Welcome To REA 


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 also are looking for stories, articles, 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.

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

Mr. Joe Spooner


PO Box 5026
Vancouver, WA 98668


Our Leaders 

President      Mr. David Wiegand, 

                                                     Conductor (Ret) and National Leader in Railway Ministry

Chaplain        Rev. Paul Campbell,   National Chaplain, Pastor Winchester Virginia

                                                       Chapter President of Northern Virginia REA and REA Life Member and Railway Retiree 

Editor                        Mr. Joe Spooner,  

                                                      Railway Evangelistic Association ALL ABOARD Magazine and Life Member and Key Leader

 Representative with IRM    Don Howell US Army Col (Ret)    REA /RailHopeAmerica

                                                                                                                   REA Member and Outreach Ministry

REA International Liaison with IRM    Pastor Arul Raj  

                                                                                                   Pastoral Leader in India and IRM  RailHopeIndia  

Membership and Donations:  Mr. Jim Bliss,  REA Accountant and REA Life Member

             **** Contact any of us if you want to start a local  or state Chapter!   

                                                                            All Aboard!                                                                                                    

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

                      Passenger Rail, Freight Rail, Subway-Commuter Rail and Model Railroading



/ keep in touch

REA East Coast Office

14561 Stephen Street,

Nokesville, VI 20181

Phone. 703-988-1966

Email. railhopeamerica@gmail.com

REA West Coast Office

PO Box 5026,

Vancouver, WA 98668

Phone. 703-988-1966

Email. railroadevangelist@comcast.net