Early in ministry, Chastity and Eric had the opportunity to take part in many short-term mission trips. Those mission trips left a lasting impression on them. “We have always felt a deep love in our hearts for people of different cultures and languages.” Eric and Chastity hope to move to Florida next spring where Eric will serve as our Executive Director.
Brian felt God call him to become a missionary pilot back in 2001. Brian served as the leader of the Disaster International Relief Team (DIRT team) at Calvary Chapel St. Pete. for eight years and has led multiple missionary trips all over the world. He has also worked with Samaritans Purse on many occasions. Brian has been married for 38 years and has two children and five grandchildren. Brian serves as our Chief Pilot.
Jason and Liani were called into ministry in a fairly dramatic fashion. After 17 years of accounting and business experience, They found themselves at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. During Jason’s studies, a professor told him that when your passions and spiritual gifts collide, you have found your ministry. Well, my spiritual gifts are teaching, administration and leadership and my passion has always been aviation. We are here to serve.
Joshua has been passionate about aviation since the young age of 12 and believes the Lord called him to serve in the aviation field As a mechanic and pilot, his goal is to spread the gospel where ever God leads. His wife, Rachael is an early childhood educator and desires to teach little ones about the Lord. She and Joshua intend on evangelizing the lost and ministering to other missionary families. Please be in prayer for them as they serve God through Harvest Aviation.
Liz has a deep desire to help those in desperate need. She graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College in 2004 with a degree in Missions and Bible. In 2005 she was given the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Alaska where she would see missionary aviation firsthand. Since that trip she has felt a call on her life to use aviation as a way to help others. Later, in 2013, Liz was informed about the horrific epidemic of human trafficking. Since that time the burden to help victims of sex trafficking has increased and the ability to use aviation to help these women has become apparent. Liz will serve with Harvest as an aircraft mechanic. She will also be preparing to serve in the Missionary Care Program.