He is the brother of Enoch Shrader, Alatheia Shrader, Timothy Shrader, Nehemiah Shrader, Agape Shrader, Charis Shrader, Sophia Shrader, Stephen Shrader, Isaiah Shrader, Caleb Shrader and Joseph Shrader.
Elijah David Shrader was born in The Dalles, Oregon. His family has previously lived in Katy, Texas and in Brewster, Washington. They have since traveled the US in a pop-up camper. They currently live in Zambia.