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Background Information

Employment History

Part-Time Chaplain
Keystone Park

Part-Time Chaplain
Philadelphia Park

Affiliations

Founder
Race Track Chaplaincy of America

Web References (4 Total References)


History

www.rtca-pa.org [cached]

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.

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Doors to the tracks opened for Rae when he contacted Chaplain "Salty" Roberts, founder of Race Track Chaplaincy of America.
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The Committee, formed in April of 1972, enabled Rev. Cameron to become the first part-time Chaplain at Keystone Park (later renamed Philadelphia Park). His 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 Office of the Chaplain P.O. Box 1000 Bensalem, PA 19020 Phone: 267-223-3513or 267-223-3398 Fax: 215-638-3582 EMail: rbunker@rtca-pa.org


Race Track Chaplaincy of America: Pennsylvania Division, Inc

www.rtca-pa.org [cached]

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 . Pastor Cameron's records show that from 1971 to 1975 he and other pastors from Pennsylvania and New Jersey met to develop outreaches to racetracks. Doors to the tracks opened for Rae when he contacted Chaplain "Salty" Roberts, founder of Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

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In those formative days, the Race Track Coordinating Committee led the way, consisting of pastors from American Baptist and Southern Baptist churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey . The Committee, formed in April of 1972, enabled Rev. Cameron to become the first part-time Chaplain at Keystone Park (later renamed Philadelphia Park ). His 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 Story Of Chaplains at Philadelphia Park Racetrack

www.rtca-pa.org [cached]

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 . Pastor Cameron's records show that from 1971 to 1975 he and other pastors from Pennsylvania and New Jersey met to develop outreaches to racetracks. Doors to the tracks opened for Rae when he contacted Chaplain "Salty" Roberts, founder of Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

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In those formative days, the Race Track Coordinating Committee led the way, consisting of pastors from American Baptist and Southern Baptist churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey . The Committee, formed in April of 1972, enabled Rev. Cameron to become the first part-time Chaplain at Keystone Park (later renamed Philadelphia Park ). His 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.


rear (left to right) Steve Lamb, ...

www.hishandsforhaiti.org [cached]

rear (left to right) Steve Lamb, Mike Salazar, Rae Cameron, Mike Bell, Philip Charles

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(right) But probably the most noteworthy reacquaintence took place between Pastor Noel and Pastor Rae who met over 20 years ago when Rae was a member of the first team from Maine to visit Pastor Noel in Haiti. That 12-member team became known as "The 12 Apostles from Maine" and was the start of many long relationships between Pastor Noel and many different churches and individuals in Maine. Pastor Noel and Pastor Rae had not seen each other for many years and their meeting was something quite special for the rest of the team to see.
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(right) Rae also had his opportunity to preach on our second Sunday in Haiti. He is pictured here with Pastor Noel introducing him.

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