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Global Staff

Corporate Headquarters – North Carolina

  • Ric Swaningson – President and CEO
  • Doreen Stocker – Director of Development
  • Sharon Williams – Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Sarah Peterson – Donor Relations Specialist

AWA Headquarters Canada – British Columbia

  • Jud Wickwire – Vice President of Operations
  • Jenna Volkwyn – Administrative Assistant
  • Karen Girouard – Bookkeeper
  • Randy Ferguson – Safety Officer


  • Gloria Tokics-Murphy – Videographer


  • Betty Haas – CFO
  • Thomas Hinrichs – Accountant
  • Doris Likens – Accountant

Arizona – Thunderbird Adventist Academy

  • Dina Simmons – Flight director at Thunderbird Adventist Academy
  • Nik and Lynette Nagy – Aviation maintenance, web development, homeland missionaries, and support staff

Adventist World Aviation

3457 Swift Creek Road (Corp-3)
Smithfield, NC 27577

KJNX - Johnston Regional Airport

Phone: 414-226-5195
Toll Free: 1-888-477-8945

Email: info@flyawa.org
Web: http://www.flyawa.org

Mission Statement

In light of the Gospel Commission, AWA exists to provide logistical air support in remote parts of the world, to carry out humanitarian work.

Vision Statement

Become the leading partner in providing global aviation support to those serving at-risk people regardless of ethnicity, political or religious association.

The Great Commision

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Mathew 28:18-20


Adventist World Aviation accepts the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We hold to the value of “Sola Scriptura” (The Bible and the Bible alone) —the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.

To view statement of faith click here.


“Adventist World Aviation is an independent ministry that supports the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist® Church; however, it is not part of, affiliated with, or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists®, or any affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist® Church. Thus, any content or opinions expressed, implied or included in or with the statements, products or services offered by Adventist World Aviation, are solely those of Adventist World Aviation, and not those of the Seventh-day Adventist® Church.”

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