Christian Wings for the World Staff

Lionel & Sara Smith  Greg & Elaine Gale  Joe Barker  Jim & Pat Gale

Lionel & Sara Smith

Lionel and Sara Smith, founders of CWW, work full-time for the ministry. Sara is vice-president and the office administrator. Lionel is president of the board and in charge of the day-to-day operations of the ministry. Lionel has many qualifications he brings to the ministry.

  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instrument Instructor
  • Multi-Engine Instructor
  • Licensed Ground Instructor.
  • Commercial pilot with instrument rating for single-engine land, single-engine sea, and multi-engine land aircraft.
  • Certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic with inspector authorization.
  • Over 12,000 hours of flight time
  • Over 8,000 hours instructing student pilots
  • Graduated mission pilot training in 1993 from New Tribes Missions. Instructor: Paul Dye
  • FAA appointed Accident Prevention Counselor 1973-1998
  • Pilot since 1963


Joe Barker

Joe Barker volunteers as a Certified Flight Instructor for single-engine aircraft. He is an airline Captain, retired from TWA. He has logged over 24,000 hours of flight time. He started his career in DC-3's and was flying 767's and 757's at retirement. Top



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