Mission: Agape Flights is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Christian aviation ministry transporting continuous and critical supplies to support missionaries, their families and their unique missions. Agape is committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through the missionaries it serves.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Agape currently serves over 300 missionary families, by providing support, coordination and transportation of critical and continuous supplies to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas.
Geographic areas served: Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas
Programs: Agape flights was founded by keith and clara starkey on october 24, 1980. In the words of clara starkey, "god laid it on our hearts to buy an aircraft to fly supplies into haiti. " they chose the greek word for love, agape (the unconditional love he has for each of us) to describe their mission and their ministry. On november 15, 1980, agape's inaugural flight left the sarasota- bradenton airport, bound for cap haitien, haiti. The small cessna 411 was loaded with donated emergency supplies and mail for about 25 missionary families. Today, nearly thirteen million people live in the areas regularly reached by agape's flights. Mission flights regularly land in the following airport locations: eleuthera, bahamas, cap haitian, port-au-prince and les cayes, in haiti, santo domingo and santiago in the dominican republicthe critical supplies transported to over 300 missionaries, their families, and their missions are used to change lives, one person at a time. Each year, agape flights touches the lives of over one million men, women, and children through its affiliated missionaries who provide clean water, community health, education, evangelism, medical services, micro enterprise, orphan care, and vocational training. The fair market value of donated services for the year are valued on the audited financial statements at $178,588 and include services for finance, administration, aircraft repair and maintenance and pilots. Additionally, the value of the use of an aircraft owned by a third party is valued on the financial statements at $29,560.