Dr. John Adolph was born April 9, 1966 in Houston, Texas to the late Seymour V., Sr. and Barbara Jean Jackson Adolph. He attended public schools in Houston to include East Houston Elementary School, Kirby Middle School and M. B. Smiley Senior High School. He went on to further his academic pursuits at Texas Southern University on full scholarship in 1984 and received a BBA Degree in December 1989.
Dr. Adolph accepted his call to preach and do the work of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in May of 1991. After being licensed to preach, he was compelled by the Holy Spirit to give his soul to the study of God’s Word, so he entered the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, Georgia where he would earn his Masters of Divinity Degree with honors. While in Atlanta two amazing things took place that would change his life forever. First, he was ordained by his earthly father and then Pastor, the Reverend Seymour V. Adolph, Sr. at New Hope Baptist Church, Houston TX., in May of 1994. And secondly, he met and married the love of his life, Dorrie Eileen and they are now the proud parents of two children, Sumone and Jonathan.
Upon graduation from Morehouse School of Religion, Pastor Adolph was called to become the Under Shepherd of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas. He accepted this Pastoral call in May of 1996 and has continued to lead the flock for over twenty years. In pursuit to further his education and his desire to learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ, he entered the Houston Graduate School of Theology and graduated with his Doctorate of Ministry Degree in June 1999.
Pastor Adolph arrived in the Beaumont area with a vision to build the Kingdom of God on earth. With a sincere desire to reach the lost and disciple the saved in his heart, the congregation of 57 members started to grow and is today a community of faith that numbers over 5,100 in weekly worship services each week. This growth that was produced by the Holy Spirit caused him to build. With God leading the way, Dr. Adolph was blessed to acquire well over 75 acres of land and moved Antioch from its location on WashingtonBlvd. to 3920 W Cardinal Dr. in 2011.
The new location is a communal citadel of hope that consist of a 1500 seat worship center, an administration complex, a housing development that has constructed 60 new homes and added 4 new streets to the city’s infrastructure, along with two 148 unit town home projects, Grace Lakes and the Place of Grace for persons 55 years of age and older. All of these multi-million dollar communal kingdom developments were accomplished through the church CDC, Jehovah Jireh Village of which he serves as the President.
Pastor Adolph is well known for his teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His national and international ministry includes a weekly broadcast on The NOW Network, Live Stream global multimedia network, a weekly prayer call that hosts well over
10,000 people every Wednesday morning and has published numerous articles and books. His most recent book released by Advantage Publications is doctrinal “must read” that is being used by Christians and churches across the nation to empower believers entitled VICTORY: Ten Fundamental Beliefs that Eradicate Defeat in the life of a Christian.
Most importantly, Dr. Adolph is a saved, born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is committed to doing all that he can, while he can, for the Lord that saved, healed and called him.