About Risk Takers for Christ

Rev. Dale Glading

For 24 years, Dale Glading served as Founder and Executive Director of The Saints Prison Ministry. During that time, The Saints grew from a fledgling non-profit organization into America's largest athletic prison ministry with a national headquarters in Moorestown, New Jersey and branch offices in Colorado Springs, Richmond, Charlotte and Atlanta.

Under Dale's leadership, Saints athletic teams played and ministered in over 350 different correctional facilities in 25 states and Canada. As a result of those visits, more than 300,000 inmates were exposed to the Gospel message and 23,000 of them made professions of faith in Jesus Christ.

A published author and a former two-time candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Dale formed “Risk Takers for Christ” in 2011 to challenge believers to step out in faith and live life to its fullest for Jesus Christ.


Rev. Larry Lilly

Rev. Larry “Chap” Lilly served as the Chaplain of the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown, DE for 27 years before retiring in 2012 to join Risk Takers for Christ. A graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO and a faculty member at Atlantic Coast Bible College in Laurel, DE, “Chap” has also been a Certified Prison Fellowship Seminar Instructor for almost 30 years.

A gifted and passionate speaker, Chaplain Lilly and his wife Pat have three adult children and 11 grandchildren.