Stephen Paul Quigg is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving with his wife Gail as a mission advocate for the North Central Jurisdiction of the denomination. He is based in Ohio.
Mission advocates are missionaries assigned to assist annual conferences, districts, and local churches in the United States to understand and participate in global mission. Their work has a particular focus on mission personnel, including support of missionaries through the Advance for Christ and His Church.
Stephen and Gail worked for many years in aviation ministries, 20 of those years in Africa, followed by international support of such mission. Prior to becoming a mission advocate, Stephen provided technical and logistical support to the United Methodist aviation programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, and other areas. In addition, he was assigned to work with Mission Safety International, an extensive, worldwide program, including United Methodist Aviation Ministries (see www.UMAviationMinistries.org).
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 of maintenance.
Steve and Gail are the parents of two grown daughters, Heather and Kathy, both of whom were born in Nigeria.
: Greater New Jersey Annual Conference
, Peninsula/Delaware Annual Conference
, South Georgia Annual Conference
, Susquehanna Annual Conference
, Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
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