Austin was born in New York City and raised in Manhattan’s Chinatown. He became a Christian through Oversea Chinese Mission’s Youth Ministry. During college, Austin received God’s call to full-time ministry at Intervarsity’s Urbana Missions Conference, specifically, to serve the American Born Chinese in an urban context. After graduating from college and working 5 years in the financial industry, by God’s grace, Austin answered His call to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated 3 years later. God opened the door for Austin to return and serve his home church, OCM in January 2007. Since then, he has served various groups at OCM—the English Ministry, college students, Christian Education, Fellowship Department, and the Local Evangelism Department. Austin’s desire is to teach God’s Word and to help Christians live out God’s teachings by loving God and loving others. He is married to Susanna and has 2 wonderful kids, Gabriel and Hannah.