Administrative Associate & Pianist – Glenda Bates

Salvation and Ministry Testimony

I accepted Christ in 1950 when I was eleven years old.  As Music Associate I am the Church Pianist and work with children’s music programs and administrative responsibilities as needed.


My husband’s name is John whom I married in 1960.  He is a retired medical physician (M.D.).  We have a daughter and son, four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren (as of 2014).


  • Bachelor of Arts from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS.

Work and Ministry Experience

I worked in my husband’s medical profession for many years.

I began working at Cuthbert First Baptist Church as volunteer church pianist in the mid 1960s.  I became a church staff member in the 1980s and have served on the staff, in several capacities, ever since.

Some Shared Things About Me

My hero and my best friend is my husband.

My Least Favorite Items are:

Food:   Fruit

Season:   Autumn

Place to Meet with God:  I study my Bible and pray at my kitchen table.

Recreational Activities/Hobbies:   Reading, genealogy, grandchildren

Scripture:   Psalm 19:14

Sports Team:   The Atlanta Braves

Quote:   “I’ve Done that already!”

My unfavorite Items are:

Food:  Avocado

Season:  Summer – it is just too hot!

Sports Team:  Any professional football team