Bobby Ray Aldridge has been selected as track chaplain for Northern Kentucky by the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy. He succeeds Tom Farley Jr. who recently retired.
In the position, which is effective immediately, Aldridge will primarily serve at Turfway Park located in Florence, Ky., where he will minister to the spiritual and physical needs of track workers and build relationships within the racing community. He will also seek to connect with local churches in Northern Kentucky that may be interested in getting involved with the track's ministry.
Aldridge, a native and long-time resident of Kentucky, previously served in a similar position at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas.
His experience also includes serving as chaplain at Keeneland in Lexington and at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. He has served as a missionary in Brazil and Mexico, where he helped to establish new churches, and has served as pastor at traditional churches in Kentucky.
"We are very blessed to have Bobby serving our Northern Kentucky area," said Pam Sears, president of the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy, in a release. "Bobby has many talents that the Lord can use in ministering to the racing community."
Aldridge is a graduate of Lexington Baptist College. He resides in Nicholasville, Ky. with his wife, Jane.