Sheila D. Austin is an ordained Minister of the Gospel and has been in Christian Ministry for over 21 years. Minister Austin first Kingdom assignment was in 1997, under the Dynamic Leadership of Dr. Sheron C. Patterson at Jubilee United Methodist Church in Duncanville, Texas. Minister Austin began serving as the Disciple Bible Study Coordinator and later went on to serve as Sunday School Teacher and Assistant Christian Education Director. Minister Austin was a student of the (MIT) Minister’s In Training Program designed by Dr. Patterson.
In 1999 Minister Austin continued to serve in Kingdom Ministry under the visionary leadership of Pastor Perry Crenshaw at Warren United Methodist Church. Minister Austin continued using her spiritual gifts while serving the Discipleship Ministries. Minister Austin was Director of Christian Education and provided leadership with Confirmation Retreats for Children and Youth, Prayer Walks and Conferences; taught Baptism Classes, Vacation Bible School and Adult Bible Studies.
In 2009, Minister Austin continued to partner in Kingdom Ministry with Pastor Crenshaw as God led him to start The Church On The Move Ministries (TCOMM). This “new church start” gave a grace opportunity to serve the needs of God’s people in the heart of Grand Prairie, Texas. Minister Austin served as a Servant-Leader in the ministries of Prayer, Discipleship and Outreach. Minister Austin created “Kids Love Jesus 2” Children’s Church. A program design to help children understand and grow as a follower of Jesus Christ. Minister Austin enjoyed mentoring new church leaders, teaching about prayer and reaching souls for Jesus Christ.
In 2013 Minister Austin made a ministry move to serve under the Evangelistic Leadership of Pastor Susan C. Stephens at Lakewest Evangelistic Community Church in Duncanville, Texas were she used her calling to Preach, Teach and Church Administration.
In 2017 Minister Austin prayerfully decided to return home to The Church On the Move Ministries. Along with her ministerial assignments, Minister Austin is the Service Team Leader where she provides servant leadership by coordinating service opportunities for the church and community. Assist in developing fundraiser activities to help non-profit organizations in the Grand Prairie, TX area. Serves to connect the church with community organizations. Creates and provides life resources to assist people in the church and community. Recruit people to assist with providing service to people in need.
Minister Austin earned a B.A. degree in Communication/Religion from Dallas Baptist University. Minister Austin was an employee for the Internal Revenue Service for over 25 years until her retirement in 2012. God blessed Minister Austin with an entrepreneurial spirit and stepped out in faith to open her Christian Accessories & Tax Business.
Minister Austin is the proud and prayerful mother of one son, Alvin J. Austin, Jr and two grandsons, Ziyun and A’mareh. Minister A believes that God has called her to take up the mantle of Jesus Christ and minister to, pray for and proclaim the good news to all people any and everywhere!