Austin T. Montague an Ohio native came to Christ at 18 years of age. He joined the military in 1979 where he served for almost 24 years finally retiring in 2003. As a young Christian he utilized the gift of helps assisting in various chapel programs and local churches. While stationed in Alconbury, England, Austin established and maintained the local church’s bookstore. In December 1986, Austin was the first ordained deacon at New Life Christian Center, San Antonio Texas where he served faithfully until 1989. During his time in San Antonio, Austin was very active in street ministry and ministering the gospel to the homeless.
While serving in Korea 1993 he began to sense the call of God on his life and in July 1994 was license as a minister with the Worldwide Gospel Church Ministries under the direction and leadership of Bishop Willie Dunn Jr. Promotions coming from Lord was a reality in his life because two years later in July 1996, with his Pastor’s recommendation, he received his ordination. Austin faithfully served as a teaching Elder and Trustee Board member with Abundant Life Christian Fellowship (now Liberty Christian Fellowship) of Mountain Home, Idaho where he, his wife Christina, and four other couples were founding members. Austin’s love for lost souls and desire to see people live for Christ led him to minister to the most harden hearts in J Block at Idaho’s Maximum Security Prison from 1995 to 1996.
In January 2005 Austin along with his wife Christina founded the Door of Hope Christian Ministries Inc. a Bible based nonprofit outreach ministry. In January 2010 Emmanuel Worship Center was birthed with Austin and Christina being the founding pastors. Austin has a profound love for the Word of God with a dynamic teaching and exhortation gift. His desire is to see believers in the body of Christ live out the Bible in everyday life. His passion is to encourage Christians everywhere that in the last days they must not give up. Austin is a volunteer chaplain with the Gospel Rescue Missions’ Women and Children Center. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Christian Ministry from Lee University with a major in Pastoral Studies.
AUSTIN T. MONTAGUE