Rick Austin is a solider, entrepreneur, husband, father and a man of God. His story is a perfect example of perseverance and hard work. Even though he had been through many difficult times and challenges, he accepted those experiences and worked hard to be the best he could. Rick was very obedient and followed God’s plan.Rick grew up in Chicago in a large family household, with 5 siblings, and some challenging family dynamics. Through his school career, he went to manydifferent locations. After graduation, he worked many jobs to help supply an income to help his mother, while living with her. Again he went through a tough time. During this trying time there was an opportunity for Rick to sell narcotics, however, he made the choice to work hard and make money other ways -recruiting with the Army.This decision was the best he could have made during that time. He was involved in the medical and nursing scene within the military. He has always had a heart for people. He went to many places, Korea, Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq. He continued to stay within the medical genre during this time.During his time in Korea, he met the woman that would be his wife of 30 years. They kept a long distance relationship through letters. When he went to West Point, lots of great things came from that opportunity. One of the major things was his relationship with Jesus began. He didn’t grow up in the church or having a relationship with Christ, but someone took the time to share Jesus with Rick.
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