Clista Adkins earned the Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Clista’s undergraduate degree is from Louisiana Tech, majoring in English. She has taught New Testament Greek, Introduction to New Testament, and Introduction to Old Testament at the college and graduate level. She taught at Belmont University in Nashville, TN; Gardner-Webb Divinity School in Shelby, NC; and Jefferson County Community College in Louisville, Kentucky. Clista has also served as a Minister of Discipleship, 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. Clista grew up in Shreveport and First Baptist Church and she was ordained to the ministry by our church in 1994.