Shane Booker

Garden City Church, Louisiana

Lead Church Planter
New Orleans Louisiana
Garden City Church
July 2

About My Family

I've been blessed to have Jessica as my wife for 15 years. We have two wonderful children, Carson and Kloe.

About My Church Plant

New Orleans has held a special place in our hearts since our service in student ministry on the Northshore. There we fell in love with the people of southern Louisiana and the unique culture of New Orleans (NOLA) specifically. NOLA is also an historically difficult city for planters to gain traction in.

We intend to employ an entrepreneurial church (ECP) plant model and lead out in mission through the marketplace. This model will meet needs in our community, provide sustainable income for the mission and will help us “earn the right to be heard.”

Our discipleship strategy will allow us to provide coaching and resources for under-resourced citizens who want to develop their own businesses. We don’t want to just “teach people to fish,” we want to help them buy their own pond, opening up the possibility of multiplying ECP churches.

NAMB Church Planting

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Shane Booker

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We will encounter many difficulties in New Orleans, including injustice, building trust and meaningful relationships across racial lines and funding, to name a few. Pray that the Lord of the Harvest, who is sending us out as workers into the harvest will supply all our needs according to His will.


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