Bob Adams is the Vision Room Curator and Guest Experience Navigator for Auxano, a clarity first consulting firm serving the church.
Prior to joining Auxano he served 8 years as the Lead Church Consultant for JH Batten, a church design builder. His background also includes over 23 years as an associate/executive pastor for 3 churches with primary responsibilities in church facilities administration, communication and discipleship.
Bob is passionate about helping church leaders thrive by turning challenges into opportunities.
A favorite quote by Albert Einstein states his philosophy well: “I have no talents. I am only passionately curious.”
Current areas of mission curiosity include leadership development, guest experiences in the church, the urban ministry context, multi-site opportunities, team dynamics, and serving in the culture around us.
He has been a frequent speaker at national events including the Worship Facilities Expo, Church Solutions Expo, Creation Care Conference, EPA Sustainable Communities Conference, annual conferences of the NACDB, NACBA, NACFM, and various state Baptist Building Conferences. Bob has contributed articles for Worship Facilities, Church Solutions, Church Worship & Technology, and the NACBA Ledger magazines. He writes daily for a personal blog.
Bob’s education background includes a B.S. in Accounting from Tennessee Tech University, a MRE in Church Administration and Communications from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and post-graduate work at Emory University in church business administration. His lifelong pursuit of knowledge continues with a voracious reading regimen, a cherished habit passed on by his dad at an early age.
Bob and his wife Anita have been married for 33 years. They have 2 sons, (with 2 daughters-in-law, 1 grandson, 2 granddaughters, and a 4th grandchild on the way), a daughter at Campbell Divinity School, and a son who is a culinary student at Johnson & Wales University. Bob and Anita are actively involved with Elevation Church in Charlotte, where they serve at the Uptown Campus. Bob is a Guest Services Coordinator and Anita serves on the Connections Team.
He is an avid reader, especially in the areas of leadership development, today’s culture, military history, technological thrillers, science fiction, the food and restaurant industry and business biographies.
Bob leads the Adams Family Pizza Quest, a weekly pursuit of the quintessential pizza. He and his family (well, mostly Bob; the rest just humor him) utilize a 5-slice rating system that measures ambiance, crust, toppings, and overall pizza goodness. After two years of almost weekly excursions, only 1 pizza has earned 5 slices. That would be The Sicilian - Red sauce, sausage, cappicola, salami, oregano, basil, pecorino-romano and fontina – accompanied by an Italian Chopped Salad, from WaterStone Wood Fired Pizza in Lynchburg, VA. Just in case you wanted to know…