History of CWW
Wings for the World was born in the heart of Lionel Smith.
In April of 1979, God delivered Lionel from a serious plane
crash that threatened to end his flying career forever, he
made a commitment to the Lord to fly for Him.
prayer and the sharing of a dream, Christian Wings for the
World has become a reality. CWW was incorporated in June of
1996 in Mountain View, MO. CWW has 503-C tax-exempt status
with the IRS.
began in the summer of 1996 at Mountain View. Geerten Vreugendenhil
of the Netherlands became the first student.
of 1999, C.W.W. received a title deed in the mail to Dove
Field, an airstrip with hangar and 47 acres of land. The field
had been built by Don & Gwen McCurdy in the late '70's
specifically for training missionary pilots. Gwen had married
Dick Slater after Don's death. They donated Dove Field to
be used as a training base for pilots and mechanics. During
1999, the ministry moved to Dove Field near Ironton, MO.
board of directors: President: Lionel Smith, Vice-president:
Sara Smith, Secretary/Treasurer: Betty Chapman, Advisor: Kayla Smith