Paul Abbott

Aeronautical Science, Aviation Technology '71

Owner & President, Covington Aircraft Engines Inc.

Q. What do you like best about your career?

“I enjoy providing jobs for other people and providing a quality product for our customers.  There are a number of things that I have enjoyed about the business, but the most enjoyment I have is making money so that we can give to missions.  I have a desire to help spread the gospel around the world, and owning my business has helped allow me to do this.  I believe that God owns everything that we have including the business and we are here to manage the business for Christ and not for ourselves.”

Q. How did LeTourneau University prepare you?

“Attending LeTourneau helped me to grow spiritually and academically.  I believe that LeTourneau helped build my character, and I appreciated the way the instructors took a special interest in each student. The devotional at the beginning of each class was not only an encouragement, but it also helped prepare us to learn during our class time.”

Q. What are some special memories of your time here at LeTourneau University?

“I have fond memories of having Marty Donner as a lab partner. He was always a real gentlemen and a true friend.  I also remember when Betty and I dedicated our lives to the Lord and made a commitment to do whatever God led us to do.”

Q. What advice do you have for students in the aeronautical science program?

“Do your best while attending LeTourneau.  Always put God first in your life, and let Him lead you in deciding what He would have you do after you graduate. Instead of looking for the highest paying job, seek God’s will for what He would have you do. If we follow God's plan He will meet all our needs.”