The FCAP Ministry staff are committed to supporting, encouraging and equipping God’s people for workplace ministry
Located on the beautiful grounds of Rollingbrook Christian Retreat thirty minutes South of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atlanta (ATL), the office is used for meetings, training seminars and coordination of the ministry worldwide.
Jake has worked in the airline industry for the past 19 years in various positions for multiple airlines. He is a firm advocate of workplace ministry, and the positive impact believers have in the workplace. Jake believes his work is his mission field and his mission field is his work. He has been involved with FCAP since early 2013, and joined the FCAP Board of Directors in early 2020. And as mentioned above, he is now the General Director for FCAP.
Jake and his dear wife, Joana, have a beautiful daughter named Jenna. They love spending time together and serving the Lord as a family.
Jake considers his spiritual gifts to be teaching, communicating, and one-on-one mentoring, and has helped Paul with teaching the Workplace Seminars, among other leadership opportunities.
As part of his personal testimony, Jake relates, “Ultimately this is what I strive for: to be used by God; prepared and knowledgeable for the defense of Christianity; to be able to dialogue and discuss effectively in love; to be compassionate and attentive to the people around me, while being a true witness and an ambassador for Christ.” Jake is truly humbled and honored to continue serving the FCAP community around the world.
We thank God for how he is using and will continue to use Jake as a willing servant to carry out his wonderful plan and good works to bring glory to His name.
James loves seeing normal people take part in the mission of God. This has been a passion of his whether he was working as a Director at Chick-fil-A, a pastor, or an administrator for a counseling company. He believes that God is able to take our work and make it a part of how He intends to redeem the whole world through Jesus. James is excited to see how God will continue to work through the lives of airline people as a means of moving the Kingdom of God forward. James has a Master’s of Theological Studies, Church Planting from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Ministry & Leadership from Missouri Baptist University.
Cathy has served in this role since 1980. Prior to coming on staff, she graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Administration and then worked for almost seven years as a Flight Attendant for Eastern Airlines. At the time, she had no idea how God planned to use her combined education and job as a flight attendant in the days to come. As the need arose in FCAP for a full-time secretary, God led Cathy to leave her job at Eastern and come on staff.
Over the years, Cathy has witnessed a lot of change and growth in the FCAP ministry. She can attest to God’s faithfulness through it all … faithfulness to answer prayer, faithfulness to provide for both the physical and financial resources needed to carry on the ministry, and faithfulness to change lives for His glory. Her heart’s desire and prayer is to see that continue in the days to come. Relationships she has gleaned while being a part of FCAP are cherished … to her, they are family. Cathy has one daughter and enjoys her additional role as a grandmother to three boys.
Edward grew up in a military family and lived many years in Tampa, FL and graduated from the University of Florida. Edward holds a master’s degree from Luther Rice Seminary and a PHD from Evangelical Theological Seminary (later becoming Biblical Life College and Seminary). Edward and his wife, Patricia, were Flight Attendants for Eastern Air Lines. Following the closure of Eastern, he worked at InTouch Ministries in the correspondence counseling department.
Since 1997 he has served as our Fellowship Coordinator in FCAP. Edward’s desire is to see airline people and their families come to know Christ as Savior and their source for life. Edward and Pat see themselves as Divinely placed. They have two adult sons with wonderful daughters-in-law, and two sweet granddaughters. Their oldest son is a pilot with Allegiant Air. Their youngest son is in Freight Logistics.
Principal social media contributor
Shea has been a commercial aviation enthusiast from childhood and a Christ-follower since he was 22. He first joined the World Airline Historical Society (WAHS) in 1983 and has served on its board for the past 14 years. In 1987 was co-founder of the former Tri-State Airline Historical Society. The following year Shea began the first airline collectibles show held in the New York area, “Airliners Northeast,” at Newark Airport (an event that still exists today as the Newark Airliner Show). From 1989 to 2020 he wrote over 20 feature articles on U.S. airline and airport history for several print and electronic aviation magazines.
Interviews with him on aviation subjects have been used by over 35 media organizations ranging from the BBC to the New York Times. Shea also has a B.S. in Aviation Management, Florida Institute of Technology, a B.A English Literature, Nyack College, and a Certificate of Theological Studies, Alliance Theological Seminary. For several years he was Managing Editor for the Captain’s Log, the quarterly journal of the WAHS. Shea joined the staff of the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ in 2001 and was the museum’s Executive Director from 2006-2018. In 2018 he started The Commercial Aviation History Consultancy, an organization devoted to fact-checking and research for commercial aviation projects in every form of media.
From 2008-2022 Shea founded, administered or co-administered eight aviation-related Facebook groups/pages. He currently serves as the Pan Am Historical Foundation’s Principal Contributor and Historical Advisor for Social Media. Shea Oakley began his involvement with FCAP over 20 years ago. During that time, he has attended multiple trainings at our H.Q., acted as representative of the ministry at numerous airline historian/enthusiast shows around the U.S., administered FCAP’s New York Metro Area Facebook group, and been a member of our Advisory Board, among other roles. He is also currently Principal Contributor for Social Media for FCAP.
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