Life & Ministry

I was born in California, spent many of my early years in Connecticut, but later moved to Florida at the age of 9. I grew up in a very dysfunctional family, and throughout my teen years, I was completely enslaved to drugs and alcohol. My life continually spiraled downward and completely out of control. On a night that began like many others, with plans to indulge in every craving and sinful lust, I ran into an unforeseen head on collision with God. That night, God took complete hold of my life as I surrendered to Christ. I was instantly a new creation; my old life was gone and all things became new.

I immediately began sharing with anyone I could about the change God had made in my life. I began reading the Bible for hours, day and night; I couldn’t put it down. I continued to grow through prayer and scripture. Walking in the presence of God’s spirit became as natural as breathing. I wanted to serve the church in any way that I could, and spent time working with children, and youth and evangelism. All along, God was working and preparing me for full-time ministry. I received God’s call only months after I was saved, and served as a full time Christian minister for 9 years. At that point, God transitioned me to church planting, which is where I served for the next 27 years. During this time, God used me to establish 3 churches in 2 different states, now including Reformation Baptist Church. I am so thankful for every life that God has allowed me to be a part of throughout my ministry, and I look forward to continuing to serve God through my time at RBC.

Family

During my earlier years of ministry, a young lady named Debbie began attending a college and career ministry that I was leading. Later that year, God regenerated Debbie’s heart, and I was able to baptize her. I began to watch her grow in her walk with the Lord, but little did I know that she would later become my wife. In the subsequent weeks, we developed a friendship that later turned to love. We were married the following year on May 10th, 1986. Debbie and I have been blessed with 3 children Luke (married to Maria); Ryan (married to Julie) and Jacob who is in his second year of college at AUM. We also have 4 beautiful grandchildren: Paisley, Bailey, Riley and RJ.

Vision For RBC

I am so excited about what God has done in the short time that we have been together as Reformation Baptist Church and for what He continues to do! At RBC, we exist for the glory of God. Our vision and focus are to keep God central in our individual lives, our family lives, and our church life as we pursue God in holiness. As the body of Christ, we will worship together, focus on church-wide discipleship, witness in the world, and practice healthy church life. We believe that if we stay true to these foundational and Biblical truths, God will direct our paths in the direction he desires us to go.

Latest Sermons from Pastor Adam Rackliffe

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Working Out Our Salvation

October 12 2019

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Woe to Three Ancient Apostates

Jude Jude 1:11

October 12 2019

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What Will You Do With Jesus? | Part II

October 12 2019

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What Will You Do With Jesus? | Part I

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Unity Through Serving Others

October 12 2019

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Timothy & Epaphroditus, Servants of Christ

October 12 2019

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Three Warnings to Apostates

Jude 1:5-7

October 12 2019

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The Triumphal Entry of Christ | Luke 19:28-40

October 12 2019

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The Ticket and Treasure of the Gospel

October 12 2019

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The Keys of the Kingdom are Given to the Church

October 12 2019

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The Incarnation of Christ

October 12 2019

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The Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ

October 12 2019

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The Glory of The Word became Flesh | John 1:14

John

October 12 2019

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The Glory of God

October 12 2019

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The Fear of The Lord

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The Benefits of Living and Dying in Christ

October 12 2019

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The Benefits Of Generous Giving | Philippians 4:14-21

October 12 2019

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The Battle of the Mind | Philippians 4:8-9

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Standing in Love, Standing Firm & Standing together | Philippians 4: 1-3

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Six Dangerous Metaphors for Apostates

Jude 1:12-13

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Rejoice in the Lord, Always! | Philippians 4: 4

October 12 2019

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RBC's Vision

October 12 2019

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Rahab - A picture of Grace, Faith & Works

October 12 2019

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Praying in the Holy Spirit Part II

Jude 1:20

October 12 2019

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Praying in the Holy Spirit

Jude 1:20

October 12 2019

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Prayers of Thanksgiving and Joy Rooted in the Partnership of the Gospel

October 12 2019

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Prayer Instead of Worry Brings Peace | Philippians 4:6-7

October 12 2019

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Poured Out Like A Drink Offering

October 12 2019

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Overcoming the Sin of Worry! | Philippians 4:6-7

October 12 2019

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Mary, Martha or Both?

October 12 2019

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Lying & Dying in Church

October 12 2019

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Love Without Limits Part V

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Love Without Limits Part IV

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Love Without Limits Part III

October 12 2019

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Love Without Limits Part II

October 12 2019

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Love Without Limits

October 12 2019

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Living Worthy of the Gospel

October 12 2019

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Living To Win The Prize

October 12 2019

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Living for Christ in a World Full of Apostates!

Jude 1:17-25

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Living a Life of Love and Unity | Philippians 4:1-3

October 12 2019

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Kill Sin or Sin Will Kill You

October 12 2019

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Judgement of Apostates

Jude 1:14-16

October 12 2019

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Jesus, The True Light | John 1:9

John

October 12 2019

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Jesus, the Life and Light who Conquers Darkness

October 12 2019

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Jesus Incarnate, The Greatest Servant Ever

October 12 2019

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Introduction to the Book of John

John

October 12 2019

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Grace and Peace

October 12 2019

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God's Providence and Contentment | Philippians 4:10-13

October 12 2019

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God's Protection from Apostates

Jude 1:17-21

October 12 2019

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God Works in His Children to Conform us Into The Image of God

October 12 2019

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God Protects His Elect From Apostates

Jude 1:1-2

October 12 2019

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From Election to Glorification, Salvation is the Work of God

October 12 2019

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For Me to Live is Christ

October 12 2019

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Fathers Need to Lead Their Families in Worship

October 12 2019

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Enemies of the Cross | Philippians 3:18-19

October 12 2019

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Elders and Deacons

October 12 2019

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Do All Things Without Arguing and Complaining

October 12 2019

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Detecting Apostates

Jude 1:8-11

October 12 2019

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Contend for the Faith

Jude 1:3-4

October 12 2019

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Citizens of Heaven | Philippians 3:20-21

October 12 2019

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Celebrate Christmas

October 12 2019

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Born of God | John 1:10-13

John

October 12 2019

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Blaspheming Apostates!

Jude 1:8-10

October 12 2019

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All in for the Gospel Even If It Costs

October 12 2019

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Abiding In Christ Equals Joy

October 12 2019

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A Testimony That Shines Like The Stars

October 12 2019

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A Place Called Hell

October 12 2019

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A Life Consumed in the Gospel is a Life of Joy

October 12 2019