God has poured his
love upon Philadelphia Park
since the day Rev. Rae Cameron
arrived as its first part-time Chaplain in 1975.
While Pastor of Frankford Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Rev. Cameron
had previously ministered at the former Liberty Bell Racetrack, replaced by Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia.
Doors to the tracks opened for Rae
contacted Chaplain "Salty" Roberts, founder of Race Track Chaplaincy of America
The Committee, formed in April of 1972, enabled Rev. Cameron to become the first part-time Chaplain at Keystone Park (later renamed Philadelphia Park).
contract called for him to work at the track two days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., serving those working on the backstretch.
Churches near the track provided meals and/or refreshments and led worship services with Pastor Cameron.
The ministry steadily gained strength through the dedicated efforts of those who cared deeply for the stable employees.
Rev. Rae Cameron