David E. Crosby

@DavidCrosbyFBNO

David E. Crosby, pastor of First Baptist Church of New Orleans, has often encountered inquiries of faith throughout his long career in ministry. Serving as a dedicated pastor in more than four churches, he soon felt the need to document a concise summary of the first principles of religious belief. A prolific writer, Crosby has penned many articles for respected newspapers, including the Baptist Standard, New Orleans Times-Picayune, and Houston Chronicle. He has also published numerous devotional guides and instructional booklets.

Crosby established both the Baptist Crossroads Project, a low-income housing initiative in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and the First Baptist Home Recovery Ministry, which assists homeowners in the rebuilding of property damaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

Crosby graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a B.A. in religion and journalism. From there, he earned a master of divinity degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Baylor University, concentrating in ethics. He has three children and lives with his wife in Metairie, Louisiana.

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