The First Baptist Church Raceway Ministry ministers at the local Myrtle Beach Speedway. The purpose of the Chaplain program is to have a spiritual presence among all those involved in the weekly racing series.
The Chaplain delivers an invocation before each race. They accompany drivers to the hospital when they are involved in an accident and assist the injured drivers’ family. The Chaplains have performed wedding ceremonies at the track and participate in funeral services for those involved in racing. Most importantly, they are a witness to the unsaved.
The total track ministry not only includes the race car drivers, but their crews, technical personnel, track employees and fans.
The Raceway Ministry is sponsored by the Waccamaw Baptist Association. The local Raceway Ministry is also a member of the National Fellowship o Raceway Ministry. A Chaplain certification program is administered by this organization.
The weekly racing series runs each Saturday night April through September.
For more information on the Raceway Ministry contact the church office at 843-249-2448.
The Raceway Ministry team:
Ron Bruce, Myron Pritchard, Melton Dotson, and Lionel Jewel (Not Pictured)
“The Racer’s Prayer”
Lord, I pray as I race today,
Keep me safe along the way.
Not only me but others too,
Performing the jobs they do.
I know GOD, that in a race
I, the driver, must set the pace;
But in this race of life I pray,
Help me Lord, along the way.
Although I see my weekness
And I know that I am a sinner.
Help me to believe and know
THAT WITH GOD YOU ARE ALWAYS THE WINNER.
NOTE: The 2013 National Fellowship of Raceway Ministries annual convention was held at First Baptist Church.
Below are a few pictures of the event.