Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry
B.A., University of New Mexico
M.Div., The Master's Seminary
Austin has served in student ministry for over a decade. After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, he moved to Los Angeles to attend The Master's Seminary in 2005. After serving as the junior high and high school pastor, he now serves as college pastor. He and his wife, Merilly, have three daughters and a son.
(Today’s post is adapted from Austin’s article “The Pastorals Are for People,” originally published in Expositor Magazine.) The classification of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus as “the Pastoral Epistles” is as unhelpful as the phrase “full-time ministry.” When “full-time ministry” is used to identify pastors who are paid by the church, it may undermine the equipping of … read more »