Dr. Luke Lusted currently serves as the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. His role includes leading the music ministries, serving as the Executive Director of AFTA, and leading the SB Community Chorale as their Artistic Director and Conductor. He is a professional tenor and has performed and recorded with groups such as the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale and the Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra, where he was also the former Assistant Director. Luke holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting, the Master of Music in Choral Conducting, both from the University of Arizona, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana Tech University. As an active singer, Luke has performed across the United States and Europe with notable conductors including Dale Wareland, Charles Bruffy, Joshua Habermann, Anton Armstrong, Chris Gabbitas, and Eric Holtan and in prestigious venues such as Ely Cathedral, Wiener Musikverein, Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall, and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.