Adam is the founding pastor of Resurrection, A United Methodist Church in Leawood, Kansas. Today Resurrection is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with six locations. Adam grew up in the Kansas City area, earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts and a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Methodist University, where he was awarded the B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics. He has written over 30 books, published by Abingdon Press, Harper Collins, and Convergent.