Austin Huggins

Austin Huggins

Austin Huggins

Executive Vice President

Austin Huggins serves as the Executive Vice President, FirstLove Ministries and is actively involved in mission work in Africa and around the globe. He is also an elder at First Baptist Church in Bagdad, Florida. He is married to Britney and their union is blessed with two boys and two girls

Mission Trips

Philippines Missions Trip – April 2024

For this year's mission work in the Philippines, the FirstLove team traveled to Baguio City and ministered in the surrounding mountain region from April 19 -28. During this time, the team would hold four conferences at local churches with the theme of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) - The Bible As Our Foundation. The team would also be engaged in proclaiming God's truth on live radio, issuing the first year certificates to Grace Bible University students, proclaiming the gospel at a local gathering of municipal workers, and ministering God's Word at several local churches. Approximately 1000 books in total were distributed to the conference attendees.
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The Person & Work of The Holy Spirit – 2024 Conference Report

This past February 23-25, 2023, many of the friends and partners of FirstLove Ministries who gathered last year at the Inaugural FirstLove Bible Conference, hosted by FBC Bagdad, came together again for the 2nd Annual FirstLove Bible Conference, with the theme: The Person & Work of The Holy Spirit.
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2023 November Mission & Conference Report

God has been gracious to us as we traveled and ministered alongside the leadership and members of Sovereign Grace Bible Church (SGBC) in Lagos, Nigeria this past week.  The FirstLove team Joe Jacowitz, Austin Huggins, and Tom Smith arrived safely in Lagos on Tuesday morning, Oct 31.  We were picked up by the brothers of the church and […]
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2023 Mid-Year Full Mission Report

NOTE: Due to the high detail density of the mid-year mission events, and the singular perspective provided by Austin Huggins, the following report reads as a personal journal entry style report. By The Lord’s miraculous and unexpected financial provision through an unknown saint, I was able to board the plane, Wednesday afternoon, for what was […]
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Examining the New Birth – 2023 Conference Report

This year’s conference addressed the doctrine of regeneration, commonly referred to as "The New Birth.” Biblical Christians for millennia have asked of their families, friends, neighbors, and perfect strangers the all searching question, “are you Born Again?” In our day, though the phrase, “born again Christian” has become common place, and not given a second thought. We fear that this phraseology, or the doctrine of regeneration, has been absentmindedly set aside so that it doesn’t have the weight and meaning it once did....
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2022 Nigeria Mission Report

Austin Huggins and Tom Smith had the privilege of ministering at Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Lagos, Nigeria November 3-7, 2022.  The focus of the ministry was the 2022 Lagos Bible Conference, Radio Outreach, and the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Sovereign Grace Bible Church.  On October 27, 2022, the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria issued […]
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