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Akins, Clyde B., Sr.

(born: Bath Springs, Tennessee, May 4, 1950

Clyde B. Akins, Sr. is the pastor of First Baptist Church and an educator in Bracktown, KY. He is the author of From Burden to Blessing. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Social Work, he received his Master's of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary.

Akins served in the Army as a multilingual interpreter and taught foreign languages, having studied eight languages. He was appointed to the Kentucky Board of Education in 2006 and appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustee in 2011.

For more see First Baptist Church Bracktown; "Governor Fletcher Appoints Members to the State Board of Education," 2/24/2006 (a Kentucky government press release); F. E. Lockwood, "Expanding a ministry - First Baptist Church Bracktown moves into its $6.5 million facility with lots more room and outreach opportunities," Lexington Herald-Leader, 7/8/2006, Main News section, p. A1; L. Blackford, "Lexington minister joins UK board - Beshear fills number of college posts," Lexington Herald-Leader, 8/2/2011, p. A4; "Rev. Akins named 2019 CMSF Distinguished Alumus ," Harrisburg Register, 11/21/2019; and Gov. Beshear has appointed Clyde B. Akins, Sr. of Lexington, a pastor at First Baptist Church Bracktown, to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 8/1/2011, West Kentucky Journal website.

See also Rev. Akins preaching in recorded services at the First Baptist Church Bracktown on YouTube.

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