Dr. Rod Mills serves as the Senior Leader of AeroNova, a grassroots multi-national mission committed to spiritual leader development; training spiritual leaders in the nations to walk with God, live as intimate friends of Jesus, and make disciples in the ancient “friends of Jesus” tradition. His teachings & the teachings of the leaders in AeroNova are published in the AeroNova Teaching Library, which are syndicated across numerous media platforms and have a listenership in more than 55 nations. Through the AeroNova Aplauso partnership, they have started a growing number of more than a dozen grassroots seminaries in 11 nations, and virtual pastoral training centers in Africa and Asia. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Theology, & Christian Ministry at Regent University, and a Senior Fellow at the Center For Transformational Living. He has served as a pastor, church planter, military chaplain, clinical chaplain, university professor, author, and teacher. He and his wife Beth live in Colorado and have been married for 34 years, with five grown children and seventeen grandchildren.
He holds undergraduate degrees in communications technology and in business. He is a Beazley Scholar, holding a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Leadership & Management from Regent University. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree and served as a doctoral fellow with a clinical residency in the Institute for Surgical Research. He has planted churches and ministries overseas and in the US, including several large churches, as well as many ministries and churches in restricted countries. He has taught around the world in conferences, churches, universities, gatherings, & post-graduate seminars and symposiums. He is the author of articles, teaching series, and Leading Team Projects, one of the twelve volumes of the Foundations for Emerging Leaders Series in Leadership Training International's Leadership Training System. His work has been published into many languages, and is used in universities, seminaries, & ministry training schools throughout the world.
He is an instrument-rated commercial pilot for airplanes and gliders, and certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration as a flight instructor, qualified to train pilots in airplanes, aerobatic bi-planes, tail-wheel aircraft, and instrument flying. He has flown numerous kinds of aircraft, and spent years flying search and rescue in Alaska and Hawaii. He enjoys prayer, studying, spending time with his family, flying airplanes & gliders, reading, writing, hiking, music, and traveling. Believers in more than 55 countries listen to the teachings on the AeroNova Global Netcast and Teaching Library. The netcast is syndicated through numerous media platforms and the AeroNova App on Apple & Google app stores, and the ministry website AeroNova.org. His passion in life is to love God, love people, walk with God, enjoy spiritual friendships, and cultivate others to live as spiritual leaders and friends of Jesus, serving as His closest disciples.