In the 80's, Augustine decided to pursue a career in professional surfing. When an auto accident on the island of Kauai ended that dream, Augustine moved back to San Diego County to honor the
"wake-up call" that he had just received and
pursue the ministry.
It was then that Augustine met and married Stephanie Wright, a college student whose artistic abilities had been honed since early childhood under the influence of her mother, an incredible portrait artist, and her father, a talented wood sculptor, and painter. The two worked side by side ministering to teens and young adults for the next nine years of their lives as they raised the first two of their four children.
Now living back in Maui, Hawaii with his wife and two youngest children, Augustine paints daily in the very same location that his father sold his artwork out of in the 70's.