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Christian Zimmerman

Christian Zimmerman

Chinese military personnel
Christian Zimmerman
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Intro Chinese military personnel
Is Military personnel
From China
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1940, Jingzhou, People's Republic of China
Age 81 years
Star sign Aries
Education
Concordia Theological Seminary
Peoplepill ID christian-zimmerman
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Biography

Christian Zimmerman is an American pastor, former politician, retired United States Air Force pilot and commercial pilot from Idaho. Zimmerman was a Republican member of Idaho House of Representatives.

Early life

On April 14, 1940, Zimmerman was born in Shasi, Hubei province, China. Zimmerman's parents were Lutheran missionaries in China. Zimmerman has a sister, Katharine.

Education

Zimmerman attended Boise State University and Iowa State University. In 1980, Zimmerman earned a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in Clayton, Missouri. In 1985, Zimmerman earned a degree from National Defense University.

Career

In military, in 1959, Zimmerman served as an officer and a pilot in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard and Reserve, until 1989. Zimmerman is a lieutenant colonel.

In 1968, Zimmerman became a commercial pilot for Trans World Airlines (TWA), until his retirement in May 1995.

In 1980, Zimmerman became a Lutheran minister. Zimmerman is a pastor in Idaho.

On June 14, 1985, as a flight engineer of TWA Flight 847, his airplane was hijacked by Lebanese Shiite Muslims on a flight from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy. The airplane eventual landed in Beirut. Zimmerman survived the beating. Eventually, the passengers and crew members were released. Zimmerman returned to Boise, Idaho on July 4, 1985. In November 1985, Zimmerman became the author of Hostage in a Hostage World: Hope Aboard Hijacked TWA 847.

In May 1995, Zimmerman became a city council member of Cascade, Idaho and became council President.

On November 5, 1996, Zimmerman won the election and became a Republican member of Idaho House of Representatives for District 8, seat A. Zimmerman defeated Gayle Wilde with 88.6% of the votes. On November 3, 1998, as an incumbent, Zimmerman won the election unopposed and continued serving District 8, seat A.

In April 2014, at age 74, Zimmerman became a pastor of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Ontario.

Awards

  • 1986 Silver Medillion award. Presented by Boise State University.

Personal life

Zimmerman's wife is Melvia Kahale. They have three children. Zimmerman and his family live in Cascade, Idaho.

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