Dr. Glen Adkins
Minister of Music
Glen Adkins began his ministry at First Baptist Church, Shreveport in August of 2013. Glen is married to Clista Whitehurst Adkins, and they have two grown daughters and one son-in-law. Glen earned the Bachelor's degree in Church Music from Furman University, and the Masters of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Glen previously served as minister of music at the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia; the First Baptist Church of Greenville, South Carolina; and Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina. For three years, from 2007 to 2010, Glen and Clista served as full-time missionaries to the Roma (Gypsies) in central Europe, and during this time lived in Pecs, Hungary. As missionaries, they were sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF).
Glen and Clista were married at First Baptist Shreveport in 1978, and Clista was ordained to the ministry by First Baptist in 1994. They both consider it a blessing to now be a part of the FBC family. Glen enjoys biking (as in road bike), hunting, and of course, anything to do with music.