Stephen Paul Quigg is a missionary with the General Board of Global
Ministries of The United Methodist Church. After 20 years of aviation
service in Africa, Stephen and his wife Gail, also a missionary, are now
based in the United States; they travel widely in support of aviation
ministries around the world.
Stephen is currently serving as the coordinator of Global
Ministries-related aviation ministries, providing technical and
logistical support to the United Methodist aviation programs in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, and other areas. After
having worked in those programs for two decades, he is now uniquely
positioned to provide essential support to the central conference staff
that operates the air services.
Additionally, Steve is assigned to work with Mission Safety International (MSI, see www.msisafety.org), an extensive, worldwide program, including UM Aviation Ministries (see www.UMAviationMinistries.org).
His role is to provide safety services, including training,
consultation, accident investigation, continuing education, and safety
publications. All of these are designed to ensure that flying is safe
and secure. Preventing one serious accident can save lives, and save an
organization over a million dollars in direct and indirect costs. MSI's
work helps provide more success and efficiency, and less tragedy in the
lives of those who fly to serve in the name of Jesus Christ.
Steve earned a degree in aviation and electrical engineering
technologies from LeTourneau College (now University) in Longview,
Texas. He completed advanced flight and maintenance training at Moody
Aviation, Spokane, Washington. He studied cross-cultural ministries at
Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, aviation accident investigation
training with the US National Transportation Safety Board, and security
training with World Vision. He is a licensed commercial pilot, a
certified flight instructor, and an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic.
Steve and Gail began their missionary careers in 1979 in the small
village of Bambur, Nigeria, where they worked with Air Muri, the
aviation branch of the Nigerian United Methodist Church. The Quiggs were
later assigned to the "Wings of Caring" flight ministry of the Central
Congo Annual Conference, where Steve served as a pilot and the director
Steve and Gail are the parents of two grown daughters, Heather and Kathy, both of whom were born in Nigeria.
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