Axel D. Adams is the son of Mattie Adams and the late Albert Adams, Sr. and is a native of New Ellenton, South Carolina in Aiken County. Mr. Adams is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, national leader, former elected and appointed official appearing on national platforms at conferences, churches, colleges, and community event’s.

He is employed with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition where Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. is the Founder and President where he is the National Director of the 1000 Churches Connected Program. His primary responsibilities are to build, cultivate, deepen, and leverage partnerships with over two thousand Pastors, representing three million congregant’s around the United States, focusing on what Rev. Jackson calls “A program created to deliver a message of economic and health responsibility through the church”. Some initiatives Axel manages are the Financial Literacy, Saving Churches and Homes Initiatives working with Banking Institutions, and Economic and Social Justice Issues. It is the belly of the organization and he supervises the work of Regional Directors in New York, California, Detroit and Chicago.

Axel was hired by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Deputy Executive Director in the Chicago Headquarters’ Office. He is the youngest ever hired to serve in that position to manage and direct operations for the Civil Rights Organization nationally and internationally. Not only did he manage the operations of the organization but he started the Youth Conference track at the Rainbow PUSH National Conferences and the Rainbow PUSH Historically Black Colleges and Universities whereas the organization makes it a point to charter three coach buses with high school students to visit various HBCU’s with the idea of enrolling them in a college or university. While in Chicago he was a member of several committees such as the State of Illinois Health Care Committee and the City of Chicago Human Relations Committee.