Pastor Jathan Austin
Internationally known as a Prolific Preacher, Insightful Teacher, Loving Pastor, and Amazing Prophet. Affectionately known as Pastor J, he has ministered to thousands bringing hope, love, spiritual healing, and God’s Rhema word to empower and advance the Body of Christ. A true gift to this world, over the years Pastor J has transitioned the congregation to the message of the Kingdom of God. He believes that Matthew 6:33 is the foundation to understanding The Father’s kingdom message to the world.
He is anointed for, and passionate about, edifying the whole body while encouraging excellence in every area of the lives of those he encounters. With a “glocal” vision, a term he coined, he desires for the church to have a global vision with a local mission. As a 5 Fold ministry gift, Pastor J continues to develop the church by mobilizing God’s children to fulfill their purpose and serve as true ambassadors on earth.
If he’s not ministering the word of God, he is active in the community reestablishing relationships by building the bridge from Grand Rapids to Grandville. In addition to his community efforts, he serves on multiple boards and committees. He is passionate about serving as the President of William C. Abney Academy a charter school that serves 400 students in the urban core, he also serves as vice-chair on GRAPP committee a diverse group of pastors that fight against injustice in West Michigan for black and brown people, and he is newly appointed board member of Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) as well one the few men asked to serve on the board YWCA.
Pastor J refuses to be placed in the traditional box of ministry and launched one of the most successful TV programs on The Word Network called ‘Young Preacher’ with Bishop Greg Davis and his brother Pastor YPJ, a show that has given a voice to hundreds of young preachers and reached millions around the world.
Pastor J and his beautiful wife partner in ministry as a force to be reckoned with. They have decided with urgency to answer the call of The Father and expand into the great city of Las Vegas as the newly appointed pastoral leaders of All Nations Worship Assembly Las Vegas. This new assignment has ignited a new fire in our leaders to bring revival to the desert!
A great example of a devoted husband of 22 years and counting to Pastor Veverly (Cookie) Austin, and proud father of four children; sons Trenton, Kyle, Jaiden and daughter Alexandria we are honored to have him as our Lead Pastor of Bethel Empowerment Church and NOW….ANWA Las Vegas!
Pastor Veverly Austin
Veverly grew up on the South Side of Chicago, fought low self-esteem growing up and overcame the setbacks in her life by using them as setups to achieve her dreams. She is the first in her family to receive her MBA, which she received from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2014, she completed her second Master’s Degree in Urban Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Veverly is the founder of Girl, Get Your Fight Back Inc., an organization that challenges and equips women and teen girls to regain control of their lives, mind, body and spirit. As a teacher, Veverly has used her personal journey to confidence as a tool to help teen girls and adults alike overcome low self-esteem.
Veverly is the founder and creative director of Rock’n the Runway GR (RTRgr), a fashion show in support of Breast Cancer Awareness in the urban community. Veverly works closely with organizations such as; Blue Cross Blue Shield West Michigan, Mercy Health Spectrum Health, Metro Health, Lake Michigan Credit Union and the fashion community at large to raise breast cancer awareness and empower the urban Grand Rapids community to take charge of their overall health. RTRgr also gives back to those affected by this disease. The proceeds from RTR enable her to provide free educational resources and breast health services recommendations to eligible community members. Rock’n the RunwayGR provides Breast Cancer survivors with a free makeover, photo shoot, and the opportunity to rock the runway in front of over 600 people yearly to enhance their confidence during their time of tragedy.
Veverly is the creator and designer of Confident Wear Boutique, a top quality clothing line for women. She developed this line to breed confidence in everyone who wears her designs. Veverly has continuously demonstrated that she is an innovative businesswoman who understands the power of community collaborations to achieve exceptional results. She is developing her 12 year old daughter in her footsteps as she mentors her to launch her own girls apparel business Confident Girls Inc..
Veverly is the president and founder of Confident Living, a program committed to helping men & women get unstuck; by providing tools and techniques that empower individuals to take a holistic approach to improve all aspects of their lives. Her passion is helping unpack dreams, igniting passions, and growing mindsets, develop business strategies and align it all with personal purpose. Veverly teaches you how to stay on track, set goals and achieve successful confident living.
Veverly is the wife of Jathan K. Austin, mother of four, and Pastor of a thriving ministry, Bethel Empowerment Church, and now All Nations Worship Assembly Las Vegas. She is a Board Member of Saint Mary’s Foundation, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, American Heart Association and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc.. Veverly was awarded the W.W. Plummer Humanitarian of the year from the Grand Rapids Community College for her exemplary service to the West Michigan community. She is a highly sought after speaker both nationally and internationally. Veverly targets transformational thinking because she truly believes we all are the sum total of our thoughts.