Kingdom Air Corps has its home on King Ranch, 320 acres of beautiful land located 81 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska on the Glenn Highway. King Ranch sits above the Matanuska River, between the Talkeetna Range of mountains to the north and the Chugach Range to the south.
When you see the glorious mountains surrounding the Ranch and become part of the community that works together to spread the Gospel, you’ll believe what Dwayne says (usually in Russian)... “Nowhere does it get any better than this!”
Life At the Ranch
Everyone working at Kingdom Air Corps is a volunteer, coming to further the vision of sharing the Gospel through the means of aviation – whether that individual is a pilot or not.
Our volunteers do all kinds of work. They build cabins, give flight instruction, lay pipe, drive heavy equipment, clean and maintain the facility, and cook meals. This past summer, the kitchen crew prepared over 15,000 meals.
To anyone who has visited, it goes without saying that life at the Ranch is busy. There’s the daily work to keep things running: mowing the grass, feeding hungry workers, washing dishes, chopping firewood, making up beds for new volunteers and guests. Then there are the new projects – construction and machinery work to expand the infrastructure of Kingdom Air Corps. But at the heart of it all is the focus on flight training and airplane maintenance with the goal of bringing the gospel to the remotest places on earth.
Each day at the Ranch starts with breakfast and devotions. Everyone gathers to dedicate the day to the Lord and plan the day’s work. From there on out, everyone gets to work, whether fixing a truck, cooking lunch, studying in ground school, or changing the oil in an airplane.
Even though the day might be planned, another thing that characterizes Kingdom Air Corps is that the unexpected often trumps the expected. Guests might drop in for lunch, the weather might prevent flying, or a project might need extra nails. Whatever it is, we trust that the Lord will use each day to further His work for His glory.