Joseph Adams
The Reverend Joseph Adams (born c. 1836), a native of England, was a Wesleyan evangelist who settled in Oakland, California. He converted to Christian Science in 1886, and studied with Eddy in the Massachusetts Metaphysical College. Eddy tried him out as a potential pastor for the Church of Christ (Scientist), but he proved unsatisfactory and over time distanced himself from Eddy's teachings.