Juston Warthen Pastor

About my family nucleus:
My beautiful wife, Atiya, and I have been married since 2012. She’s originally from Atlanta, GA, but is a passionate Saints fan. We met during my first visit to City Church. We have one child, a son named Jackson, who was born while my wife and I were pastoring a City Church satellite location.
Salvation Experience:
I don’t know the exact day I received salvation. My experience is best described as a progression. I say that because my interest in Jesus grew over time; previously, I was agnostic -- I didn’t believe Jesus was the Son of God nor did I did I believe in Christianity.While in college, I was dating a girl who got radically saved. Seeing the change in her life sparked my curiosity about the reality of Jesus: it baffled me because I couldn’t understand what happened to her. The changes in her behavior and character caused me to question if Jesus was real; that started my salvation journey. City Church is where I experienced deliverance. I experienced what it was like to walk in the power of God and be free from sin. There were addictions that I could not break free from on my own and when I got to City Church I experienced freedom.
How long have you been a member of City Church?
Since February, 2009.
What areas of Ministry do you oversee?
I’ve been entrusted with overseeing International Bible College, Security, Transportation, and Belong Groups at the University of New Orleans, as well as Evangelism there.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“If you’re too busy to pray, you’re just too busy.” -- Pastor Owen McManus, Jr.
Who has made the biggest impact on your life?
My lead Pastors Owen & Tammy McManus, my family (especially my grandmother and my mother), Pastors Bryan & Wendy Trosclair, Pastor Chris Davis and the City Church leadership team and my wife.
What’s something that you do well that most people won’t know about you?
I can express my ideas well through writing.What are you passionate about?Seeing people give their life wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ.What are you top Strengths? Loyalty to a task or a person.
What was one of the most profound or impactful moments that you’ve experienced in life?
Being able to visit the ministers and villages that we support in India with Pastor Owen McManus.
Where is your dream vacation?
To go to Paris with my wife.
How the Lord Expanded My Vision

In late February of 2018, I had the privilege of accompanying my Pastor, Owen McManus, Jr., to India for a missions trip. It wasn’t his first time, having first traveled there some years ago. He later established Bishop McManus Academy of India, a Christian elementary and middle school that educates children from a variety of religious backgrounds. That said, it was my first trip there.... read more

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