Matthew and Kylie Lynch look forward to being laborers in God’s harvest serving as missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship. As a pilot, Matthew will use aviation to assist and facilitate sending the gospel of Jesus Christ further and faster. To meet physical needs and to help people experience God in a life-changing way, he will transport pastors, other missionaries, medical emergency patients, and various types of cargo. With his background in finance, Matthew will help his base be good stewards of the Lord’s resources. Kylie will continue raising their daughter Autumn as a stay-at-home mom. She is very excited to have the opportunity to disciple women in the community as well as minister to displaced people and refugees.
Growing up in Kissimmee, FL, Matthew received a sound biblical foundation from his parents and his church. After years of faithful service in the church and great guidance from parents and mentors alike, Matthew fully dedicated his life to God at age 25. He grew up joining his youth missions team on their yearly short-term trips as well as one trip with the adult missions team to Costa Rica. After dedicating his life to the Lord, Matthew walked away from a job right out of college and instead applied to the United States military. He was denied twice. Then, he met MAF and realized that his passion for flying that he had wanted to use to serve the country could be used for God’s glory. Already a licensed private pilot, he completed the rest of his flight training at Mission Aviation Training Academy after he had received biblical training in Kalispell, MT, at Canvas School of Ministry.
Kylie was born in Dallas, TX, and raised in the greater Salt Lake area in Utah. Her parents played an important role in her Christian life. It was at age 13 at a youth event where she gave her life to the Lord after a life-changing experience. That same summer at church camp she felt led to devote her life to being a missionary. After graduating from high school, she took part in a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission—following in her parents’ footsteps. During this DTS, she traveled on an outreach to Ukraine and Greece for a month each and developed a passion for refugees and unreached people groups. Upon her return from her DTS outreach, Kylie met Matthew and quickly became enthusiastic about reaching the nations through MAF.
Matthew states, “I felt that the Lord was calling me to international missions as a pilot, and I knew that it would take a special woman to be willing to do something as wild as that.” Kylie was just that special woman that the Lord had intended for Matthew to meet. Less than one year after meeting, they were married in 2019.
The Lynch family looks at their future with great hope and anticipation for how God will use them to be a part of the Great Commission as laborers in the harvest. 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 Matthew and Kylie’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a ministry partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.
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.