D.H. Easter has been General Director of Good Shepherd Baptist Missions since he was requested to lead in the forming and organization of the ministry in 1993. He works with the Administrative Team to establish and direct the ministries of GSBM, oversees all of the ministries, serves as Director and Instructor of both the Missionary Training Schools and the Pastors Training Schools, and responds to the vehicle breakdown calls for Emergency Road Assistance.
The Emergency Road and Housing Assistance should develop into Mexico from the U.S. and Canada. Pastors Training Schools should expand into a second phase and then move into other countries throughout the world as our Lord opens doors. Good Shepherd Baptist Missions will likely have God-given opportunities to expand its educational aspects into higher learning.
D.H. was saved at six years of age and called into the ministry, but did not surrender until he was 30 in 1974. He had graduated from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1971. Upon surrender to the ministry, he attended Tennessee Temple Seminary from 1975 through 1977 working on a Masters in Divinity. He holds a Master of Ministry (Pastoral Ministry) (1996) and also a PhD in Religion (Bible) (2008) from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary. D.H. worked as an Ironworker while attending college, served in the U.S.A.F. under the Air Force Security Agency as an electronics technician, and after college worked as part of the management team for Deering Milliken Textiles. Before seminary D.H. served as a bus worker and Sunday School teacher at Oakside Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia, and then as pastor of Port Serena Baptist Church, a Highland Park Baptist Church chapel in Hixon, Tennessee. After seminary in 1977, he was pastor of churches in Georgia, Indiana and Alabama until 1992. He also served as principal of Oakside Christian Schools in LaGrange, Georgia.
He married Meige in 1965. They have one son, Mack, a career officer with the U.S.A.F. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Drew and Jenna.