Sam Ed Spence The Chaplain at Lone Star Park since the track opened in 1997, Sam, 82, Executive Director of Race Track Chaplaincy of Texas. Sam has previously held that same position with Race Track Chaplaincy of America, Quarter Racing Owners of America, and the American Paint Horse Assn., where he founded the Paint Horse Journal in 1966.
A graduate of Texas A & M University, Sam was the pastor of Calvary Christian Center, a non-denominational church in Keller, TX. for 10 years, before becoming Chaplain at Trinity Meadows Raceway in Weatherford, TX, in 1995.
Sam and his wife, Margie, have four children -- Tonya, Tammy, Dondi, and David – and ten grandchildren. They make their home in Southlake, TX.
Asst. Chaplain: Joe Pena
Mike Bingaman The Chaplain at Retama Park since the track opened in 1995, Mike,51, also served as Chaplain at Bandera Downs and at Trinity Meadows. A native of the state of Washington, he was a volunteer Chaplain at Yakima Meadows in l982.
Later Mike became the fulltime Chaplain at Longacres Race Track in Seattle in 1986, where he served until the track closed in 1992.
Mike is a 1983 graduate of Northwest College of the Assemblies of God, and he received his Masters degree in professional counseling in 2001. Mike and his wife, Charo, reside in Converse, TX.
RTCT State Board of Directors
Daniel R. Reed - President Race Track Chaplaincy Texas. Daniel is also a Chaplain at The Race Track Chaplaincy of America. Evangelist/Messenger of God - Minute Meditations from the Backside, where he shares the word of God, and shares God's Blessings with others.
Originally from Unionville, Missouri. Daniel currently calls Eufaula, Oklahoma his home, which he shares with Sophie and R.J., his two Sr. Rescue Dachsunds.
Daniel has two sisters, Dora Lanham Reed, and Ruth Brady, and a brother, Mark Reed. Plus several cousins, too many to name.
A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Class of 1983 - BS, MEd - Adaptive Physical Education - Edmond, Oklahoma.
Although currently single, Daniel would tell you, he is in the most awesome relationship, with his Lord and Savior, Jesus
Vice President: Bob Aquino
Treasurer: Terry Hobbs
Exec. Dir./Secretary: Sam Ed Spence