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Rev. Rick Bunker, Chaplain
Chaplain Bunker has served at Philadelphia Park since December 2009. His full-time ministry includes the following: visits to those who work in the barns, conducting weekly Chapel services, leading worship at the jockey room, daily devotions with staff, counseling track employees, leading meetings for those with addictions, coordinating social services for backstretch employees and residents, enlisting churches and community organizations to minister at the track, holding special events for track personnel and their families, and speaking to churches and community groups to acquaint them with the ministry.
Rev. Bunker and his wife, Kelly, reside in Clarksboro, New Jersey. They have two daughters, Kimberly Hope, and Deborah Grace.
Before coming to Philadelphia Park, Chaplain pastored two churches in New Jersey since his ordination in 1989 by the ABCUSA, Fairview Community Baptist in Camden and Taylor Memorial in Paulsboro. He graduated that same year from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary) with a Master of Divinity degree. While in seminary he was the Assistant Pastor of Upland Baptist Church in Upland, Pennsylvania.
He also has a Master of Education from Wilmington University in Delaware. Pastor Bunker has been involved in all levels of Christian Education for many years as a teacher and administrator. Before being called to the full-time Christian ministry he was a United States Army Officer.
These many life experiences and places of ministry have prepared him well to minister in the special sub-culture of those on the backstretch of Philadelphia Park.
Office of the Chaplain
P.O. Box 1000
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 267-223-3513 or 267-223-3398