The Marx family has served with Mission Aviation Fellowship for 40 years in Honduras, Ecuador, and the US, working in aviation, finances, and administration. Currently, Steve works in the Purchasing Department at headquarters, keeping the MAF worldwide fleet supplied with parts. They are excited to be involved in the overall ministry of MAF. Ann ministers through her local church and taking care of her family and home.
Steve was born in Reading, PA, to missionary parents and grew up in Central America. He accepted the Lord at age 12 in a chapel service at the missionary kids’ school he was attending. Steve trained at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and earned a degree in missionary aviation at Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, TN. He also attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. He holds a commercial single-engine pilot's license with instrument ratings and served as a pilot/mechanic in Honduras.
Due to medical needs, Steve and his first wife, Carmen, returned to MAF headquarters in the States in 1976, where Steve worked as a bookkeeper and administrator. Steve was widowed in 1990 and moved to Ecuador with his three children in 1991. He shares that no matter what comes his way in life, he is reminded that God makes no mistakes, is in complete control, and will not desert him.
Steve met Ann in 1994 when she came to teach at the Nate Saint School in Shell, Ecuador. They were married in 1995.
Ann was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, and was led to the Lord at age five by her mother. Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Ann’s mother gave her this verse when she was a child. Ann attended London Baptist Bible College in London, Ontario, and earned a degree in Religious Education.
The Marxes’ three older children, Brian, Eileen and Cristi and their spouses, have their own distinct ministries serving the Lord. Their youngest, Ryan, is a sophomore in high school and enjoys learning about art and design.
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 the Marxes’ ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.