Minister of Discipleship
Clista Adkins joined the ministerial staff of First Baptist in October 2015 as Minister of Discipleship.
Clista earned the Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Clista’s undergraduate degree is from Louisiana Tech, majoring in English. Clista has served as a Minister of Spiritual Formations, Minister to Single Adults, Minister of Education, Youth/Children’s Minister, and as a Missionary to the Roma (Gypsy) people in Hungary. She has also taught New Testament Greek, Introduction to New Testament, and Introduction to Old Testament at the college level.
Clista grew up in Shreveport and First Baptist Church and she was ordained to the ministry by our church in 1994. Clista is married to Glen Adkins, Minister of Music at First Baptist. They have two married daughters and one grandson.