Austin Huggins


Austin Huggins

Pastor - Christ Evangel

After some time in the US Navy as a Sonar Technician aboard Submarines, Austin moved to Panama City to be near his ailing mother as she fought a losing battle with lung cancer. Her loss was one of several during a brief period where this young man was faced with his own weaknesses and hopelessness. During this period of great breaking, The Lord Jesus Christ transformed a prideful and perverse drunkard into a humble witness of the cross. Today by God's redeeming grace, Austin labors as a preacher, a missionary, and the pastor of Christ Evangel Christian Fellowship.

Mission Trips

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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2021 Nigeria Mission Report

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. – Galations 6:9 Despite massively difficult travel restrictions, struggling to make visa deadlines, and almost not making it into Nigeria at all, the FirstLove Missions team was able to reconnect with our Nigerian brethren …

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Nigeria Mission Report 2019

Before leaving the Washington, DC area for Nigeria, Pastor Tom and Pastor Austin were already celebrating several evident victories that The Lord had secured for the upcoming mission. As many of our readers know, Pastor Joe Jacowitz had just recently entered remission from AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), and was beginning a hopeful road to recovery, …

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2018 Field Update

The FLM Team arrived in Nigeria Tuesday afternoon where they were warmly received by the brethren of SGBC, Lagos. The resources brought in by the team were quickly unpacked and organized as fellowship and catching up with dear friends quickly took place. There would be a couple days of recovery from travel and important meetings …

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2018 April Missions Report

Arduous, physically depleting, and time intensive most accurate describe this latest particular mission trip to the Philippines – at least from a physical lens. From a spiritual lens, however, we would have to say that it was also one of the most rewarding, most spiritually edifying, and most encouraging mission trips to date. The opportunities …

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2017 Nigeria Mission: Final Report

Mission Duration: November 3rd – 13th, 2017 Mission work in the nation of Nigeria presents unique challenges when compared to some of the other countries that FirstLove has the privilege of ministering to. Some of these challenges may be encountered as early as the visa application process which is required for entry. Praise the Lord, …

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