JANELLE & RICKIE AUSTIN
Janelle and Rickie Austin, Jr. met in high school and have been married since 2004. The Austins are true lovers of Jesus Christ and stand on 1 John 4:19 in their marriage and ministry which declares, "We love because He first loved us.” The Austins are founders of First Love Ministries, a para-ministry centered around healing and intercession. The Austins believe they are called to minister to those in need of healing (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually), encouragement and freedom in their lives. Janelle and Rickie serve G-FORCE Ministries in different capacities and have planned several prophetic events. Together they desire to help leaders execute vision. Rickie has always had a big heart for those who deal with any sort of illness. He dealt with kidney failure and a near 5 year stint of hemodialysis prior to his 2018 transplant. Rickie knows that a part of his assignment is to lay hands and see the sick healed. Rickie is a trained chef, baker and entrepreneur called as a prophetic voice in the marketplace. He has also served as a youth leader and a first responder Chaplain in Rochester, New York. Janelle is an educator by trade and is currently serving as an Assistant Principal. Her love for children and call to see them grow in the Lord has opened doors for her to serve as a children's ministry leader, youth choir director and Vacation Bible School director. Her desire is to see children grow as leaders, understand their identity in Christ, boldly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus and move in the power of the Holy Spirit. Janelle also enjoys encouraging and exhorting believers through leading them in praise and worship. Janelle and Rickie relocated to Greenville, SC in 2021, by the leading of the Holy Spirit. They look forward to serving the area in ministry and the marketplace as God directs.