Sky Cross was founded in 1995 by Terry and Kathy Bliquez, a retired U.S. Air Force couple. They located this ministry to the poor in San Antonio, Texas, after consulting with various religious and lay people. Kathy recommended the name “Sky Cross” since Terry was a general aviation pilot and hoped to fly supplies to the very poor.
The couple decided to take Spanish language classes at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, and it was here where the ministry goal and objectives were developed. They discovered there was a huge need for non perishable food by people living in poverty, especially on the Mexican side of the border with Texas. Sky Cross was incorporated in Texas and received tax exempt status in the summer of 1995. A friend of a Sky Cross supporter sent a $5,000 donation shortly thereafter, and the Sky Cross ministry began serving the poor on the Texas-Mexico border.
Today, there are 7 Board of Directors guiding Sky Cross operations in over 40 locations, most in Mexico. Terry Bliquez has chosen to hand over the reins of the ministry to David K. Young, a business owner of an employee benefit administration firm in San Antonio, and a volunteer for Sky Cross while now serving as President. David has been involved with the ministry of Sky Cross since 1998, serving on the Board and as Vice President for most of the years since 1998. Sky Cross continues to serve some 30,000 materially poor people annually (mostly women and children) through many volunteers who donate money, time, and transportation. David fully plans to continue the ministry and expand upon it as God leads into foreseeable future.