Rev. David B. Eastland, Ph.D. has served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Harahan since September 5, 2010. Before that he served for eleven months as interim pastor. Dr. Eastland was first called to the church as Minister of Education on August 18, 2004, where he served until his call as pastor. Prior to his call to First Baptist Harahan, he served as Minister of Education at Sherwood Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, and Park Lake Drive Baptist Church of Waco, TX. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree, a Master of Theology Degree, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor Arts Degree from Mississippi College and a Associates of Arts Degree from Hinds Community College.
David and his wife, Jennifer, have six children.