Stephen W. Merritt, Airport Manager and Professional Flight Instructor

“The first time I flew to The Bahamas, it was out of curiosity and a sense of adventure to go to a beautiful place in my airplane. Once there, I was introduced to the mission of Bahamas Methodist Habitat in providing disaster relief and substandard housing repair. Through multiple visits in the last seven years I have come to understand more about the people of The Bahamas and how, by using aviation, I might be able to be of assistance in supporting the missions and ministries underway on the island of Eleuthera. Through our relationships, we have been able to provide a great deal of assistance in response to the request of the Methodist Church to help with the earthquake relief in 2010 in Haiti. I find it very rewarding to be able to make use of my skills and aircraft to provide assistance where most needed.”