The Website of Tom and Arlene Baird
Welcome to the missionary website of Tom and Arlene Baird, missionaries to the country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. While Arlene is native to St. Vincent, Major Tom Baird is a veteran of the Vietnam War, one of the many developers of an Army communications/management system that later became the Internet, a bush pilot in Alaska, and now a missionary.
Major Tom Baird has recently written an autobiography titled Alive on the Edge (click on the book cover to order) to tell his adventures, not to promote himself, but as a guide to help others Grow in the Purposes of God. From the jungles of Vietnam, the mountains of South Korea, the politics of Northern Virginia, staring down the face of the Soviet Union in Europe, the wilderness of Alaska, and the communist "paradise" of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tom has weathered all of life's storms and grown in the Lord at every turn. Now, Tom has committed his life to print, praying that what he has gone through will help other Christians going through their own tribulations.
If you are not sure about buying the book, we have posted this website to allow you to read a condensed version of the life of Major Tom Baird. We will also put up the Major's blog posts periodically, so you can stay up to date with the ministry.