Brent Halvorsen is excited to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Nampa, Idaho, and globally. After working for several years in the world of corporate aviation, he recently transitioned his abilities to MAF. In his role as a traveling aircraft maintenance technician, he often travels from our headquarters in Idaho to visit and assist our programs spread around the world. His desire is to help bring the light of Christ to the far reaches of the earth as seen in John 1:5.
Born in Reston, Virginia, Brent was raised in a diverse cultural environment that helped shape his desire to serve people outside of his home country. Giving his life to Christ at the age of 19, he has spent the past several years pursuing what God would have of him, ultimately leading him to serve with MAF.
Brent attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he majored in Biblical studies and aviation maintenance. Throughout his time at college, he was able to participate in two short-term trips: one to Bangkok, Thailand, and the other to Dondo, Mozambique. These sparked a desire for mission work that would eventually lead to working with MAF for four months as a hangar volunteer.
After graduating from college, he moved to Boise, Idaho, to pursue a church planting opportunity with fellow graduates. During that time, he also started working for various companies at the Boise airport and gained valuable perspective and experience related to the world of aviation. This train of events has led him to dedicate the next season of his life to serving God as an MAF maintenance specialist.
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 Brent’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.