Gregory C. Austin, Sr. was born in Chicago, Illinois to the proud parents of Janie Austin and the late Rev., Dr. Willie C. Austin. He accepted Christ at the age of 11 and began singing at a young age at Mount Pleasant M.B. Church.
Gregory Austin continued to sing and later joined the choir at New Israelite Baptist Church. His commitment and dedication to the choir eventually led to his becoming the Minister of Music at New Israelite Baptist Church at the age of 21. He held this position for over 20 years and he inspired, encouraged and developed the choirs: The Voices of New Israelite, Youth Choir, Male Chorus and the Willie C. Austin Mass Choir. Under his direction, in 2001 the Voices of New Israelite recorded their first CD entitled “It’s All About Him.” In 2002, The Voices of New Israelite were named “One of Chicago’s Best Church Choirs.” They’ve ministered at The Maywood Music Fest, Southside Gospel Fest and many other churches and venues, throughout the city and suburbs. In 2002, The Voices of New Israelite won 2nd place in the WGCI Choir Competition, which was held in Chicago, Illinois.
He has made solo appearances on several recording projects including the Mount Pleasant Choir, Chicago Mass Choir, Min. Theodore Gilmore and Friends Ministry and the Gospel Truth Church Choir. Gregory Austin, Sr. has also worked with several musicians and producers, including Percy and Jeral Gray, Sr., Phillip Feaster, Jeral (Scooter) Gray, Jr., Curtis Lindsey, Randy Durr, Lennard Razor, Sharay Reed, Rodney Jones, Min. Terrell Edwards and Montage Pheleon.
The Lord continued to lead Gregory Austin, Sr. During his tenure as the Minister of Music at New Israelite, Gregory C. Austin, Sr. accepted his calling into the Word Ministry to preach God’s Word, on August 11, 1998. He continued to trust and be obedient to God. Rev. Gregory C. Austin, Sr. received a vision from GOD on February 22, 2006 to organize New Day Ministries International. October 1, 2006 was the day New Day Ministries International held their first worship service at Paul Robeson High School. God’s vision for New Day Ministries International is for Him to be glorified and His people to be edified through the preaching and teaching of His Word. The mission of New Day Ministries International is to Reclaim, Recommit, and Reconnect the Total Man to Christ.
Under the leadership of Pastor Austin and the anointing of God, New Day Ministries International has grown to a congregation of over 350 members. Over 20 ministries have been formed, some of which include the Scholarship Ministry, Ministry on Wheels, the Soul Winning Attack Team, PO.I.S.E., Boys to Men, and Compassion in Action. Pastor Austin is affectionately known as Pastor “G” to the members of New Day. He continues to do what God would have him to do, which is to preach, teach, encourage, motivate and empower the leaders and members of New Day Ministries International to fulfill their purpose and destiny for the Kingdom of God.
Rev. Gregory C. Austin Sr. is the proud Husband of Darnetha Austin and father of 5 children, Ashley, Imanie, Gregory, Jr., Anthony and T’naya. His favorite scriptures are, Psalms 34:1-4; I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.