Motor Racing Outreach Association

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to minister within motor sports, or are already serving within a racing community, the Motor Racing Outreach Association (MROA) is designed for you. The MROA offers individuals affiliation, training, direction, networking, accountability and financial stewardship to pursue and continue ministry within the world of motor sports.

There are countless motor sports communities that dot America, from oval tracks to dirt tracks, from two wheels to boats, and the need has never been greater for men and women to be the fragrance of Christ in these communities.

As a member of the Motor Racing Outreach Association you can be the light of Christ in these communities…serving others in the exciting world of motor sports!

About the Motor Racing Outreach Association

The Motor Racing Outreach Association exists to foster and encourage fellowship in our common faith in Christ through ministering to the needs of the racing community and its fans and especially among our members.

MRO’s philosophy of ministry has been one of a low key, relationship style. It is an approach of being where the people are with consistency and availability. The Holy Spirit leads us into natural relationships in a non-aggressive way. It is a ministry centered on sensitivity to the needs of those to whom we are ministering.

The ministry of hanging out is very different than the current Bible College and seminary training. Relationships are established before a gospel presentation is given. Jesus modeled this with his ministry to the woman at the well (John 4). Paul, also modeling this philosophy in his ministry, often spent time building relationships and understanding existing culture before preaching (Acts 17). This style of ministry has been successful within the racing communities.

Our desire is to introduce people to a personal faith in Christ and growth in Christ likeness. However, the hanging out style of ministry allows for those who aren’t yet receptive to be given time to develop a friendship that allows spiritual ministry to proceed at their pace.

Building relationships is the most important part of ministering within MRO. We do not push our way into ministering to those who do not want it. We provide services of caring and availability in time of need.

MROA Associate Level Members

Mike Arnold
IN / NASCAR Pinty's Series
Bill Beck
PA / Lernerville Speedway
Adam Brachle
MN / Youth Impact Racing
Bob Butcher
OR / NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Kathy Butcher
OR / NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Craig Day
WI / Dells Raceway Park
Kevin Green
PA / PA Area Tracks
Sammy Clary
SC / Shop Studies
John Dodson
MD / Christian Sport Bike Racing
Don Dowling
FL / AMA Drag Bike Racing
Dan Eigenberg
WA / Yakima Speedway
Jim Foster
VA / South Boston Speedway
Gary Gibson
PA / PA Track Outreach
Jeff Hamilton
CA / California Speedway
Scott Huey
PA Area Tracks
Don Kennedy
PA / Mercer Raceway Park Kids
Virgil Kilpatrick
CA / Vintage and Historic Road Racing
Mark Merical
OH / Raceline Ministry, WERA
Jim Mitchell
CO / Colorado National Speedway
Jeff Myers
PA / NASCAR Modified Tour, PA Area Tracks
Troy Pennington
NC / Southern National Motorsports Park
Aaron Plummer
NC / Southern Modified Racing Series
Tom Potter
VA / Langley Speedway
Raymond Rizzo
TN / American Flat Track, MotoAmerica, ASRA Motorcycles
Joe Spann
OK / COMMA Series
Charlie Staley
WA / ASA Northwest Tour
Gary Strugari
Alberta / Medicine Hat Speedway
Dave Stryker
NJ / Motorcycle Racing Fan Community
Don Tatman
AZ / ASA Speed Truck Challenge Series
Tim Thoma
Lernerville Speedway
Jim Zeirke
WI / Slinger Speedway

MROA Partner Level Members

Dan Harder
SK Canada / Auto Clearing Motor Speedway
Norman Griffith
CA / Southwest Racing League
Paul Howington
NC / Bowman Gray Stadium
Ricky Lemmons
Joe Luis
NC / Fan Outreach
Dale Tyre
SC / Greenville Pickens Speedway
Jim Mitchell
CO / Colorado National Speedway