Mike is the founder of Wings of Blessing. He is a commercial pilot with instrument rating, as well as a certified flight instructor. He holds his airframe and power plant maintenance licenses and has his inspection authorization.
Mike was introduced to missions as an early teen when his parents joined Wycliffe Bible Translators. They moved to the Philippines, where Mike finished high school at Faith Academy. It was during this time that Mike sensed the call to missions.
After high school, Mike started aviation studies at LeTourneau College. Although he didn’t complete his aviation training there, he did finish his maintenance and flight training with the goal of serving in missions. However, life sometimes has a way of interrupting intended goals, and Mike went to work for American Airlines where he spent 20 years serving in the aircraft maintenance dept. before joining World Team.
Prior to working for American Airlines, Mike attended Multnomah School of the Bible where he received theological training in preparation for ministry. Mike and his wife Margi, along with their four children, then served with World Team’s aviation program in Papua, Indonesia supporting Bible translation and church planting work among the tribal groups of the island.
He attended LeTourneau College where he graduated with a BS Degree in Business Administration & Aviation Technology. While there Brad received his private pilot license along with his airframe and powerplant maintenance license .
Brad then worked as an aircraft maintenance technician for American Eagle prior to joining Bell Helicopter in a variety of engineering positions.
Following his call to missions Brad then attended Dallas Theological Seminary and received a Certificate of Graduate Studies.
Bran and his wife Lori next served with Crossworld in Leipzig, Germany for 14 years helping to build the local church. They also served for 4 years at the Black Forest Academy, a Christian boarding school for missionary children in Southwestern Germany where Brad worked in the finance office providing support to the staff and parents. Being proficient in German, he also acted as a liaison between the school and its many German contacts.