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Austin Watts

Student Pastor

Austin is the Student Pastor, working with our middle and high schoolers in Velocity. His passion is to lead others to know God and make Him known.

Mid-way through college, God put on his heart the desire to do full-time ministry. Soon after, he transferred to and graduated from Ohio Christian University with a degree in Biblical Studies.

Austin met his wife on a mission trip to Togo, West Africa in 2018. After moving out of state, God called him back to Ohio to serve at Northwest in 2019.


  • Spending quality time with his wife
  • Traveling
  • Working out
  • Playing chess
Austin and Naomi wedding portrait

Austin and Naomi on their wedding day.