After many years as an educator, Rev. Dr. Sherry C. Adams, began to realize how crucial a mother is to a child. It became apparently clear that a mother's love could change the entire aspect of a child's life. During her tenure as an educator her motto was, "to love each and every child she taught as if they were her very own."
In 2001, she completed a, "Women in the Bible" class at Elizabeth Baptist Church. The women's bible group literally changed her life!!! She realized how much information the bible had in ministering to women in every possible situation of their life.
In September 2004, Dr. Adams had an extreme desire to want to help women with their walk with God. Even though she had a burning desire, the timing was not right. After much meditation and prayer, the Lord spoke to her and said once He gave her the name of the ministry, she would be ready to go forth.
In November 2004, Dr. Adams participated in a spiritual fast at her church, Emmanuel Tabernacle. At the completion of the fast, the Lord gave her the name of the ministry she would birth. The name would be, "The Women of the Well." Dr. Adams was familiar with the Woman at the Well, but she could not understand why the "at" was turned to "of" After completing a word study she realized the word "of" meant coming from or produced by, belonging to.
It became apparent the women who would come from this ministry would share in the belief about the one who brings us living water so we will never thirst again. We would tell those who have not met Jesus, "To Come See a Man." From this experience, the Woman at the Well changed an entire city.
On January 18, 2005 this ministry held its first bible study in the home of Dr. Adams. There were 22 eager women present who were anxious to learn and have a closer walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is our hope that the Women of the Well Ministry would also have the faith and belief in God that with His help, we too, can change a home, a community, a city, a state, a nation, and the world, one woman at a time.
On January 19, 2007, this ministry conducted its first spirit-filled worship service where we are reaching the lost and teaching the found. In this ministry, you will be equipped to go out into the world and spread the Word of Jesus Christ.
God blessed this ministry to not only touch the lives of women, but He allowed us to venture to college campuses to also make a difference. In April 2011 we were blessed to charter our first college campus ministry called Women of the Well, Genesis Chapter, located on the campus of the University of West Georgia. This ministry began with 8 eager young women wanting to make a difference on their campus and the Genesis Chapter reached over 100 members. God blessed again with the Atlanta University Center (Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College), Exodus Chapter and new to our family is Georgia State University, Leviticus Chapter!
A young man named Darius Jackson attended the Women of the Well Services at the University of West Georgia and inquired to our staff “When were we going to do something for the men?” This one question from this young man took this ministry in an entirely different direction! Soon after we found God blessing us with our FIRST Men of the Well Chapter, known as Genesis located at the University of West Georgia! This ministry has expanded as well to include the Exodus Chapter (Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College) and the Leviticus Chapter (Georgia State University).
These Men and Women of the Well, adult and collegiate members, began to work hand in hand which began a new movement henceforth known as Of The Well Ministry! God once again has shifted our purpose to begin, "Church A New Way" as well as "College Ministry Connect" where we go in colleges and universities nationally to assist in improving their students' spiritual journey. We are excited about what God has done and is doing for this ministry and we are humbled to watch His hand move us from glory to glory! The first service for "Church A New Way" will begin on October 11, 2015! To God be the Glory!
Our motto is Where God is Turning Wells into Rivers! Thank you God for calling us and blessing us to the point our cup has run over!
I heard the Lord's voice saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here I am, Send Me" And He said, "Go, and tell this people".....Isaiah 6:8-9