Living out Faith in Business and Government

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Greg Adams discuss the intersection of faith and work, focusing on Adams’ experience in business and government. Note: This episode as recorded before March 2020.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) from 2000–2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Greg Adams

Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Princeton University in 1976 and a master’s in science and management from M.I.T. in 1989. He joined IBM in 1976, and worked his way up to the company’s senior leadership team, most recently as a managing director in the financial services sector. Throughout his time at IBM, he held positions in sales, marketing, operations, reengineering & quality, and general management. Early in his career, he had assignments in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Boston, Nashville and New York. After that, he served as managing director of operations and board member for IBM Japan in Tokyo. After working for IBM for 37 year, in July of 2013 he joined Governor Haslam’s senior team, serving as the first Chief Operating Officer for the State of Tennessee until February 2019. In the governor’s effort to make Tennessee the best-managed state in the nation, Greg’s role was to work with state departments to ensure they were operating in the most efficient way possible. $575 million was cut in recurring spending, state government was shrunk, the budget balanced every year, the state’s savings account was tripled and Tennessee has been awarded a triple AAA bond rating the last two years. In addition, under Governor Haslam, Tennessee is recognized as a national leader in education and economic development. He has been married to his wife, Jeannine, for 44 years and has three married children and ten grandchildren.