Who I Am, What I Believe


Who I Am:

My name is Isaac Adams, and  I hail from Northeast Washington, D.C. I’m the blessed husband of Megatron (or ‘Megan’ as some call her), a father, and a pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church. I studied Journalism and Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and I hold an MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I’m the founding host of United? We Pray, a podcast devoted to praying about racial divisions in churches, a topic I write about. On this website, you’ll find my poetry.

By God’s grace, I’m striving to never get over the fact that God saved me by giving me faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ’s cross and resurrection. Some say I have far too strong an affection for Oreo milkshakes and pizza, but I’m not really working on changing that.

What I Believe:  

Long story short: I am…

  • Fully confident in the Scriptures – I believe the Bible is the divinely-inspired Word of God, and that everything in it is true and accurate.
  • Christian – I affirm that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.
  • Protestant – I affirm the five “Solas” of the Reformation.
  • Reformed – I affirm the Doctrines of Grace, principles known to some as Calvinism.
  • Evangelical – I believe the only [biblical] gospel (which is the original and truest meaning of “evangelical”).
  • Unfinished – I realize that I am not in a perfected state yet, and thus can err in matters. I am eager to listen, learn, change, and mature as the Spirit convicts me through the Word of God and His people.[1]

Short story long: What may be the most richest yet most succinct summary of my beliefs is this statement of faith (the revised New Hampshire Confession of Faith) from my local church. To hear about how I came to believe in Jesus, listen to this spoken-word piece:

[1]These bullet points are a helpful summary from Tim Challies; I slightly modified them.