“and may the God of hope fill you with peace and joy, in believing, that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope,”
An adventurous and introspective soul, Austen Covin approaches life in a curious, creative, and competitive manner. One of six children, Austen is part of a large growing family that extends from the Oklahoma City area to Colorado, Missouri, and Texas. Austen first heard God’s call to ministry when he was a senior in high school, felt the call throughout college, and surrendered to the call his final semester in college. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University in Journalism and Technical Communication and a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in college, God gave him a deep desire to know and study His Word. In Seminary, God taught him how to trust and find his joy in Him alone.
In his spare time, you might find Austen playing with his dogs or watching “The Office”. Currently, the best part of his life is that God has blessed him with some of the greatest friends. His favorite things are good music, black coffee, and the mountains. He is especially happy “when I am listening to good music while drinking black coffee in the mountains”. Most recently, he has learned that everything God does in your life is for the purpose of drawing you closer to Him. If you do not fight Him in the process, He will make Himself the only thing you will ever want and will be the only thing that fulfills your deepest desires.
Austen aims to connect college students and young professionals to Christ and to walk with them as they grow in a personal relationship with Jesus. In addition to helping emerging adults recognize the necessity of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Austen strives to strengthen their love for the church. He believes that the years of early adulthood are crucial to forming the person you will be in Christ the rest of your life, and the church can help provide guidance in that time. Austen’s desire is for emerging adults to find discipleship, community and fellowship at Edmond’s First Baptist Church.
Austen’s favorite Bible verse that speaks of God’s love and purpose for him is Romans 15:13, which says, “and may the God of hope fill you with peace and joy, in believing, that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope,” in the times when hope seems distant, peace is not present, and joy is lacking.