3501 Severn Ave. Suite 9
Metairie, LA 70002
Raised in Brooklyn, NY by his parents Rev. Mark and Mrs. Florence Hui, Augustine grew up experiencing a life of ministry as his family established the first Chinese Baptist Church in Brooklyn more than 45 years ago. Eventually, God also called Augustine into ministry during his years studying at Baylor University in Waco, TX. After finishing his Bachelor’s in Political Science and Church Music, he moved to New Orleans in 2012 to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In order to prepare for his calling in ministry, Augustine has completed a Masters of Music and Masters of Divinity at NOBTS. One fateful day in 2014, Augustine ate lunch next to a beautiful girl named Laura, a prospective seminary student who eventually moved to New Orleans herself and became a member of Metairie Church while attending seminary. After growing together in ministry, Augustine and Laura were married on July 14, 2018. Some of Augustine’s passions include worship music, technology, and learning about different cultures. As you get to know him more you will also see his enthusiastic love for food.
Matt married the girl who sat in front of him in 10th grade Study Hall. Today he and Elaine have four children: Anna Claire (12), Jayden (10), David (9) and Charlotte (5). Matt has family roots in New Orleans, so after completing a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, TN, he and Elaine moved to New Orleans for Matt to pursue a masters degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit and, like most people, the Tipton Family experienced significant loss, but God provided by opening the door for Matt to serve at a church in Nashville. During the five years following the storm, the Lord prepared the Tiptons to return to New Orleans to start a church. Matt served at Hope Church NOLA as the pastor for eight years before the church merged with Metairie Church in June 2018, where Matt serves as a pastor today. Matt loves God’s Word, community ministry, Jesus’ Church, and sausage poboys. He can be found most days spending time with his family or investing in future leaders of the church.