Errol Shour

      Errol Shour was born in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1893, the son of Ambrose Xenophou and Bertie Lou Shour. He quit school in the 8th grade, becoming an apprentice in a drug store. By 1915, age 22, he was owner of Shour Drugs, in San Diego, California.

      He married Mary Woodward in Los Angeles on 8 July 1918. They had two children, Raeberta and Joanne.

      By 1920, the Shours were living in Los Angeles, where Errol worked as a chemist for CW Hill Chemical. He then turned to law and, by 1923, was practicing law in Los Angeles.

      Shour then felt a call to the ministry. In 1934, he was pastor of the Hoover Street Baptist Church; later becoming pastor of the North Hollywood First Baptist Church (1939-40), a member of the board of the Lost Angeles Baptist City Mission Society, and pastor of First Baptist Church in North Hollywood.

      Errol Shour died on 3 July 1975 in Granada Hills, California and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills.