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Adams, Robert Horton

 Collection — Container: Folder
Identifier: KUMA-02-634

Scope and Contents

Folder 1. Pastor's personal record for the Central Kansas Conference (1967) Application for the Stewart Scholarship, Central Kansas Conference, including academic transcript, physician's examination, reference letters, application essaay (1962) Permanent record for admission into the annual Central Kansas Conference (1961)


  • Record Keeping: 1961-1967


Biographical or Historical Information

Robert Horton Adams was born in Decatur, Texas, on July 12, 1930, to D. W. and Opal Adams. The family later moved to the Wichita area and lived there during the WWII years, where the young Adams attended high school in the Planeview area, newly built for the influx of aircraft workers. After graduation and marriage, he attended Friends University while working at Boeing and beginning to raise his young family. He received his B.A. from Friends in 1955 and began preaching at a small Free Methodist church in Arkansas City, an experience he described as "discouraging." After a break from preaching, he felt a renewal of his call and began preaching at Grandview Methodist Church near Winfield, Kansas (1959-1960). He was then appointed to the Lyona church (Junction City, Kan.) and entered seminary (St. Paul School of Theology) in 1961. Rev. Adams was admitted to the Central Kansas Conference on trial in 1961. He was ordained deacon on May 28, 1961, and admitted into full membership and ordained elder in May, 1963. After his appointment to the Lyona church in 1960, he also served at the Prairie Chapel church in Jennings before transferring to the Nebraska Conference on June 1, 1967. Rev. Adams was married to Evelyn Irene Gossard on May 12, 1951. Their children are: - Richard Randall Adams (born December 1, 1951) - Roger Dale Adams (born May 14, 1953) - Rex Wayne Adams (born November 20, 1954) - Rodney Gene Adams (born February 15, 1960) Rev. Adams died November 25, 1988, in Florida. His memoir can be found in the Nebraska Conference Journal for 1989, page 371.

Note written by Sarah St. John


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Language of Materials



This collection contains information pertaining to Robert Horton Adams, a minister in the Central Kansas conference in the 1960s. He transferred to the Nebraska Conference in 1967.

Arrangement Note

Documents are arranged in reverse-chronological order, with the 1967 personal record on top, followed by the 1962 scholarship application and the 1961 permanent record.

Other Descriptive Information

Information from Kansas West card file (discarded): 1961 - on trial, Central KS Conf 1963 - full member and ordained elder 1967 - transferred to Neb Conf

Jen McCollough, Sarah St. John
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker University and Kansas United Methodist Archives Repository

518 8th Street
PO Box 65
Baldwin City KS 66006 US