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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia native and rising star contestant will return home sometime this week.

Austin French came in second place in Sunday night's finale of The Rising Star.

A watch party was held last night at his church The Journey Church in Tifton.

Although he didn't win his pastor and church family are proud of his efforts.

"Him being exposed to America has been a great thing. We're excited to have him back but we also know God's got plans to him to do other things as well," said Pastor Benji Rowland. 

Austin will resume his position as worship leader during the 11 a-m service on Sunday, September 7th.

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