Welcome!  We are so glad you have joined us.

We exist to connect people to God and each other,

ever growing a community of faith.


We believe the Bible to be the infallible inspired word of God.  It conveys God’s will and purpose for humanity and this world.  It gives practical instruction of how to live a life of purpose, Godliness and peace with God, ourselves and others.
Our statement of Belief and The Apostle’s Creed


It is our vision to build a community of faith in the drag racing family, from racers to fans.  It is our desire for everyone to be aware of the salvation Jesus Christ purchased for them with His death.  To present the opportunity to accept or decline that gift.  To increase the faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ in those who profess Him as Savior.  To make you aware of the divine inheritance here in this life as well as in eternity.  We are here to help you walk in the abundant life Jesus came to give  and to experience the ultimate victory you seek.


Church is not a place for spectators. It is a place to learn, then put into practice the principles found in scripture.  Christianity is practical applications of God’s Word in everyday life.  We ‘do it afraid’ and experience God’s Presence with us and Power in us.

We proclaim and study the Word, practice what we learn, and progress in our Christian walk together.  Together is key as we learn and encourage one another in our walk with God.  Join us as we Proclaim.  Practice.  Progress.


Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

II Corinthians 5:20



Founders & Lead Chaplains,
Gary & Renee Bingham
Gary & Renee have a heart to disciple people, teaching the practicality of scripture.  “Our passion is for you to know, possess and use everything Jesus Christ died for you to have here in this life on earth.  .  There is abundant life available here, now, through the blood and name of Jesus.”

North East Region
Rich & Janette Guy
South East Region
Joe & Debbie Sannutti,
Debra Tankersley,
Tommy D’Aprile,
Kenny Bomar, Matt Zapp.  Bottom row:  Matt Robinson, Pattie Head, Glenn Head, Lisa & Matt Collier.

North Central Region
Mike Imhoff,
Chic LaNasa,
Carol Rix,
Sean Cooper.
South Central Region
Bill Dickerson,
Jerry Blazier,
Steve Longmire,
Jim Wilburn,
Don & Jean Patterson.

North West Region
Keith Peterson,
Irena Broadfoot
South West Region
Neal Muylaert


Putting our faith into action through service.

 Chaplains impact the lives of the race teams, officials and fans for good: providing a shoulder on which to cry, a strong arm to support in tragedy and sorrow, an encouraging word during a crucial round loss and the light of God shining through smiling faces as well as their flaws and God’s ordained weaknesses.

All Christians are salt. Salt is a very common seasoning. Chaplains are common people. They are simply doing what God put in them to do with the gifts and talents He put within them. The only difference is they have climbed upon the mountain of fear and doubt – “Who me?” “I’m no preacher!” “God should send someone to be a chaplain. I’m not qualified.” – to stand as a representative of God Almighty, trusting Him to put the words in their mouths, trusting Him to give the strength, endurance and resources for the task assigned.

We all have found God to be faithful and true as we watch Him work in our lives and those of our fellow racers.

Who Can Be A Chaplain?

Anyone who has a heart for God and His Kingdom (learn more)

Prayer Requests
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  Galatians 6:2  
12-17-17  Pray for Chaplain Joe Sannutti who will have own heart surgery Monday morning at 7:00 am.

Chaplain Bill Dickerson as he has to decide which hospital is his best option for surgery to open the blocked carteroid artery. He asks for God to give wisdom and guidance in the decision and peace in it.

Update on Cameron Manuel from his wife Amanda:  Cam is doing pretty good, we still have another surgery for his arm to take out the cement and replace with a bone graft. We should do that in the middle of January. They think it will take his arm 6-12 months to fully heal. His other arm from the trauma wounds is healing slowly but they already look a lot better. Thank you for checking on him.

Be in prayer for John DeFlorian as he mourns the passing of his father. 

12-12-17  From CrossRoad Ministries Chaplain Randy Ferrell:  Please be in prayer for Don Baskins as he goes in for knee surgery today.  Don races several classes in the NMCA organization.

Also be in prayer for myself and Joanna as we start a couple of businesses to serve at the tracks and at home.

Chaplain Bill Dickerson has suffered another stroke this evening. His son Billy called to say this one is bad. He has damage this time. Please be in prayer for Bill and his family. Thanks you.
Please pass on to all who pray.  

10:45 p.m.  Bill Dickerson’s son Billy called to say Bill is doing better.  He can now move both arms and legs.  He is able to talk.  They are trying to get him moved into a room now.  He will be in the hospital for several days as they monitor him now he has had a second stroke.  Billy said Bill has some droopiness in his face but that is all they know at this point.  He is in Clear Lake Hospital in Texas.  Please continue to pray.  The prayers are working.

From Mark Elms: I need the prayer warriors to pray for my 95 year old mother who has pneumonia.  She refused to go to the hospital.  Nancy & I just got back from visiting her and my 90 year old dad.  God bless all of you during this season of Jesus’ birth.

