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Minister of Youth and Recreation

Austin is a native of San Antonio, TX and a graduate of James Madison High School. He grew-up playing baseball and football, which led him to play baseball at Schreiner University in Kerrville. He graduated from Schreiner with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 2012.

Austin first felt called to work with kids at the age of 16. He mentored elementary and middle school aged kids through the PALS program at his high school. He continued to mentor and tutor students while attending college. He then also volunteered as a youth leader for Living Tree Baptist Church in Ingram, TX. This led to his part-time youth pastor position, which he held for 3 years. He was licensed in ministry in May of 2012 by his church.

Since then Austin has continued to be involved in youth ministry through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Prior to being called to serve as First Baptist’s Minister of Youth and Recreation in June 2015, Austin was a Math Teacher and Coach at Fredericksburg High School.

Austin is married to Jenny Barton Loza. They have a son, Braden.

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