David E. Crosby is pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Orleans. He has served as a pastor in more than four churches throughout his long career in ministry. Dedicated to the well-being of the greater community, he has created organizations such as the Baptist Crossroads Project and the First Baptist Home Recovery Ministry, both of which assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in rebuilding their damaged homes. Crosby graduated with a bachelor of arts from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, a master of divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Baylor University's School of Religion. He lives in Metairie, Louisiana.