DAVIS—Larry and Edwine Adams have many fond memories at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. The couple, who have served in the ministry in Kentucky and Oklahoma, began attending Falls Creek in the late 1960s.

Hance Dilbeck presented Larry and Edwine Adams a keepsake that reflects the naming of the Adams Lodge at Falls Creek. Photo by Brian Hobbs

From the times of Larry volunteering at the First Aid Station, to Edwine interacting with young people on the campgrounds, to today, the Adamses are amazed at how God has changed so many lives with the Gospel at Falls Creek through the years.

“It is such a great joy to see the transformed lives at Falls Creek,” Larry said. “The Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) tells us that Falls Creek represented more foreign missionaries (on the field) than any other Southern Baptist entity. Falls Creek truly has changed so many lives.”

Edwine remarked about the God-given vision of the founders of Falls Creek, W.D. Moorer and J.B. Rounds. “The founders had quite a vision. To go down to the woods and be able to picture a Christian camp where people could come to Christ, it’s all so amazing.”

Even as the couple marvels at the spiritual transformation at Falls Creek, they also have come to appreciate the renovation and improvements at Falls Creek through the years.

In 2018, one property was completely renovated and now bears their family name. The building formerly known as Lodge Two was renovated and now features improved rooms and furnishings, offering sleeping quarters for guests on campus.

Leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) received a major gift from Larry and Ewine’s son Pat Adams, a businessman and member of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Lodge Two, now known as Adams Lodge, will host guests throughout the year.

BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Hance Dilbeck, who recently recognized Larry and Edwine with an award and wall-art keepsake, noted the family’s spiritual influence.
“Larry and Edwine are the epitome of a Christian couple who have served faithfully,” said Dilbeck. “We are grateful to Pat and the entire Adams family for making this strategic investment at Falls Creek, where we believe the Lord will continue to transform many lives.”

Larry served as pastor at numerous Oklahoma churches, including Eufaula, First; Shawnee, Immanuel; Piedmont, First; he also faithfully served as campus director at Baptist Village of Oklahoma City, where he and his wife Edwine now reside.

Larry and Edwine feel honored to have their name associated with Falls Creek, a place they believe is uniquely blessed by God.

“There’s something about Falls Creek that is different than any other place,” Larry said.

For more information about Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, visit www.fallscreek.org.