Tim and Kay Dyk have been missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship since 1982. After working for several years at the headquarters in Redlands, California, they began their overseas ministry in Kinshasa, Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. After their first term, they were assigned to the radio/avionics department at MAF’s headquarters so that they could better support the electronic needs of all overseas locations. They moved to Nampa, Idaho, in 2006 when MAF relocated out of Southern California.
Tim works in the Avionics Department, and assists all of the programs overseas with radio and aircraft technical expertise as well as encouraging each family that he visits overseas. “Each family has dedicated themselves to the people and ministries where the Lord has led them. I love working on airplanes, but the real reward is seeing what God is doing through these servants around the world!” Tim and his co-workers have been able to help almost every MAF overseas program in Africa, Asia, South America, and Indonesia.
Kay works as MAF’s Front Desk Receptionist and provides hospitality to staff who are passing through our headquarters. She also volunteers at Love, INC (Love in the Name of Christ) and keeps in touch with their three adult sons and their families: Nate and Melissa, David and Rachel, and Robert and Catherine.
Tim’s favorite verses are Romans 8:37-39. “…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” These verses are a constant reminder that God will always uphold us no matter what happens in this world.
II Corinthians 4:16-18 are special verses for Kay. “Therefore we do not lose heart… For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Kay shares that “things do not go according to plan every day, but it is reassuring to know that God is in the midst of everything that happens to us. Instead of pursuing temporary values, we live for what will last for eternity.”
Tim was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and he was led him to the Lord by his mother when he was 6 years old. After graduating from Prairie Bible Institute in Canada, Tim served in the U.S. Air Force as a specialist in top secret communications. He later obtained his avionics training at Northrop University and then his A&P mechanic license at Moody Aviation in Tennessee, and finally received more extensive training in electronics at Montana State University. He is a pilot with commercial, instrument, and instructor ratings and also holds a commercial FCC license.
Kay grew up in north central Montana on a wheat farm and accepted Christ as her Savior at age 6 at her home church in Ft. Benton. She attended Multnomah School of the Bible and then received her B.S. in Business Finance at Montana State University. Tim and Kay met in 1971 and were married in 1977 in Great Falls, Montana. They served in Montana with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship for three years before following the Lord’s leading into mission aviation.
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Tim and Kay’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a ministry partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.
The U.S. offices of MAF serve as a hub for MAF services worldwide. A day in the life here includes specialized flight training, staff mobilization and counseling, purchasing and shipping of aircraft parts, finance and accounting, administration of an Internet gateway for worldwide email, fund raising, printing and mailing of various materials, and many, many more activities. Some staff serve around the country; training future pilots and mobilizing potential candidates to serve with MAF.
MAF missionaries raise support for a pooled fund out of which MAF covers salary, housing, benefits, and staff-related ministry expenses. MAF exercises discretion over the use of missionary support in the exercise of its mission and care of its staff.