Student Pastor
Student Pastor of First United Pentecostal Church Cookeville TN
Austin Shelby
Austin Shelby is the Student Pastor of the First United Pentecostal Church of Cookeville, TN. He oversees the Crosswalk Student Ministry and endeavors to help each student grow stronger in their relationships with the Lord.
Bro. Shelby is a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. He is a native of Memphis, TN where he attended The Pentecostal Church, served on the youth committee, and was a member of MIT. In 2000, he met his future wife, Alicia, at Lake Benson Church Camp; They married in the summer of 2005. As time progressed, in 2013, he was elected as Youth Pastor of the Christian Assembly United Pentecostal Church in Adamsville, TN. Within the same year he served as Sectional Youth Director for one term.
God transplanted the Shelby family to Cookeville in February of 2017. He and his wife Alicia have three daughters – Norah Rose, Lily Grace, and Sadie Claire. The Shelbys feel that they are directly in the middle of something great that is stirring at First Church. They are truly humbled to be a part of the First Church family and are honored to work with the Phillips, the Milligans, and this great team at the First United Pentecostal Church of Cookeville, TN.