Our Staff

Austin Burch

High School Pastor – West Campus

When I was a high school student my life was transformed. One night I was at my house and I remember being overwhelmed by how deeply broken I was but also by how great God’s mercy in Christ was. That night I knew there was no one else who could get me through this life and into eternity but Jesus and I surrendered my life to Him. Ever since then my life has not been perfect, but it has been moving in a totally different direction. I grew closer to Jesus through spending time with Him in His Word and through seeking to follow Him.

Once I got to college at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide, please don’t hate me) I got plugged into my local church (First Baptist Tuscaloosa). I got baptized there and discipled by my college pastor, Tim Simpson. During this time, I fell in love with serving in the local church and I also fell in love with a girl named Laura Kathryn Burch! We met at First Baptist and got married in October 2013! We have three young sons: Bryan, Brooks and Benjamin.

I worked on summer staff and full-time for Pine Cove camps for almost a decade. During that time I got to be a part of amazing, life-transforming ministry to families and students. But now I am so pumped to be a part of the Christ Chapel family! I am always down for some board games, pick-up basketball or a round of golf. My wife and I love to read and have people over for game nights!