Austin grew up right here in the town of Portage. He is a CPA by trade who creates opportunities for his clients. He really loves his work. Austin is a wonderful joy to our church and he uses his talents in the accounting world to take care of our finances and our budget.
Austin remembers his conversion which occurred in the spring of 2010 shortly before graduating college. He had heard the gospel presented many times up to that point. Unfortunately, he was unwilling to bring himself to give up control of his life (which, ironically, he admits that he didn’t have control of his life anyway!). During a hectic week as he was finishing up college, Austin came to the realization where he knew he was both nothing on his own, and could do nothing on his own. He accepted the truth that he was lost and could not live without abiding in the death and resurrection of Christ. He needed the aid of the one true master and Lord. Austin gave his life to Christ on that Monday morning.
His passion for knowing the Word of God has confidently been moving forward since he has been at Cornerstone. He loves the content that is in and around Joshua 24:15. He notes that when you seen the context around it, Joshua is committing himself to be set apart from the nations around him. And on the other hand, if you read the text carefully, it was an indictment against Israel at the present time for Joshua knew that Israel, in general, was not going to serve the Lord. In spite of this, Joshua held his ground and continued to speak these convicting words to Israel. It is definitely an amazing passage.
He has been married to his beautiful wife Marion for over 10 years and they have three young children: Ainsley, Jameson and Hayden. His family is certainly a special joy to Cornerstone.