Harry Baker Adams, 1924-2020

February 6th,2020 Categories: Latest News

A friend of The Park whose family has included beloved Pastors and members of our historic community for generations

Harry Baker Adams died on January 22, 2020. He was born in 1924 in Stamford, Kentucky, a son of Adelaide Brettschneider Adams and the late Hampton Adams. After serving as pastor of churches in Missouri and Illinois, Harry joined the faculty of the Yale Divinity School in 1956, where he began a long and distinguished career of service to Yale and the greater community. In 1986, he was appointed as Chaplain of Yale University and in 1987, as Master of Trumbull College. He was also an accomplished author, publishing eight books, including Preaching: The Burden and the Joy, What Jesus Asks, God Confronts Man, and Seekers of the Way.

A Memorial Service will be held at Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, on February 8th at 2:00 p.m.