I have taken up the handle "Sky Pilot" because it defines what I am and speaks to my fanatical aeronautic avocations. Everyone used to know what it meant, but that's not so today. In the military the chaplain became known as the "Sky Pilot" and so since, the preacher; born in the parsonage, raised on the mission field, I am both a PK and an MK, and I am a missionary, a sky pilot. Ministering twenty years in the U.S.A. and enduring 10 years of seminary studies, I returned to Japan (grew up here '50 -'55) in 1985 with my wife Rickie and our four children: Jennifer, Jocelyn, Jeremy, and Jonathan.  Today Jennifer and her husband Chad Huddleston are missionaries here in Osaka, Japan.  They have four children: Anika, Josiah, Caleb, and Katia.  Jocelyn and her husband Chris Wolfe (a systems administrator) live in Columbia, Missouri, with their three children: Michaela, Benjamin, Johanna and have adopted little Ami to arrive from China.  Jeremy is a graphics designer with Macromedia in San Francisco.  Jonathan and his wife Yuki live in the Los Angeles area, where Jonathan works in sales for Sumitomo Electric Company. Jonathan is also an RC pilot. My ministry involves a variety of activities.  I am President Emeritus with Osaka Bible Seminary, having been president from 1989-2001.  We are also involved in outreach to Greater Asia: www.jesus4greaterasia.com.

.  My roots are in the Christian Church/Churches of Christ and I graduated from San Jose Bible College, San Jose, CA--BA; Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL--MA, MDIV; and I took my doctorate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL--DMISS.