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John Quincy Adams, III, CSB

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John Quincy Adams, III, CSB

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  • Where: Los Angeles, California
  • When: Summer


  • Where: New York, New York
  • When: Fall

My great joy is healing. Nothing compares to the moment of healing, of realizing God’s actuality, and one’s innocence as His child. Healing directly impacts families, friends, neighbors, and communities.

I spent my early years in Ohio being taught in the Christian Science Sunday School with my brother, three sisters, and cousins. Later, in my teens, I moved to New York City, where I pursued an acting career, studying with Lee Strasberg and Herbert Berghoff Studios.

In my mid-twenties, I was healed of a serious drug habit by reading through Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy three times. My healing was life-altering, and since then I've devoted my life to church participation in a full range of commitments, to my family, and to my continued spiritual development. Because of my desire for an increased understanding of God, I took Primary class instruction in 1970.

At one point, I owned nine flower stores in New York City, but in 1985, I sold the last of my businesses and went into the full-time public practice of Christian Science. Then in 2006, I was given the opportunity to take Normal class to become a teacher of Christian Science.

When I served on the Board of Lectureship, I spoke internationally and gave talks at drug treatment centers, medical schools, religious study classes, and prison facilities.

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