From Chaplain Joe Sannutti:  They’ve scheduled my open heart surgery for Monday, December 18th.  I covet your prayers as I go through another open heart surgery.

12-5-17  Scotty Cannon Sr.’s father is the one who died yesterday, Scotty Jr’s grandfather.   Scotty Sr. & Jr. are both very much alive but grieving and need our prayers.
12-1-17  Please be in prayer for Scotty Cannon Sr & Jr and family as they mourn the death of Scotty’s dad on Thursday morning. 
11-29-17  I spoke with Bill Dickerson this morning.  The doctors discovered Bill’s stroke was a major,  major stroke; the kind that kills most people  or leaves them very disabled.  It destroyed half of his brain.  The fact he is alive and has only a  small deficiency in the upper left quadrant of his eyesight stumps the doctors.  They have no answer.  Bill quickly told them it was God.  God has spared Bill’s life and body. 

The doctors told him to keep a close watch on his diabetes, cholesterol and diet.  He is to take 1 month off, “do not return to your normal routine and 3 months would be better.”  Bill says he can’t drive until cleared.  The doctors said the stroke was caused by the left carotenoid artery being totally blocked which prevented blood flow to his brain.  But his brain is already healing.  The doctor said if they did surgery and opened that artery it would kill him so they will keep a close watch on him as he has a good chance of having another stroke unless he completely follows doctors directions.  Following the doctors orders will give him a good chance of  survival and return to a more moderate normal life style.

He was released from the hospital Wednesday night. 

                Bill’s specific prayer requests are:  1.  Prayer of thanksgiving for sparing his life and for no damage.  2.  Prayer I follow all the doctors instructions.  3.  Prayers for my family as we all adjust to my lifestyle changes.

“As Mrs. Sylvia Maedgen says, ‘I know I will feel all the prayers heading my way and it will feel great.’”  Thank you one and all.  Today I begin a new life, a life full of thanksgiving and renewed committee to serve my Lord.

11-28-17  From Chaplain Bill Dickerson:  I visited my doctor today to get the result of all the tests.  Results showed I have suffered a mild stroke but have no lasting effects from it at all.  But she wants to make sure I don’t have issues that could lead to a stroke that does do damage so she’s sending me to Galveston to the neuro-vascular center where they can do extensive tests.  I will be admitted and will stay there until they have completed their battery of tests.

On the way to Galveston, a big truck decided to go straight although he was in a turn lane.  He ran into us and knocked the side mirror off and put some rubber on the front of my car.  We went home and changed cars so Jean could see to drive home from Galveston.  Y’all keep me in your prayers.  Jean will keep you updated.

From Chaplain Keith Petersen:  Dennis Reilander passed away from a very short battle with cancer. Him and his wife Nora were amazing Racer/volunteers around Castrol raceway. Anyone who has ever been to the rocky mountain nationals would know Dennis as the racer in the short box pick up in Mod/No Box that was always the first racer on track every nationals. He will be greatly missed.

From Chaplain Joe Sannutti:  I just saw this from Jr. Crawford, a long-time racer that lives in Tenn. Please share this with our prayer warriors.

A quick message that I just received from Alabama that my son Charlie supposedly had a seizure fail and now has blood on the brain. Went from emergency room to a triage Center then by Life Flight to Birmingham Regional Medical Center. They told me he was not responsive but waiting on him to get there from the life light please say a prayer for him and hope that he comes out okay.. I will keep everybody informed as I find out things.

From Sandy Collins: 

  1.  Update on Sherri Plott.  They tried to close her up Monday.  Her heart stopped so they could not close her up.  There is also a possibility of infection.  Sadly at 4:00 p.m. today she left this earth.  Prayers for her family and friends.
  2. Steve Adam’s lungs are filling up with fluid.  The end of his time on this earth is probably near.  Prayers for them all.
From Track Operator Sandy Collins:  I need to put some on the prayer list Glenn Ferguson, Cameron Manuel, Sherri Plott, Steve Adams , Phil Honaker and Rick Covington.
1.  Cameron is going into surgery this morning to fix his arm the bone broke into and came thru the skin other arm was cut but it is fixed and he is doing fine.
2.  Glenn is okay he came by and seen us on Saturday he is moving slow very sore but going to be fine.
3.  Sherri is in an induced coma and going into surgery this morning also to be closed up after some heart surgery complications. They hope she can be closed up today this is her 2nd week of being in a coma.
4.  Steve Adams has been given 3 months to live.
5.  Rick is going thru treatments again and should get some scan results this week.

Update on Steve LeTempt:  he’s home and doing better but still in a wheelchair and walker. Prayers for him to recover to be able to walk.

