David and Lisa Pearce


Coming from two different corners of the world, Australia and Canada, David and Lisa met in Nairobi, Kenya, having come to serve in different capacities. From a young age, they both felt a call to work overseas in missions.

After completing the Mission Aviation course at the Bible College of Victoria, Australia, God opened doors for David to serve in Kenya as a Pilot. He flew with MAF in remote areas of Australia for a couple of years before heading to Kenya in late 2002. Lisa trained as a Primary School Teacher and on completing her training in Ontario, Canada, God also opened doors for her to come and teach Grade Two at West Nairobi School, a missionary school in the outskirts of the capital.

David and Lisa married in late 2004 in Nairobi among the rich tea plantations, with many friends and family visiting from their homelands of Australia and Canada. Their son Mark was born in October 2005, and their family has expanded further with the arrival of Anna in December 2007, Nathan in February 2011 and Timothy in September 2013. Having finished her contract with West Nairobi School in 2005, Lisa now stays at home managing the very busy household!

David worked as a Pilot in the Kenya operation starting in the smaller Cessna 206 and 210 aircraft, and then trained to fly the Cessna Caravan. The family moved to Lokichoggio in Northern Kenya where David continued to fly mostly in South Sudan and in time became the sub-base manager. In 2009 they moved back to Nairobi and served for 3 more years in the Kenyan program. During that time David trained on the PC-12 and finished his time in the program as the Chief Pilot departing in December 2012.

After a year’s break in Australia, the Pearces have been serving with MAF in N’djamena, Chad since December 2013. David continues to fly and also holds the position of Operations Manager

Having had the opportunity and privilege of serving in Kenya for 10 years and now in Chad they have seen God’s faithful provision and David and Lisa are very thankful for the prayerful and financial support of friends and Churches at home.



Mission Aviation Fellowship

Castle Hill Avenue, FOLKESTONE, CT20 2TN UK, Tel: 01303 852 819

Registered Charity Number 1064598 (England & Wales) and SC039107 (Scotland)

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