Our Staff Pastor

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Our Staff Pastor

 

Dr. Adam Christman has served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Clairemont since June of 2021. He holds a BA in Christian Studies from California Baptist University, a Master's of Divinity (M.Div.) from Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in New Testament Studies, also from Gateway Seminary. Pastor Adam has served in churches in three major regions of California, from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley to Southern California. He grew up in Bakersfield, California. Adam rejoices in being married to Rachel, and in being the father to three young children. He loves Jesus and the Bible, and rejoices in preaching and teaching the Gospel. Adam describes himself as "a huge nerd" for a variety of reasons, but is especially known for being a long-time fan of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and of the show Mystery Science Theater 3000.