1.  From Michelle Michael:  Please keep my dad in your prayers today.  He is going in for a routine heart cath to check a blockage.  Pray for my dad’s comfort, the doctors guidance and expertise to provide the correct procedure, and that the blockage doesn’t require a stent!! My dad is very nervous about a stent.     Update.  They could not do the stents! He has 100, 100, 80 blockage in his 3 major arteries.  We are meeting with the surgeons and scheduling open heart with bypass surgery tomorrow morning!!  On the plus side he has no pain, his heart is healthy, and has great success for surgery and recovery.  He is in shock a little but is calm with all the prayers. 
2.  From Chaplain Bill Dickerson:  Please put me on the prayer list.  I’ve been going through a lot of tests this week.  I’m going for a brain MRI at 7:00 p.m. this evening.  (Jean says she knows I don’t have one. J)  Tomorrow I will have a Carotid artery test.  Next week I go to my doctor to get the results.  All this started when one of my people to whom I deliver noticed I “wasn’t myself.”  She was concerned and called my boss.  So y’all keep me in your prayers.
3.  Pray for Chaplain Joe Sannutti as he ministers at the Moultrie Swap Meet on Sunday.4.  Pray for Chaplains Gary & Renee Bingham as they minister at the Loose Rocker Doorslammer Nationals at Piedmont Dragway this weekend.
1. From Chaplain Renee Bingham:  I got a message from Steve LeTempt:  “Hey girl.  I’m home!  And by God I’m alive.”  Thanks to all who prayed for Steve during his hospitalization and time at rehab.  There were days when it was thought Stevie would not be able to go back home on his own.  Praise God!
2. Please be in prayer for AJ who is dealing with a lot of issues.  Their quote is:  “The devil just needs to get off my back and leave me alone.”  Amen AJ!
3. Continue to be in prayer for all the victims of the hurricanes – from Texas, Florida and the Islands.  So many are still without power.  Thousands remain in shelters in the islands.
4.  This was a hard weekend for motorsports.  Two people lost their lives.
Please be in prayer for the family and friends of an 8 year old Australian girl who died in a junior dragster accident.
Pray for the family of the man who lost his life at Myrtle Beach Speedway this weekend.
 Please visit our new prayer.godspeedministry.com where you will find older prayer requests, instructions on prayer, biblical prayers and Tuesday noonday prayers.


Taking God’s Word to the World



Where can God use your talents?


God-honoring worship is something we strive for. We need more people to provide music for services.    Some play instruments. Others sing.  Do you love to sing but want a group?  Start a choir!
Testimonies encourage and build  faith.  Let us know if you want to share yours.
Liturgical/Praise dance
adds beauty and deep emotionalism to the service. God can be worshiped though dance like David did.
Worship volunteers are an important part of ministry, using their talents and gifts to glorify God and minister.



To glorify God and build His kingdom by bringing youth to a greater realization of Who God is, the vision He has for their lives, and who they are in Jesus Christ.

 Proverbs 29:18 states,
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
We feel young people today have lost their vision of who they were created to be, Who God is, and the truth about life on this earth. Therefore they have cast off restraint and indulged in many destructive acts and many are perishing.  We want to combat this by helping them envision God’s best for their lives and helping them to be in line with the vision of God’s kingdom. In short, we want to give them hope for an abundant life in Christ.
If you would like to become an InVision chaplain, fill out the applications.
Want to Volunteer?


Kids on Track is a program for kids ages 2-11. We use thrilling Bible stories in God’s word to teach values and character from God’s perspective. The program consists of:

  • Kids Church at events where Children’s Chaplains are available.
  • Monthly newsletters with bible stories, puzzles and games.
  • Kids can sign up to receive a birthday card and gift every year.
If you would like to become a children’s chaplain, fill out the applications 
or contact us at 704-473-4212.  Volunteers may fill out the volunteer form.
For the safety of our children, we adhere to the Safe Sanctuary policy and all workers submit to a background check once the application is received.





Using media to spread the gospel is crucial to this ministry. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. Sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook, YouTube, App and Twitter feed for additional communication.  Volunteers are needed to photograph, video, edit, post and share sermons, chaplains in the field and testimonies.  Please contact us to help. This is an area of great need and great potential.  704-473-4212


Communicating the gospel through shared stories of testimonies, overcoming struggles and lessons learned is time honored. Jesus used it greatly. People love stories. We need them. They build faith. They glorify God. But only if they are captured and shared through writing, video or audio. Often people want to share but are unsure of how to write it. Volunteers are needed to help us produce the monthly discipleship letter, eConnections, CrossTalk, KOT & InVision newsletters, social media, the website and apps.




Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. We are a body of believers’ dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Throughout the week our Prayer Warriors pray for this ministry, the Board of Directors, the chaplains & their families, any special requests, and event prayer needs. God has given us a vision of 12,000 people praying for this ministry to become a moving force for His Kingdom here on earth.  Will you join us?  Email


and tell us you are one of the 12,000.  You will receive a monthly special newsletter with specific requests, needs and stories of answered prayers.

God Speed Ministry, Inc.
Address: 141 EA Bingham Road,
Kings Mountain, NC  28086
Phone: 704-473-4212
Email: pray@godspeedministry.com

Office: Renee Bingham
Email: renee@godspeedministry.com

In case of emergency, call GOD!  Pray!
Then call 704-692-2452.


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