Meet The Staff

Rev. Clint Augustyn

Lead Pastor

How Long at Desert Grace?

Pastor Clint was installed as Lead Pastor on January 6, 2013



Clint is married to Carissa, and they have seven children: Austin, Zackarie, Natalie, Charles, Samantha, A.J. and Lukas. The Augustyns enjoy life in Yuma, which is about in the center of their extended families in Phoenix, San Diego, and Laughlin.


Past Employment

2009-2012 Lead Pastor at Living Water Church of the Nazarene, Maricopa, AZ.

2003-2009 Associate Pastor at New Hope Community Church of the Nazarene, Chandler, AZ.

2001-2003 Associate Pastor at Chandler First Church of the Nazarene, Chandler, AZ.

1998-2002 Parking Facility Manager, Allright & Central Parking Corporation, Phoenix, AZ.

Clint has also served in various roles as paid and unpaid staff – including time as a youth pastor at El Cajon (CA) Church of the Nazarene.



Pastor Clint holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Ministry  from Point Loma Nazarene University.


Present Activities

Member of the Arizona District Church of the Nazarene Board of Ministerial Studies

Member of the Arizona District Church of the Nazarene Finance Committee 

Co-Founder and President of Jessie’s Closet Foster Child Resource Center, Inc.


Why Desert Grace?

I felt an immediate pull when I met the people of Desert Grace. They were so very committed to ministry goals – and I wanted to be a part of what is happening. I’ve seen a lot of great things since coming here… and have felt God’s presence each step of the way. Carissa and I have fallen in love with Yuma, and feel especially blessed to be here.