Weatherman Quitting to Become Pastor

Many TV talent like to think they are God, one Weatherman is leaving to work for God.

Meteorologist Austin Caviness is leaving Winston-Salem's WXII s to become the new pastor at Salem Fork Christian Church in Dobson.

He has been at the station since 1997.

Caviness said his Christian faith has led him in recent years to preaching in many Triad churches before shifting his focus full-time to pastoring a church. 

"I love doing this, and I will miss doing this in you guys' homes, but there's something I love even more, and it's sharing the Gospel," Caviness said during  the Monday morning newscast. 

He said in recent years, he's felt called to share his Christian testimony, beginning with a chance to speak to the congregation at his church, Reynolda Church. 

"My pastor was very affirming to me, Alan Wright, when we did this the first time," Caviness said in making the announcement that he will lead the Surry County church. "Now that inward call has matched up with an outward call."

His last day with the NBC affiliate will be May 30. 

H/T Triad Business Journal