John Pipkin is a retired pilot. He’s held many jobs, most recently working for Netjets International, flying celebrities around.
These days, he flies relief workers, medical teams and humanitarian aid from airstrip to airstrip in Haiti.
His wife, Joyce, is the volunteer coordinator of the Haitian ministry at their church, St. Mary’s Episcopal in Columbia, which sponsors a parish and its school in Les Cayes, a town in the southwest section of the country.
The Pipkins travel together at least three times a year helping the needy, coordinating mission work, assisting the international community of aid workers and supporting local clergy. They visited Charleston Southern University on Wednesday to share their story.