Jason was raised in Northern Victoria and also spent four years in Marprik (near Wewak) in Papua New Guinea where his parents worked as missionaries. He and his family were involved with Living Waters AOG church in Kyabram during most of his early years. After school, Jason felt Gods calling into missions and responded by working with Youth With A Mission in California for four years, returning to Australia in 2001. It was during this time that he felt the desire to be involved in missions using aviation – as a pilot. This desire never left him, even though he often wondered where the desire came from. He tried pursuing the aviation dream in 2001 by taking private lessons in Coffs Harbour where he was living at the time, but soon ran out of money and it seemed that even though it was a dream put there by God, it wasn’t the right time to pursue it.
So while that was on hold, Jason moved back down to Victoria to work and met Kim while exploring the possibility of the aviation program at the open day at Bible College of Victoria. A week later Jason and Kim were dating and were married in December 2006. Together they worked and saved money to complete the mission aviation course at the Australian Centre for Mission Aviation. Jason finished this course in February 2011 with a Commercial Pilots Licence for single engine piston planes with a Command Instrument Rating.
Kim grew up in Essendon, Victoria. She decided to follow Jesus while attending Sunday School at Glenbervie Baptist Church (now Essendon Baptist Church). After watching images of the Ethiopian famine on TV during the 1980s Kim had a strong desire to work in Africa as a missionary. After completing her secondary schooling she gained her teaching degree and began working as a teacher. However, the desire to work in Africa had not gone away and in the year 2000, she was accepted to work with SIM in Ethiopia at Bingham Academy. There she lived and worked for three years.
In 2003, Kim returned to Australia and attended The Bible College of Victoria (now Melbourne School of Theology) to gain further knowledge before doing more missions work overseas. However, God had other plans. At the end of her first year, she knew that more study was needed and so began teaching at Oxley College part time to allow her to continue at Bible college. At the end of her course in 2005, Kim didn’t head back overseas as she had thought, but remained at Oxley College as a teacher and year level co-ordinator. This decision was partly due to a renewed love for teaching God’s word that she had discovered through her studies and also because she had met Jason during this time and was eager to see where this relationship was headed.
The Job’s arrived in Gove (in Arnhem Land) in September 2011 for their first field assignment with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). They spent four years in Arnhem Land, living in Yirrkala, Numbulwar and Elcho Island. After four years in Arnhem Land, they felt that it was time to move on and explore other options within MAF and were reassigned to Timor Leste, moving there in September 2015. They are now part of a small team operating the only two fixed wing aircraft stationed in Timor Leste. The majority of the flights involve transport for development workers and medevacs.