Rev. Austin J. Young

Pastor Austin is a native of Grand Rapids, MI. He recently graduated from the historic Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, with Cum Laude honors and as an Oprah Winfrey International Scholar. Now he is a Master of Divinity student at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

The Reverend Austin J. Young is an Ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A.M.E. Zion Church). Within the denomination, Rev. Young holds numerous positions in the areas on prayer, youth engagement, protocol, Christian Education, and statistician work that serves six states within Midwest United States and Trinidad and Tobago. Most namely he is the Central Region Co-Regional Vice President of the Assembly of Christian Educators (ACE). Ecumenically, Rev. Young is a councilmember on the World Methodist Council and represents the entire A.M.E. Zion Church. 

Coupled with ministry, Young is also involved in community engagement. Austin serves on the Board of Directors and philanthropic committees of non-profits in the Atlanta, GA and Grand Rapids, MI areas. In the past Pastor Young has worked for US Senate, Lily Endowment Foundation, and the City of South Fulton, GA. Additionally, Rev. AJ as he is affectionately called, has served the Executive Minister at the Union Wesley AME Zion Church in Washington D.C. prior to pastoring. Now he serves as the Senior Pastor of the St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Media, Pennsylvania.

Young’s work is motivated by the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who paraphrased Matthew 10:16, “To have a tough mind, and a tender heart.”