Special Scripture Verse: "How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!'" Romans 10:14-15 (NIV)
Moved by the thought of bringing the Good News, we are thrilled to begin a new chapter in our lives by serving the One True God through Mission Aviation Fellowship. Although beautiful feet will not be the mode of transportation, wings and prayer will be! Kevin says “Even though I can’t preach like Paul, on wings like eagles (or Cessna’s) I can bring those who can!” Kevin realizes as a pilot and mechanic the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:31 ("Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God") definitely apply. By using the talents given to him, God is glorified. Through his efforts with MAF, unreached people can be reached, unloved people can be loved and the Good News can be spread - and God is glorified! He will be joined by his wife who brings even more God given talent to their team. Tasha looks forward to the opportunity to minister to children and adults alike; whether it will be through adult education or teaching biblical stories to children, she is very excited about all the possibilities. Her favorite verse has always been Psalms 30:5 (NIV) “Everyone has struggles in their lives and this ‘universal’ verse relates to many different situations, but the verse also reminds me that even though our joy might not come soon, we are promised a life of joy in our eternity in Heaven.”
Kevin grew up on a small farm in rural East Tennessee and remained there from birth through his senior year in high school. He attended Middle Tennessee State University where he earned his A&P and private licenses, and received a B.S. in Aerospace Maintenance Management. By the time he and Tasha had graduated college, they were engaged and married shortly after. He worked as an aviation maintenance technician and became the director of maintenance at an aircraft charter company but felt a calling to something more. Through opportunities given by the grace of God, he continued to earn his Inspection Authorization, multi engine, instrument and commercial license.
Tasha grew up in the same area as Kevin and though she was 2 years ahead of him in school they got to spend a lot of time together in high school band. She grew up in a Christian home but it took the passing of her grandmother to understand the teachings of the true love of Christ to fully understand the meaning of having the Lord Jesus as her savior. She went to several colleges in the area, picking up bible credits, an associates in biology, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. Once married, she worked as an executive assistant but felt a calling to something more.Through a mentor at his church, Kevin learned of Mission Aviation Fellowship. After telling Tasha, and a lot of divine intervention, they both realized how God had pointed their lives in this direction and have embraced the role God has called them to. They picked up their remaining bible credits through correspondence with Johnson Bible College in Knoxville and look forward to beginning their service with MAF.