Auston O'Hara - Student Minister

I have been a member at FCC High Point since 1999, when I was 18 months old. Since I grew up here I’ve always seen the people here as my second family which is why I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work here. After some conversations with the ministers on staff and ultimately being led by the Holy Spirit I decided to switch my major to religion and go into the ministry. In 2017 as a sophomore I started volunteering with the youth group which led to me coming on staff as the youth intern, or as they liked to refer to me intern 1, in March of 2018. Last year was a big year for me, I married my beautiful wife and best friend Alyssa who is the after school director at the church. I also found out that at the beginning of this year I would take over full time as the Student Minister. This job has been an absolute blessing to me. I love teaching and studying God’s word. I also love having the ability to take our students on trips where we all have the ability to have fun but most importantly grow in our walk with Christ. Nothing beats seeing a room full of teenagers passionately worshiping our God or the look in their eyes when it finally clicks during a group discussion. In my free time I enjoy reading and anything sports related. One of my favorite passages of scripture is Psalm 23:1-3.