Race track chaplaincy of america

Serving God. Serving People.

Coronavirus impact

As changes occur within the racing industry almost hourly, our staff is in constant contact with Chaplains, Council Presidents and volunteers across the nation identifying specific needs at tracks, farms, training centers, and beyond.


How you can help:

  1. Pray for our local racing communities, Chaplains, Councils, track managements, and leaders of the industry.  Pray for our elected leaders and those serving in healthcare.  We know God is still on the throne, and we need to lift these people up in prayer.
  2. To give on-line, go to www.rtcanational.org/give, to donate.  Put “local needs donation” in the memo, and those funds will go directly to a local Chaplaincy we have identified needs support during this time.
  3. You can also mail a check to:  Race Track Chaplaincy of America, 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A-120, Lexington, KY 40504
  4. Lastly, encourage and check on each other.  Let’s bring love and peace to our fellow horsemen in a grand way, because this is our family. 

serving the horse racing industry everyday

From the backstretch to the board room, the Chaplains, Councils and volunteers of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) are dedicated to sharing the love of Christ by ministering to the needs of everyone involved in the horse racing industry.  Our ministry focuses on five areas of need:


SPIRITUAL
EMOTIONAL
PHYSICAL
SOCIAL
EDUCATIONAL

RTCA Chaplains

his hands and feet

Recent statistics state that the horse racing industry in the United States employs over 450,000 people, many of whom have non-traditional work schedules which do not allow them the opportunity to attend traditional church services. These closed communities present a great need for the message of God's love. Our Chaplains follow Jesus' example by following the need and taking the church to the people.


Our Chaplaincies provide many services, including:

  • Bible Studies & Worship Services
  • Food & Clothing Banks
  • Recreational Activities
  • Referrals for healthcare, legal, and financial services
  • Educational Workshops
  • Transportation
  • Biblically-based  counsel
  • and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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Serving the horse industry with the love of Christ

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A Chaplain's life

RTCA Chaplain John Shumaker shares a typical day in the life of an RTCA Chaplain.