Jesus was homeless ...

"Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head"   
​Luke 9:58

 Campers help one another

Gary (left) of Gulfport helps fellow campers by distributing donations and serving on the Board of Directors. Jeri (right) of Biloxi will patch campers' wounds, find safety for women, and counsel victims of abuse.
Lynda Favre, Founder and Director

As a young child Lynda experienced homelessness herself.
In later years her kind-hearted father would bring hobos home for a hot meal and a shower.​​ Lynda formed Shepherd of the Gulf as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2010, and has worked tirelessly ever since to provide compassionate care to homeless campers. 

Board of Directors

Present Board of Directors

Captain Albro P. Michelle, Jr. "Bodie"

My motivation for helping is Jesus and the lessons He taught.  Especially when he indicated that we ARE our brother's keepers.  If we have been blessed in our lives, then it is incumbent upon us to help out the less fortunate of our brothers and sisters. To feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, comfort the sorrowful, just as Jesus taught us. To share our blessings with others and show them that we care when it might look to them that nobody does.
Donna Biggs

Sandy Walsh

When I saw Lynda's plight for help, I knew in my heart that was my calling. Since that day 5 years ago, I have truly enjoyed helping our camper community because they are all just so greatly appreciative for everything we do for them. After all, some of us are just a paycheck away from being in the same position. So thats why I think it's a great thing to help the less fortunate every chance we get.
Rose Fletcher

I learned about homelessness a few years ago from Lynda Favre who attends my church.  I was impressed with her passion, compassion and bravery.  She has a unique sensitivity and understanding of the problem, and helps without regard to her own needs. I have learned much from her and have met some incredible homeless people who are in the woods through no fault of their own. I've met incredible volunteers as well and witnessed amazing blessings from the Lord.
Meana Patton

Past Board of Directors