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Welcome to Risk Takers for Christ, a sports ministry to at-risk youth and the community at-large.

Risk Takers for Christ's mission is to reach at-risk youth and the community at-large with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by engaging them in athletic competition and providing positive male role models.

Our goal is to reach at-risk youth with the Gospel before they get into trouble with the law.

What We Do... and Why

Based on our 35 years of prison ministry experience, we are convinced that a leading cause of criminal behavior is the lack of a positive male role model in the lives of young men. Broken homes and fatherless families create a void that is too often filled by gangs, drugs, and violence.

For these reasons, we operate the following "front line" outreaches:

  • Living H2O Initiative, a twice-weekly sports outreach to at-risk youth in our community
  • Periodic Sports Camps and Basketball Tournaments for at-risk youth throughout the year

Some of the smiling faces at Midway Bible Fellowship.

We also seek to encourage and equip believers to become spiritual "risk takers" through our weekday Dare 2B Daring devotional messages and our monthly ministry newsletter, Take a Risk! To subscribe for FREE to either or both publications, visit our Contact Page or email info@risktakersforchrist.org.

Our newest outreach is a church plant at Midway Estates, an RV and manufactured home community in Vero Beach. Midway Bible Fellowship meets weekly to proclaim God's Truth and demonstrate His love. Our slogan is "biblical teaching... traditional hymns... and casual dress."

Midway Bible Fellowship meets every Sunday morning at the Midway Estates clubhouse, 1950 S U.S. Highway 1 in Vero Beach. Free coffee and donuts are served at 9:30 AM and our Worship Service begins at 10:00 AM. Guests and visitors are always welcome!

Who We Are

RTC was founded in 2011 by Rev. Dale Glading, who has 35 years of prison ministry experience. Rev. Glading has also authored three books, is an accomplished speaker, and is a former two-time candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rev. Larry “Chap” Lilly joined RTC in 2012 as vice president after a nearly 30-year career with the Delaware Department of Corrections.

Other RTC team members include Rebekah Bailey, Director of Communications; Chris Glading, Director of Programs & Publicity; our six-member Board of Trustees; our Advisory Council; and our hundreds of prayer partners, financial supporters, and mission trip participants.

Please review our Statement of Faith.

Our most recent 990 IRS tax filing is always available upon request.

How You Can Join Us

We invite you to be a fellow Risk Taker for Christ by praying for our ministry; supporting us financially; inviting us to speak at your church; or participating in one of our Front Line Outreaches.

How You Can Reach Us

Risk Takers for Christ, Inc.

PO Box 651421
Vero Beach FL 32965-1421


Please review our Statement of Faith.