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. 

Helping Homeless "Campers"

Shepherd of the Gulf is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing support and assistance to homeless campers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Staffed by volunteers, our main goals are:

  • Provide emergency shelter (tents and sleeping bags) and respond to other emergency requests (medical, etc.)
  • Provide food and camping supplies during holidays and throughout the year as available
  • Provide guidance on the resources that are available in the area (soup kitchens, veterans housing, etc.)

Board of Directors


Memorial Service for two Campers
April 7, 2018   -   2:00 pm, Biloxi, MS
Recently deceased long-time campmates
Dennis Lanter (left) and Dwain McGaha (right) with friend Joey (center)

Dwain was a Navy Veteran
Dennis did contracting work for the military (Waco disaster)

Both were very patriotic and marked the entrance to their camp with a small American Flag
Both suffered with PTSD
Service will be held at their campsite near the railroad track on Irish Hill
Following the service will be a time of fellowship at the Church of Christ around the corner on Rodenburg

Contact Lynda Favre (228) 229-8980 to donate or participate
Needs include flowers, food and beverage

About the ​Campers
(coming soon)