Our Mission & Vision
We seek to transform lives, inspire careers and set students on a path of learning in the aviation industry.
City Outreach Foundation’s MissionAero Pipeline is unique and the first of its kind. It is a multi-year college and career preparation opportunity, which uses aviation, science, technology, engineering and math (or AeroSTEM) to professionalize young people for careers after graduation, but we have a specialized emphasis on missionary aviation. Missionary aviation uses aircraft to directly support church-planting and humanitarian efforts.
Meet the MissionAero Team!
Pastor (Dr.) John Wilkerson
Board President, City Outreach Foundation
Dr. John Wilkerson spent much of his childhood in Tennessee and was saved as an elementary school-age child. He has experience teaching, a school administrator and began pastoring for 13 years in Long Beach, CA. In February 2013, Dr. Wilkerson and his family moved to Indiana, where he currently serves as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond and chancellor of Hyles-Anderson College. Dr. Wilkerson and his wife, Linda, have been married for 28 years, and they have nine children. He enjoys reading, making new friends and watching his kids play school sports.
Jennifer-Ruth hails from California and trusted Christ in 1991 at a Christian camp. She earned her pilot license in 2005, and after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy she began service as an Air Force officer. She is an Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran, where she served as a mission commander in Baghdad, Iraq as a counterintelligence agent. She earned an accelerated promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and serves in the Indiana Air National Guard serving as the Commander of the 122d Communications Flight and Chief Information Officer (CIO). She loves flying and desires to develop and serve missionaries through aviation. She is an avid traveler and has visited all seven continents.
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Dr. Mark Bosje
Director, Fundamental Baptist Missions International
Dr. Bob Green
Aviation Director, Baptist International Missions Inc.
F-22 Test Pilot