Adam Bourne

Live Oak Church, Louisiana
Lead Church Planter
New Orleans Louisiana
Live Oak Church
October 25

About My Family

I'm a bivocational, church planting pastor, serving as one of the pastors of Live Oak Church and as the executive director of New Orleans Technical Education Provider (NOTEP), which is a non-profit that teaches construction trades to students at area high schools.

My wife, Jessica, is an accountant and leads the church's children's ministry. We have two children—a 5-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son.

About My Church Plant

We've been in New Orleans, La., for nine years now. When we first moved here, I thought we'd be in and out. I also never thought I'd be bivocational and working as a church planter. But God opened doors and gave us a passion for reaching people in our community and also opened doors for us both to have significant jobs in the city, helping us create personal financial stability as we walked through this church planting journey.

Jess and I are planted here in ministry, professionally and in our personal lives. We love the church, and we're in it for the long haul to see a significant church planted and doing great things in our community.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is person who, in response to God’s call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at “Send me.”


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