Khristi L. Adams
Khristi is an Author, Speaker, Youth Advocate, Filmmaker & Playwright. She is the author of the book “The Misinterpreted Gospel of Singleness: a cultural critique of myths surrounding singleness in the Christian community.” Khristi is ordained with American Baptist Churches USA. She is currently an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens. Previously she worked as an Interim Protestant Chaplain & Chaplain in Residence at Georgetown University Law Center & Georgetown University. Khristi was the Associate Campus Pastor for Preaching & Spiritual Programming at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California and former Director of Youth Ministries at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, NJ. Khristi is the Founder & Director of “Becoming,” an organization designed to empower, educate & inspire girls between the ages of 12-16. Khristi is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Advertising and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary where she obtained a Master of Divinity degree. Khristi directed & produced a short-film documentary called “Chivalry is Dead” where she won Best Directorial Debut of a Documentary at the NY International Film Festival. “Chivalry” was also recognized as Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards and selected for screening at the Charlotte Black Film Festival & The People’s Film Festival. Her second short film, “Narrow Road”, is a documentary short about a 21 year old college student who was born with Cerebral Palsy to an Alaskan mother who struggled with emotional illness and addiction. Khristi is writer and director of the stage plays, God & Country, The Herstory Exhibitions and Yesterday I Died. In October 2010, she was featured in “Almighty Debt: A Black in America Special” on CNN highlighting work she’s done with young people in the community. She has done cross-cultural work in Ghana, West Africa; Kingston, Jamaica & Mexico working with churches, schools, prisons and community groups. She is on the Board of Directors for “Word Made Flesh,” a non-profit organization existing to serve among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor. Khristi is a Pastoral Counselor at Christian Wellness Center in Somerset, NJ & a featured writer on Huffington Post Religion, Off the Page (of Our Daily Bread) and several other online publications.