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Scott Adams, D.Min., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Scott Adams, D.Min., Ph.D.


Dr. Scott Adams serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Divinity. He is the lead pastor at the Midtown location of Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is married to his best friend, Kelly and has four children, Aniston, Preslie, Hudson, and Carsten. Adams received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Regent University, an M.A. and M.Div. from Liberty Theological Seminary, a D.Min. in Applied Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Radboud University, Netherlands. He has served as the dean of several Bible institutes and lectured on university campuses in the United States and Europe. In addition to his academic interests, Adams’ passion also involves equipping leaders for Gospel-centered, Spirit-empowered pastoral ministry. When he is not behind the pulpit or teaching in the classroom, he enjoys exercising, hunting, and traveling.


The Gospel of John
Pentecostal Pneumatology
Medieval Trinitarian Theology
Spirit-Empowered Pastoral Ministry


Published Articles

"The Spirituality of Jesus for the Unchurched and the Unaffiliated: A Pentecostal-Charismatic Perspective." Religions. 2022; 13(11):1122.

"The Rhetorical Function of Petitionary Prayer in Revelation." Neotestamentica 55, no. 1 (2021): 1-22. doi:10.1353/neo.2021.0000.

"The Coming of the Spirit and the Laying on of Hands." Journal of Pentecostal Theology 29, 1 (2020): 113-132, doi:

"An Examination of Prayer in 3 John 2 and the Farewell Discourse in Light of the Mission of God." Neotestamentica 54, no. 2 (2020): 187-207. doi:10.1353/neo.2020.0015.

"The Power of a Part-Time Call." Didaktikos. Journal of Theological Education 4, Issue 2 (2020): 13.

"Prayer in Johannine Perspective: An Analysis of Prayer in the Farewell Discourse and 1 John." Neotestamentica 54, no. 1 (2020): 105-128. doi:10.1353/neo.2020.0012.

Published Books

In Jesus' Name: Prayer in Ethical, Missional, and Eschatological Perspective. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2022.

Prayer in John's Farewell Discourse: An Exegetical Investigation. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2020.

Book Reviews

"Ever Hear of Feuerbach? That’s Why American and European Christianity Are in Such a Funk!", by Mark Ellingsen", Pneuma 45, 1 (2023): 125-127, doi:

"Radical Charity: How Generosity Can Save the World (And the Church), by Christopher Marlin-Warfield", Pneuma 42, 3-4 (2020): 537-539, doi:

"Who is Present in Absence? A Pentecostal Theological Praxis of Suffering and Healing, by Pamela F. Engelbert", Pneuma 41, 3-4 (2019): 535-537, doi: