We are sad to report that Austin Hill, host of Austin Hill in the Morning and Austin Hill’s Big World of Small Business, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening. In a statement from the Hill Family,

“It is with great shock and sorrow that we announce Austin Hill unexpectedly died on Friday night, November 13th. At this time, doctors suspect the cause of death was cardiac related. As a follower of Jesus, Austin’s faith permeated and influenced all aspects of his life. He was committed to speaking the truth and engaging people in thoughtful conversation. In addition to writing and public speaking, Austin had a national radio presence with dedicated listeners across the country. Most importantly, he was a loving husband, and as his son describes him, an avid father. Details concerning a memorial service will be posted on Austin’s Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that gifts be sent to a college fund for his son, Graham, a high school senior.”

We ask for your prayers for the Hill Family as we mourn his loss during this time.

A special message from Dr. Bill Maier on Austin Hill.

In times like these we are reminded of God’s promises.

 Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.

The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit. What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later. Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven. Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man. Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man.

What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.

But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.

Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

1 Corinthians 15:43-58 (NLT)

Please feel free to use the comment section below. Personal notes for the Hill Family can be emailed to the station.

3 Responses to "Faith Radio mourns loss of morning show host, Austin Hill"

  • Austin Hill will be missed immensely. He added a new dimension to Faith Radio. My deepest sympathy to his family. May God shower you with his love and wrap you in His loving arms during this extremely tough time.

  • Carmen Dougherty says:

    This morning if was like one of our family members passed away. I wept of the news. I have been a faithful listener of Austin Hill in the morning and I will truly miss his ability to be real and candid and yet communicate a message of hope in a world of disarray. My prayers are for his wife and son and family. Our God is truly sovereign and we must rest in this hope. Love and prayers from a listener that felt connected to this amazing man.

    1. I am heartbroken to hear of Austin Hill’s passing. I also wept this morning when I heard the news. I am a radio talk show junkie who happened to run across Austin’s show when I got tired of listening to all the other talk shows that left me feeling so frustrated that I had to find something else to listen to. That’s when I heard Austin Hill and I’ve been hooked ever since. I will truly miss his insight and his Christian view of political and cultural matters. I will miss his voice when I’m getting ready for my day. May God bless his family during this time.

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