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 to carry out its mission and care for its staff.
Tim and Carol Imbrock are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship. The Imbrocks spent 15 years in Papua New Guinea as a pilot/mechanic family, serving with MAF-Australia, prior to moving to MAF headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, in 2010.
“God has given me a love for learning and teaching,” shares Tim. “This role of Instructor Pilot is a perfect fit for me! As one of the five flight instructors in the training department, I evaluate pilots who want to join MAF, train new pilots, and travel around the world checking experienced pilots on the field. We consider it a privilege to equip MAF pilots to fly professionally and safely and to do well in their overseas service.”
Tim, the son of a pastor and missionary, was born and raised in Papua New Guinea. The example of his parents’ lives and faith helped him mature and commit his life to the Lord while in high school. Tim’s family was on the receiving end of MAF’s service and, as a result, was keenly aware of the impact that mission aviation had for them and for building God’s Kingdom.
Tim is a certified A&P aviation maintenance technician. He also holds pilot certifications that include an ATP rating, CFII ratings, and SES. Tim has spent significant time conducting training and orientation for MAF pilots.
Carol was born and raised in Grove City, Ohio. It wasn’t until she met Tim in the church choir that she began to understand a bit more about missions. Carol has a deep passion for reading and studying God’s word. Tim and Carol were married in 1987.
The Imbrocks are excited about the unique ministry they have equipping, mentoring and praying for pilots and their families as they prepare for working on the mission field. They frequently welcome new staff in their home for meals and fellowship.
Tim and Carol have three children and eight grandchildren. Grant and Grace were both married in 2010 and live in Texas and Idaho respectively. Their youngest, Claire, is now attending college.
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 the Imbrocks’ 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.