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Wayne Downing

Director of Communications

Wayne is the Director of  Communications for Set Free Ministries (Domestic, Global, and Warriors Set Free). He retired from the US Air Force in 2003, after serving 23 years on active duty. Over his time in the military, he deployed to various hotspots and finished with five tours in the middle east. 

Once retired, he went back to graduate and post-graduate school for a career in business and education. He left his position at Grace Christian University as Chair of the School of Business to join the SFM Staff. As a Professor of Business, Wayne has taught for numerous universities over the past 12 years in areas of business, communication, and IT. He’s had the pleasure of serving in ministry on the front-lines and has served as a board member here in West Michigan. 

Wayne is married with two children still in the home. He enjoys most outdoor activities but is most excited about shooting sports and big game hunting. In his spare time, Wayne teaches self-defense and security team training. He’s active in men’s ministry at his home church and here at SFM (Warriors Set Free, The Road, Conquerors Series, and Reboot: Combat Recovery).