A former Common Ground Montgomery board of directors member, Pastor Ken Austin moved on staff first to be our operations director and has now moved into a more pastoral position by leading CGM's Community Ministries Projects.
Ken, the ninth child and seventh son of thirteen, is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and a Murphy High School graduate. He met his future-wife in 1978 at a small country church in Darlington, South Carolina, and they married in 1983.
Ken served in the United States Air Force for ten years, owned a used car dealership, worked as a registered nurse and EMT, and now works with CGM.
Ken said when he looks back over his life, he realizes that he and Thomasina have raised their children, owned their own business in West Montgomery, and have lived in this great town of Montgomery for almost 30 years. Ken says, "Yes, God has a sense of humor. He sent me to South Carolina where I later joined the Air Force and thought that I would travel the world; however, God brought me right back to my home state to live, serve, and work in the west side of Montgomery."