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Carl began riding street motorcycles in 1963 and at the same time also raced dirt bikes in Enduro and Hare Scrambles along with some Flat Track Racing for about five years. Since that beginning, Carl has owned several different motorcycles and has currently logged about 950, 000 miles of "accident free" safe riding. Carl has ridden throughout the United States and Canada having been through all the lower forty eight states several times as well as all the Canadian Provinces. Carl also has ridden in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and England. Carl currently rides three different motorcycles, a 2002 1800 Gold Wing, a 2007 Yamaha FJR 1300 and 2010 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. Carl has also served as a Safe Riding instructor for other motorcycle organizations and currently holds "Experienced Tourmaster" certification with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.
Carl became a Christian In April of 1971 and shortly after becoming saved, he began working with a ministry for boys called the Royal Rangers. Carl was involved in this ministry for twenty years and served in several leadership positions including "Instructor Trainer" with the National Royal Rangers Office. In this position, Carl trained men to become leaders of this ministry. Carl then rode for ten years with another motorcycle ministry before founding the Road Riders For Jesus. Carl has college degrees in Journalism and Commercial Photography, was a member of the National Honor Society, Chi Omega Rho fraternity at Evangel College in Springfield, MO and was selected to the National Dean's list of Honor Students.
Sally Crackel became a Christian in 1974 while attending Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in music. Sally currently works for Ameren Missouri, a large utility company located in St. Louis, MO. Sally has travelled extensively with Carl and has logged over 400,00 miles of riding with Carl. Sally currently serves as International Secretary/Treasurer for RRJ as well as overseeing the Sally's Sundries store for the ministry.
Carl and Sally were
introduced to each other through mutual Christian friends and were
married in December of 1977. They currently reside in Hillsboro, Mo
with their dog, Kana.
For more than 36 years before his retirement, Ken served as lead pastor for United Methodist churches ranging from small community churches to large suburban and county seat churches in Ohio.
Chaplain (COL-Ret) Ken Daft also served the Lord as a military chaplain in the Ohio Army National Guard for 27 years at various levels of command. His last 11 years of ministry were as the State Chaplain for the Ohio National Guard supervising 40 chaplains throughout the state.
Ken also served as the Lead Chaplain for the National Guard Bureau's effort in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in New Orleans supervising 120 chaplains in that capacity.
Ken Daft currently serves as an affiliate professor in the Ministry
Department of Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio. He teaches courses in theology, Bible, Pastoral Care, Leadership, Church Administration and Evangelism & Discipleship.
is married to Linda who are the proud parents of four grown and "gone"
sons and three grandchildren. Ken & Linda live in Grove City, Ohio.
We have two children, their spouses, five grandchildren and Marcia’s mother in our immediate family.
Rod bought his first motorcycle, a Yamaha RD350 when he was 15. He has owned various cycles and a trike over the years. His current ride is an 1800 Goldwing.
Marcia was a co-rider only until 2010. At that time she felt God directing her to get her license to ride her own bike. ‘Lil Ingie is a 650 Yamaha V-Star Classic, named in memory of Rod’s mother Ingrid, who owned her first.
We joined Road Riders for Jesus in 2007. We are members of Chapter 40
in South Jefferson County, Missouri. Since we both have an interest in
photography, we began taking pictures at every event we attended for
RRJ. After working closely with Carl he appointed us Senior
Photographers. As the ministry grew, Carl appointed us National Safety
Coordinators. Our desire is to use the Safe Rider Program to reach lost
bikers for Jesus as well as equipping bikers to become safe riders.