Austin Watts

Staff portrait of Austin Watts

Austin is the Student Pastor, working with our middle and high schoolers in Velocity. His passion is to connect with students—making them feel seen, heard, and understood. His goal is to lead them to know God and make Him known.

After high school, God put in his heart the desire for full-time ministry. Following God’s call, he graduated from Ohio Christian University with a Biblical Studies/Ministry degree.

For the past 10 years, Austin has been involved with different student ministries. You have a good chance of finding him at random places around Hilliard, hanging out with his wife and students.


  • Coffee shop hunting on Saturdays with his wife
  • Exercising (in an effort to keep up with students)
  • Hanging out with students (in an effort to stay young)
  • Nerding out by watching and playing chess
Austin and Naomi Watts portrait together
Administrative Pastor
Ron Whiteside
Children’s Pastor
Matt Hamer