The InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit named Rev. Stancy Adams as its new chairperson. Rev. Adams has served as a minister and religious educator in metropolitan Detroit since 2004. She is associate minister and director of Christian education at Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit.
Rev. Adams succeeds Robert A. Bruttell, who will serve as the InterFaith Leadership Council’s vice chair. Three other officers will continue in their current roles: Raman Singh as president; Jaspal Neelam as treasurer; and Rev. Dr. Daniel Buttry as secretary.
In 2011, Stancy was ordained by Rev. Dr. DeeDee M. Coleman at Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church; where she serves as an Associate Minister and Director of Christian Education. In 2017 she graduated from Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) with a Master of Divinity
degree. While attending E.T.S., she served two years as President of the Student Council.
Adams is the spiritual advisor for Seasons of Life Ministry and assistant secretary of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity.
She served as Vice-President on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (M.O.S.E.S.), a non-profit social justice and leadership development organization known for its grassroots work with Detroit area’s churches, mosques, temples and synagogues. It is also known for its efforts in advocating for the most marginalized segments of the population.
In 2014, Adams with MOSES and other grassroots activists questioned why the City of Detroit was suddenly enforcing an ordinance that prohibited organizations from feeding the homeless in downtown Detroit, particularly in the area deemed for the new Redwings hockey stadium.
Adams is a Chaplain at Beaumont-Botsford hospital in Farmington, Michigan. She established a “Brown Bag” bible study in the workplace in 2003, at Deloitte & Touché, with the purpose of leading souls to Christ.
She has developed many institutes, bible studies and workshops for youth, women, young adults and teachers, as well as city and state government
agencies, including: “Takin’ it to the Streets;” “Exemplary Service;” Youth Training and Etiquette;
Teaching Techniques; and “Preparing for Success.”
Her passion and gifts in ministry lie in teaching and providing Pastoral Care; serving others
especially women and young adults. She said the ministry provides a “No judgment” space
while sharing and learning more about the love of God and assisting them in building a relationship
with Him and each other.