Chris—I professed salvation in Christ, without possessing salvation, at the age of 17. I spent the next 6 years learning how to “live” as a Christian where I was taught how to develop a Sunday School Lesson, lead and direct Children’s Church, perform duties as an Usher, and began multiple Nursing Home Ministries, and various other outreach ministries. It wasn’t until in 2002, at the age of 23, while stationed in 29 Palms (MCAGCC) during my time in the Marine Corps, that I came under deep conviction of my need for salvation. During Bible College classes at Calvary Baptist Church in Yucca Valley, California, the realization that I’d not accepted Christ as my personal Savior became frighteningly evident. I thought, “I never accepted, by faith, the shed blood of Christ on Calvary’s Cross for my sin debt.” After class that night, I reviewed the Gospel of Christ and how a person accepts Eternal Life through faith in Christ with the teacher. I then bowed my knee and received true forgiveness of my sins that very moment. Since then, I have strived to live a life of faithful, obedient service to my Savior.

Rachael—I was saved when I was 6 years old, at Calvary Baptist Church in Yucca Valley, CA. I was in my Children’s Church class, on Sunday Morning in 1988, and became convicted of my sin. I went to the back of the class and was led to the Lord by my teacher, Mrs. Jeanette Gordon. I was raised in a Christian home and attended church my entire life. It wasn’t until I was 16 that the Lord spoke to me about my walk with Him. I felt as though I couldn’t be saved if, in my heart, I knew that I wasn’t where God wanted me to be. I spoke with my mom about my salvation experience, we reviewed God’s Word regarding what it meant to be saved, and I received assurance of the decision I made ten years earlier. It was during this time of prayer that I rededicated my life to the Lord.

Rachael & I were married in July of 2000, where we were already faithfully serving in our local church. After my salvation in 2002, the Lord began to develop in me the desire of my heart, which is to Preach the word of God. Throughout the past 20 years of Military Service, the Lord placed us in fantastic churches and under some great mentors in the faith. Our progress of surrendering to the calling of Missions began in 2003 when we surrendered to Full-time Christian Service, in 2004 when I surrendered to Preach the Word of God, leading to 2011 when my wife and I answered the calling of God on our lives to surrender to Missions. In 2016, the Lord directed us to partner with Mission Air Care to reach isolated people with the Gospel through Mission Aviation.

Ministry Highlights

In May of 2017, my wife and I both graduated with a 3 year Diploma in Biblical Studies from the Faith Bible Institute out of Monroe, LA. God has allowed our family to bring much to Mission Air Care, providing more than 20 years of leadership experience in a wide variety of ministry & military related activities. I am privileged to have served, with my wife as my helpmeet, as an Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor, and an Adult Sunday School teacher, as well as being a Director/Teacher/Captain in multiple outreach & children’s ministries. We have had a phenomenal career in the military (US Marine Corps & US Army) which culminated into providing a comprehensive background in training large groups of individuals in sensitive and confidential material, strategic planning, supply chain management, and procurement strategies derived from conducting domestic and global operations, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Accumulating 3,000 hours of Domestic & International Flight Experience, completing my career as a Military Instructor Pilot & Instrument Examiner, the Lord has given me skills and abilities, and a calling to use what He’s provided in service to Him. My family and I are excited to be a part of Mission Air Care and the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sending Church

Grace Baptist Church located in Ozark, AL (www.gbc-ozark.com) ; under the leadership of Pastor Doug Crosby. Please feel free to contact Pastor Crosby, church – (334) 677-1611 or cell (334) 790-3086, should you have any questions about the Holaday Family.