Pastor Don A. Elbourne Jr. was born in Baton Rouge LA, January 24, 1969. He and his wife Courtney have two children, Zachary (b. 1990) and Emily (b. 1991). Lakeshore Baptist Church, in Lakeshore MS, is Bro. Don’s first pastorate where he has served since August 1994. Don graduated from Mississippi College and has received a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, a Master of Theology in Old Testament, and was pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of Old Testament/Hebrew from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary when hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast (August 29, 2005). Setting his formal studies aside, Pastor Don has dedicated his energy to a massive mercy ministry in the ongoing relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts after the storm. Lakeshore Baptist Church has hosted thousands of volunteers from roughly 500 churches as they rebuild Lakeshore to the glory of God.