Michael and Karen Broyles, along with their daughter, Kaydence, and son, Elijah, came to serve God with MAF in Haiti in November 2006. As a pilot/mechanic family they share that their mission is to follow after Jesus’ heart to "go and teach all nations." Philippians 1:20 is their family verse and Karen shares that she is thankful to God for His guidance in their lives. "God is weaving a beautiful tapestry through the lives of His children, and we are blessed to be a part of His work of art."
Michael is grateful to God for the opportunity to serve with MAF, using his flight and maintenance skills. "It's an honor and privilege to reach out to others with the Gospel, doing something I truly love – flying." His flying has impacted countless hearts and lives across the country. Young people are stepping into leadership roles in the church and community, something the Broyles family is passionate about –raising up young, godly leaders who will truly change Haiti from the inside out.
Recently, the Broyles have been blessed to see God move in ways they had never dreamed. Their church continues to grow, reaching out to their community with the love and grace of God. Karen continues to lead worship at Quisqueya Chapel, and now teaches a Bible study with those involved in the worship ministry. She's also the Office Manager at the church, a new role for her this past year. Together, Michael and Karen host a weekly Bible study in their home.
Michael was born into a Christian home in Fall Branch, TN. As a teen, he put his trust in Christ as his Savior and committed his life to serving God. The summer before his senior year in high school, he heard about mission aviation and knew this was God's call for his life. He attended Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, TN, and graduated with his B.S. in Missionary Aviation Technology. He earned his Commercial Single Engine and Multi Engine Pilot's Licenses as well as his Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic's License. He also earned his Flight Instructor, Multi-engine Instructor, and Instrument Instructor Certificates.
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Karen's family was introduced to Christ when they moved to Elizabethton, TN, in 1981. Karen grew up in a Christian home and knew that God wanted to have a personal relationship with her, but she didn't surrender to His calling until the summer after her freshman year of college. Her parents and youth leaders were a major influence in her spiritual life and pointed her toward a genuine relationship with God. Karen graduated from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY, with a B.S. in Psychology. Michael and Karen met at a youth rally where they were ministering as volunteer youth leaders for their churches. They were married in December of 2001.
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in Michael and Karen’s ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.