Pastor Austin was born in the small town of Bastrop, LA and raised in Sterlington, LA just north of Monroe. He graduated in 2013 from Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelors of Art in Religious Studies. Austin completed his third and final year at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree toward ordination in the United Methodist Church.
Austin is passionate about social justice, creating relationships with people, and serving in the community. Austin has a deep connection and commitment to the United Methodist Church and especially his brothers and sisters in Louisiana. In his spare time Austin loves cooking, spending time with family and friends, and being humbled by God's creation while scuba diving around the world.