jathan2To have an experience with a true Joshua of our time, Jathan Austin will empower, advance and energize you spiritually, mentally and physically. He is anointed for, and passionate about, edifying the whole body while encouraging excellence in every area of the lives of those he encounters.

Pastor Jathan presently serves as Lead Pastor of One Church Empowerment Center formally Bethel Abundant Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Being a visionary and hearing the voice of God, Pst. J. recently purchased a 40,000 square-foot facility for the new worship center.

Pastor Jathan also sits on the Board for the World Leaders Group and as Board President of William C. Abney Academy, a highly esteemed charter school in Grand Rapids, MI.  He is very passionate about collective involvement, which is evident through his effective and frequent contributions to the community in Grand Rapids.

He is the grandson of the late Bishop William C. Abney, the son of Elder William Austin and Executive Pastor Jan Austin, the devoted husband of Pastor Veverly (Cookie) Austin, and proud father of four children; sons Trenton, Kyle, and Jaiden and daughter Alexandria.