About AERO Missions
Discover why AERO MISSIONS was established
About our Ministry
AERO Missions is a non-profit ministry that was started in the fall of 2018 by two Christian aviators with a desire to use the tool of aviation to further the work of the Lord in reaching lost souls for Him. Within the ministry's first few months, the Lord provided opportunities for ministry flying in transporting missionaries on various support-raising trips within the United States.
In general, travel-by-air has proven itself entirely successful over the previous century and remains a prominent means of transportation today. Yet in many places of the world, it remains the only way to access people who are isolated by natural barriers and difficult terrain. This gives the missionary pilot a specific target of people to reach with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ - for without wings, those souls may never hear the Truth of God's Word.
Meet the Director
Jon Stanczak, CFI CFII MEI ATP
Jon was born and raised in a Christian home in Murfreesboro, TN. During a revival meeting in 2004, he once again heard a message preached that he had heard his entire life, that of God's gift of eternal salvation. The Bible says that whosoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ and accepts what He has done for him on the cross shall be saved (John 3:16, Rom. 10:13). Jon accepted God's gift of eternal life that evening and received the Lord as his personal Savior.
In 2006, Jon began taking flying lessons with an interest in someday using this training for missionary work. He obtained his private pilot's license the following year prior to beginning college. Jon graduated from Pensacola Christian College (Pensacola, FL) in 2011 with a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministries and then continued his aviation training over the next three years while also working on staff at PCC. During this time, he obtained instrument, commercial, and flight instructor certificates.
In 2014, Jon and his wife , Katie, relocated to Birmingham, AL, where he worked for two years as a flight instructor and contract pilot. He also completed additional instructor ratings and multi-engine certificates. In 2016, Jon began flying for PSA Airlines, Inc., a regional carrier for American Airlines.
As of January 2019, Jon and Katie now serve fulltime with AERO Missions, training and supporting the next generation of missionary pilots. Their desire is to partner with ministries and missionaries around the world in their efforts to reach people for Christ.
Board of Directors
AERO Missions is a non-profit entity, governed by an elected Board of Directors. Each member is nominated and elected on an annual term and serves a role in the overall management and operation of the ministry.
For questions and inquiries regarding the Board of Directors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AERO Missions operates entirely on gifts received from various ministries (i.e. churches, Christian institutions, etc.) and from individual donors who share in our desire to reach the world for Christ with the message of salvation. We invite you to partner with us in this endeavor by having a financial part through either a one-time donation or a regular monthly donation.
Additionally, AERO Missions strives to keep each student's training costs and living expenses as low as possible while they train at our ministry. You may consider helping these individuals by making a special, designated donation.
All gifts are tax-deductible, and receipts will be emailed upon processing of payment. For more information on supporting AERO Missions, please visit our SUPPORT page on this website.