History of MAF

Serving Together Since 1945

Virtual Founding Day Celebration Info

This year is MAF’s 75th anniversary. On May 20, 1945, the founders of MAF (then CAMF—Christian Airmen's Missionary Fellowship) signed articles of incorporation and began MAF’s legacy of reaching isolated people with Christ’s love through aviation.
Throughout our 75 years, we have relied on people like you who support us. Because of you, Bible translators have been able to translate the Bible into numerous heart languages, dozens of communities and villages have been responded to in the most desperate times of disaster, thousands of people have received life-saving medical care in the form of medical evacuations, and more. You helped make that happen! And we can’t thank you enough for it!
We celebrated our 75th anniversary digitally on the anniversary of our articles of incorporation being signed. While we had originally planned to host a celebration in person, that sadly wasn’t possible. So, we thought the next best thing was to throw a virtual party! We had new videos to show, including one that took us back through our 75 years. On Instagram, we hosted live chats with some of our staff – Gene Jordan, Becky and Nathan Fagerlie, and our President and CEO, David Holsten. Take a look at the celebration on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Thank you again for your support. Whether it’s been for seven days or 75 years, we can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate you. In the Instagram live chat, David mentioned that we stand on the shoulders of thousands of people, both past staff members, and current supporters. We can’t do what we do without each of you. So, thank you.
If you would like to take a look back through some key moments in our 75 years, check out the timeline below!
Happy Anniversary!

After World War II, a few veteran pilots in the US and UK dreamed of a way they could use their flying skills to reach isolated people with the gospel. They founded MAF a few years later, and for 75 years now men and women have been using aviation to share Christ's love in the most remote places on earth. Learn more about our history!

MAF History Timeline

Scroll through this interactive timeline to see highlights of what God has done through MAF, its partners, and faithful donors—serving together for seven decades. Learn about the faithful heroes of MAF who have gone before us, including Betty Greene and Nate Saint.

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