Reverend Dr. Adric W. Kimbrough, Sr.
A Biographical Sketch
Dr. Adric Winters Kimbrough, Sr. is a gospel preacher and a native of Nashville, TN. He was licensed to preach the Good News on May 25, 1997, by Dr. Forrest E. Harris and the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. On June 7, 1998, Dr. Kimbrough was ordained to the Christian Ministry by Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., at Progressive Baptist Church in Nashville, TN.
Dr. Kimbrough was formerly a member of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee under the leadership of the Reverend Enoch Fuzz, and served as Associate Minister, Sunday School Teacher, and Worship Leader. On April 6, 2003 he was called to First Street Missionary Baptist Church as their seventh Pastor in the history of the church.
Dr. Kimbrough is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism with a minor in Business Administration. While at Tennessee State University he was on the “Dean’s List” several semester for academic excellence. He graduated from American Baptist College (Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Theology Degree in Bible and Preaching. He attended the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Master of Divinity Degree. Dr. Kimbrough has completed his Master of Science in Public Service Management from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. Continuing his education, Pastor Kimbrough received his Doctor of Ministry Degree on May 18, 2013 from Apex School of Theology in Durham, North Carolina. His dissertation was entitled, Empowering Transitional Men for Employment and Productivity through Spiritual Transformation.
He is a member of the following organizations: Interdenominational Minister’s Fellowship, NAACP, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He served the United States Navy for three years and received an Honorable Discharge with several meritorious awards and honors. Dr. Kimbrough is very concerned about justice and liberation in the twenty-first century, sets the pattern for a positive approach, relates to his day in a balanced manner, and injects a note of realistic optimism. He links together evangelism, missions, pastoral care, teaching, and social concerns in a refreshingly effective manner. In October of 2007, Dr. Kimbrough, along with a group from the Interdenominational Theological Center were honored to visit the Holy Land. He spent seven days in Galilee and six days in Jerusalem, taking ins such sights as Nazareth, The Mount of Olives, The Dead Sea, The Garden of Jerusalem, The Wailing Wall, and the Garden Tomb. The experience of being baptized in the River of Jordan as Dr. Kimbrough says, “was a life changing experience.”
Implementing many changes at First Street, Dr. Kimbrough currently has a program for the Narcotics Anonymous that meets weekly, a Room in the Inn Program, and a summer program for the youth. Under his leadership, the church received its 501c3. In the past eleven years he has ordained one minister, licensed 10 ministers, and ordained eight deacons. Dr. Kimbrough has put his staff to work not only supporting the church but the community at large.
Dr. Kimbrough is the son of Reverend Dr. Edith Winters Kimbrough and Reverend Dr. Charles E. Kimbrough. He is married to the former Kimberly Foster. They are the proud parents of LaChanta Cherie, Elizabeth, Adric Jr., Carlos, Adonis, Anthony and Darrell. He has two granddaughters, Londyn and Jordyn.