Austin Merricks has been Youth Pastor of Faith Memorial Baptist Church since 2001. Austin was ordained in February, 2008. He and his wife, Rhonda, have been married since 1990. Austin is a meek and humble man who loves to study and teach God’s word. Austin attended Liberty University and ministers to the teenagers and their families – and they love him! He has over 15 years of experience of working with youth. Austin works to have an engaged and active ministry with our teens by challenging them in their personal growth and relationship with the Lord. Through his ministry many souls have come to know Christ as their personal Savior. Austin not only serves as Youth Pastor, but he is also involved with many other ministries including our hospital and shut-in visitation, Vacation Bible School, counseling, working alongside our Young Families & Children’s ministries, and much more. We all love Austin and thank the Lord for all the work he does for the cause of Christ.