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Thomas Adams (d.1770)

Thomas Adams was probably born at Minchampton in Gloucestershire. He was converted in 1739 by a sermon preached by George Whitefield during a visit to Adams's home village. He became a lay preacher soon after and attended the meeting of Whitefield's first English Association in 1743. Adams travelled as far afield as Ireland and London but concentrated his ministry mainly in Gloucestershire.

After the collapse of the English Association, Adams largely restricted his ministry to the Tabernacle chapel which he built at Redborough in Gloucestershire. A popular figure with Calvinistic Methodist congregations, in 1745 he published The Character of the Almost and Altogether Christian.

Source: Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, edited by Donald Lewis (1995)

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