Sam Ed Spence The Chaplain at Lone Star Park since the track opened in 1997, Sam, 75, 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: Glenn Waldon
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
President: Daniel Reed
Vice President: Mike Buffington
Treasurer: Terry Hobbs
Exec. Dir./Secretary: Sam Ed Spence