ending remarks from Bishop Barbara Adams.

The anniversary included singing by the Born Again Free Church Mass Choir, the children’s choir, and the Royal sisters. Brother Edward Lee Jr. provided a spoken word poem celebrating the church anniversary.

There was a Scripture reading by Sister Sandra Lee, a history of the church and its founder Apostle Adams provided by Minister Valjean Prince and a “short message of Thanksgiving for how the Lord has kept us for one more year,” according to Bishop Barbara Adams.

“The anniversary to me was a blessing, the word was great, and it was an awesome time praising the Lord” said Brother Edward Lee Jr. of the day’s events.

The service ended with a benediction and an acknowledgement of visitors. Following the service, the entire congregation met for a meal at the church fellowship hall to conclude the day’s events.

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