Austin was born and raised alongside his younger sister in North Carolina by his two loving parents. Although he grew up going to church, his family's attendance was sporadic and Austin remained apathetic at best towards the Gospel. That is until his 2007 sophomore year at North Carolina State University, when a friend invited him to attend a local campus ministry event. Austin felt compelled to get to know Jesus in a deeper, more intimate way.
Since then Austin has had a passion to help other believers grow deeper in their walks with Christ. Austin joined Journey Church after moving to Atlanta for graduate school at Georgia Tech, and he has continued to bring to the community his passion of helping believers both new and seasoned grow in God's love and power. He currently works as an architectural designer in Midtown and enjoys exercise and talking about movies.