Master’s Men Racing
Master’s Men Racing
About Master’s Men Racing [MMR] was formed in 2000 as an answer to the demand for chaplaincy in racing. Currently Master’s Men Racing operates in NASCAR Sprint Cup and ARCA. Chaplains include Daryl Barker (NASCAR Sprint Cup) and Caleb Higgins (ARCA). The racing circuit provides a unique area of ministry. On the road almost year round, racers and crew need pastoring on site. We provide this as well as shop Bible study for continued growth and development when they are home in North Carolina.
Mission of MMR
Master’s Men Racing seeks to represent Christ in the racing communities of the world, leading men to Christ and discipling them in Christ likeness so they may experience the abundant life of Jesus and become Godly leaders in their families and communities.
MMR Chaplains Activities
Master’s Men Racing chaplains serve the employees in NASCAR and ARCA shops through weekly Men’s Team studies where we lead the men through Scriptural answers to the issues they face. Each week our chaplains walk through the shops to engage those who do not come to the study, but still want to talk through struggles and concerns they face. Our chaplains also perform weddings and funerals for those with whom they have developed a more personal relationship.
MMR chaplains also attend multiple racing events where they have devotionals with race teams, prayer with drivers and crew, and “on the spot” counseling sessions. MMR’s chaplain to the ARCA Racing Series attends each of the ARCA events holding a chapel service and serving the pastoral needs of the entire community.
Master’s Men Racing is now at a new location. To learn more about this division of the Master’s Men visit mastersmenracing.com.
Leader, Daryl Barker
Originally from Michigan, Daryl currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area where he serves as the Vice President of Master’s Men Racing and leads Master’s Men’s businessmen teams.
Daryl graduated from BIOLA University in Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Biblical studies. After graduation, he worked for Focus on the Family and then for a national financial institution in Southern California.
In 1994, Daryl and his young family moved from California to North Carolina where he began his career in racing as the Business Manager for Dale Earnhardt’s company, DEI. In 2002 Daryl and his father-in-law, Max Helton, founded WorldSpan Ministries which ministered to the racing communities around the world.
After the passing of his father-in-law, Daryl joined Master’s Men in 2009 to oversee their ministry to the racing communities of NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Truck series as well as the ARCA Racing Series.
Daryl and his wife, Melanie, have seven children and two grand children.
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