Dr. John Robert “Bobby” Adolph was born April 9, 1966 in Houston, Texas to the late Seymour V., Sr. and Barbara Jean Adolph. He attended East Houston Elementary School, Kirby Middle School and Smiley Senior High School. He entered Texas Southern University on full scholarship in 1984 and received a BBA Degree in December 1989. After being ordained in the ministry by his father, Rev. Seymour Adolph, Sr., at New Hope Baptist Church, Houston TX., in 1992 he continued matriculating at Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, GA. While in Georgia 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 with a degree of Master of Divinity, Pastor Adolph was called to become the Under Shepherd of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas. He accepted this call and has continued to lead the flock for eighteen years. In pursuit to further his education and his desire to learn more of the teachings of religion, he entered the Houston School of Theology and graduated with his doctorate degree.
Pastor Adolph is active in many facets of both religious and community affairs. First and foremost he is the Pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; he is on the Board of Directors for Memorial Herman Baptist Hospital, the Board of the National Baptist Convention, Inc. of America, the Board of the I Have a Dream program, the President of the Southeast Chapter of One Church One Child adoption agency, member of the Ministerial Alliance, the CEO of Jehovah Jirou Village, Omega Psi Phi fraternity member, One Hundred Black Men of Greater Beaumont member and an active community advocate.
This man of the cloth arrived in the Beaumont area with a vision. Because of his foresight, the church purchased 29 acres of land and the fast growing membership moved from their location on Washington Blvd. and constructed a new edifice at 3920 W Cardinal Dr. In 2011 an additional youth building was erected that encompasses Evolution Academy, a charter school. Still visualizing, Pastor Adolph instrumented for the first time ever by a church, the opening of new streets by the City of Beaumont. As CEO of Jehovah Jireh Village, he piloted the building of affordable homes for low to middle income families and first time homebuyers with forthcoming plans for Senior Citizen Apartments and Townhomes.
Pastor Adolph is well known for his teaching and preaching. He can be seen on TBN, Impact Television and Sunday morning worship on Streaming Faith. He has traveled extensively all over the United States in addition to Africa and Oxford, England. He is the author of five bestselling Christian books and is best known for the sermon “Somebody Go Get Leroy”. He has a daily devotion blog and a weekly conference prayer line. Most recently, he has established the Community Tabernacle Church which is located in the San Jacinto mall in Baytown, Texas. He has also instituted an extension of the Grace School of Theology for the training of those interested in ministry. One of Pastor’s prime objectives is to reach lost souls and those who are unsaved. To this extent, he has motivated members to reach out and envelope a platform known as “Here We Grow Again”. This awesome group has developed home study groups and classes that contact persons within the church and community and invite them to join in bible study in their homes or at church.
This man of God’s messages have reached from the ghetto to the White House, to overseas and to the men and women of our armed forces. He believes in vision with a mission and that if God can’t fix it, nobody can. God can handle it!