The Railroad Evangelistic Association (REA) exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the entire railroad community worldwide and to promote mutual Christian fellowship among those in the railway passenger industry, railroad freight industry, the model railroad hobbyists and the rail fan enthusiasts.


We believe everyone, everywhere needs to be on the right track to Heaven through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  


Above is pictured Luther S. Harkey, (1885-1949) at the throttle of engine 1646, founder of the Railroad Evangelistic Association. Incorporated in 1941. Proclaiming the Good News of Christ since 1938 through the Railroad Evangelist magazine, "All Aboard!"


Our Vision

The Railroad Evangelist Magazine--- 

"All Aboard!" has been in print since 1938, we are always looking for original railroad related photos, drawings or paintings. We want your stories, articles, and personal testimonies (300 - 800 words) or poems that would be of interest to our readers of the Railroad Evangelist magazine.   Currently, the Railroad Evangelist magazine is published three times a year in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Typed material is appreciated.  Material sent in will be returned upon request.  REA has no paid staff.  We are unable to pay for stories, testimonies and or photos but they will be returned to you upon request. Thank you. All Aboard !

Please send  all photos, testimonies, poems and  Railroad related stories to:

Mr. Joe Spooner


PO Box 5026
Vancouver, WA 98668  or to


Our Leaders 

EA President                                                Mr. Allan Carpenter 

Conductor (Ret) and National Leader in Railway Ministry


Past President  and REA Advisory                             Mr. David Wiegand (New Mexico Chapter)

Conductor (Ret) and National Leader in Railway Ministry

South America Ministry


Chaplain                                                                    Rev. Paul Campbell   

National Chaplain, Pastor in Winchester,  Virginia

Chapter President of Northern Virginia REA 

& REA Life Member and Railway Retiree 


Editor  ALL ABOARD  Magazine                                                      Mr. Joe Spooner 

Railway Evangelistic Association   

REA Life Member and Key Leader


Representative to IRM                                        Col (US Army-RetDon Howell

For Webmaster and REA Information:                                            RailHopeAmerica@

 International Outreach Ministry and REA Life Member 


REA International Liaison with IRM                   Pastor Arul Raj       Pastor and IRM Outreach Rewith  RailHopeIndia  


Membership & Donations:                                                            Mr. Jim Bliss, REA 

Membership, Accountant & REA Life Member

    Contact any of us if you want to start a local  or state Chapter or to get REA information ! 


All  Aboard !                                        

            "We serve as Encouragers, Chaplains, and Prayer Leaders for all who love the Lord!"

* Passenger Rail

* Freight Rail

* Subway-Commuter Rail 

* Model Railroading



/ keep in touch

REA East Coast Office

14561 Stephen Street,

Nokesville, VI 20181

Phone. 703-988-1966


REA West Coast Office

PO Box 5026,

Vancouver, WA 98668

Phone. 703-988-1966