I Rend My Heart
Michael Austin Biography Michael Austin Is a nationally acclaimed psalmist, touching the lives of people around the world, with the exciting, powerful, and anointed message of Jesus Christ, through praise, worship and music that ministers to the heart, and encourages the soul. Michael Austin is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a member of the Mt.Ararat Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis is his pastor. He is a writer, composer, and worship leader. He began singing at age 3, where his platform was the offering table at his local church, Miracle Church of God in Christ, under the the leadership of Elder James Davis. At age 11, he recorded his first single with the Christian Temple Concert Choir, titled 'Jesus did it for me.' At age 16, he became choir director at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Loran E. Mann, and at the Union Baptist Church as well. Michael was featured on many local recordings such as The Sounds of Pentecostal, Bishop Gerald Lloyd and Praise, the late Pastor Archie Dennis, Petra International Ministries worship team. And Covenant Church of Pittsburgh's live recording. Michael was mentored by many gospel legends like Edwin Hawkins, Twinkie Clark, the late Mattie Moss Clark, Beverly Glenn, Harvey Lewis, and Danni belle Hall. His first national exposure came when he sang the single entitled 'Send Me', from the live recording, 'Worship with Bishop Joseph Garlington', for Maranatha Records. It was later recorded for the National 'March for Jesus' project by Integrity Music. He has performed with Douglas Miller, Edwin Hawkins, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Ron Kenoly, Gary Oliver, Kelly Williams and Israel Houghton to name a few. Michael also traveled with Kim Clement and Israel Houghton to South Africa as part of the Prophetic Worship Team. Michael toured Europe for six years with Bob Singleton, Pastor Keith Moncrief, as the lead singer for The Gospel Family. He has ministered to audiences all over the world, crossing all racial and denominational barriers here in the United States, as well as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Berlin, Italy, and South Africa. Michael's debut project entitled 'I Rend My Heart', just released, is a worshiper's must have. This CD is anointed and is sure to usher you into the very presence of God.