Join us February 9 and 10, 2024!
Men at Engedi, grab a friend or two for the Engedi Men’s Conference at Engedi! We will have guest speaker Frank Weisser,Top Gun Maverick’s stunt pilot, food, fellowship, and games! You don’t want to miss this!
U.S. Navy Commander Frank Weisser is a two-time Blue Angels Pilot who was deployed in combat three separate times, including to Afghanistan and Iraq. He flew in the front seat as pilot for some of Top Gun: Maverick’s most memorable scenes, including the one in which Tom Cruise blisters through a twisting canyon uncomfortably close to rocky cliffs and the ground at lightning speeds. By completing that canyon course in 2:15 in the movie, Cruise was able to show his Navy bosses that, in fact, the combat mission his pilots were tasked with could be completed. Cruise looks like he is flying the jet; in reality, it was Weisser.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Weisser joined the Blue Angels in September 2007. He has accumulated more than 5,000 flight hours and nearly 500 carrier arrested landings. He earned a masters degree in Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in September 2009. His decorations include multiple Meritorious Service Medals, Strike Flight Air Medals and various personal and unit awards. He is type rated in the Gulfstream 450/550 and resides at a private airpark in the North Georgia Mountains.
Brian is the Lead Pastor of Engedi Church, a multi-cultural church he founded in 2006 which now has three campuses in Holland and Grand Rapids, MI.
Born and raised in Ft. Wayne, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is married to his high school sweetheart Christina who serves as Engedi’s Global Missional Life Pastor. When he’s not sitting on the sidelines of his kids’ high school or college games, you can find him reading, working out, or cheering on the Hoosiers.