Mark Reighard (pronounced “rick’ erd”) is the Executive Director and a cofounder with Bret Byus of “Righteous Rides,” a ministry that has been providing well maintained nation-side transportation for missionaries on furlough for nearly 15 years…
Before retiring to run Righteous Rides full time, Mark held a number of business leadership positions, including founding and serving as CEO of Avchem. Inc. an aerospace chemical services company, Senior Manager of Research and Development for Automated Inspection Technologies at The Boeing Company, and Vice President of Operations for Paragon Aerospace Services.
And in order that missionaries do not have to always fly into St. Louis, pick up a vehicle, and perhaps need to drive it to the west or east coast, Righteous Rides now has established several hub cities to deposit vehicles around the USA for the convenience of the missionaries.
Mark and Bret began their vision to help missionaries and missions in this way due to their common interests in renovating and messing with cars. In around 2007 they bought a used van, renovated and cleaned it up to begin Righteous Rides. Within two weeks, a returned missionary family had it in use. From that vision, that commitment, that one van has now become 150 cars/vans positioned around the country, but headquartered just west of Warrenton, MO!
Mark Grossmann, former missionary to Kenya, gives testimony of using this ministry several times when he and his family were state side on furlough from the field.
And they always welcome volunteers. Pease contact them on their website to learn more at www.righteousrides.com. A car or van in good condition is a wonderful donation to the ministry.
Enjoy the Righteous Rides logo visible just south of I-70 just west of Warrenton….the Christian sign of the fish … with smokin’ wheels underneath the fish on the building!
And RR purchased a former automotive car dealership with all the equipment for maintaining the vehicles within a mile of the world headquarters of “Child Evangelism Fellowship” (www.cefonline.com) between St. Louis and Kansas City. Thus, two great ministries are one hour west of St. Louis in Warrenton, Missouri. (in 2019, trained workers with CEF presented the good news of Jesus, eye to eye, to 25,182,420 children!!) The CEF missionaries use Righteous Rides for convenient transportation.
Mark and his wife Karen live in Wentzville, MO and enjoy spending time with their 8 grandchildren.
“VISION & MISSION
Righteous Rides’ Vision is that every international missionary has access to affordable and stress-free stateside transportation.
Our Mission is to provide care and cars to missionaries on home assignment… in a manner worthy of God.
Related radio recordings from the past, available for anytime listening
To hear … “BRET BYUS (WWW.RIGHTEOUSRIDES.ORG), & DWAYNE KING, WWW.KINGDOMAIRCORPS.ORG; RE WHEELS FOR MISSIONARIES” [in aviation ministry based in Alaska, a speaker in the past at a fundraising dinner for Righteous Rides] … click on … Bret Byus, www.righteousrides.org, Dwayne King, www.kingdomaircorps.org; [in aviation ministry based in Alaska, a speaker in the past at a fundraising dinner for Righteous Rides]re wheels for missionaries – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “LONGTIME IMB MISSIONARY MARK GROSSMANN SHARES INSPIRATIONAL GOSPEL SUMMARY, ‘CREATION TO THE CROSS’” [Mark can also share this narrative, an overview of the gospel, in the African language of Swahili] … click on … www.//haroldhendrick.comttps://haroldhendrick.com/2016/08/26/longtime-imb-missionary-mark-grossmann-shares-inspirational-gospel-summary-creation-to-the-cross
To hear … “DR. MARK GROSSMANN/DAVID HENDRICK; SPECIALIST MARK GROSSMANN DEFINES STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF BIBLICAL ORALITY” … click on … Dr. Mark Grossmann/David Hendrick; specialist Mark defines strategic importance of Biblical orality – Harold Hendrick; [having received death threats deemed to be credible by the locals in his country of service, Mark and his family returned to the St. Louis area where Dr. Mark teaches in a local Christian College, Missouri Baptist University. The Grossmanns have successfully utilized “Righteous Rides” several times.]
To hear … “MISSIONARY FRIEND MARK GROSSMANN (1): AFRICAN ‘BIBLE STORYING’ – SAW BOOK OF ACTS” WORKS OF GOD” … click on … Missionary friend Mark Grossmann (1): African “Bible storying” – saw ”Book of Acts” works of God – Harold Hendrick
To hear … “DWAYNE KING, FOUNDER, WWW.KINGDOMAIRCORPS.ORG, IN MISSIONARY AVIATION, URGES OTHERS TO LOOK INTO IT” … click on … Dwayne King, founder, www.kingdomaircorps.org, in missionary aviation, urges others to look into it – Harold Hendrick