The Association of Christian Truckers Ministry (ACT) is a 501 (c 3) non-profit organization dedicated to ministering to the needs of the truck drivers, and their families, that drive the highways of the United States of America.
We are located in Illinois at I-70 and US 40, exit 68 (Brownstown Illinois exit). 32 miles west of Effingham Illinois and six miles east of Vandalia Illinois, 2/10 of a mile on the north side of the interstate. The 34 acre site features a lighted, paved parking lot that has enough spaces for 50 trucks, FREE laundry facility, shower room, and a trucker’s lounge that is open 24 hours a day.
ACT Board Member Ed Hart has been recently promoted from Board Adviser to Board Member. Ed is the owner of Safeway Systems a company he bought in 1979. His insight into the trucking industry is invaluable to ACT as we grow to meet the needs of drivers across this land. He promotes integrity as a […]Learn more
Bookkeeper Road Angel Truckers center Working alongside Dock as he directs, Mary handles the book keeping for ACT and also oversees the Kitchen Staff. She is also involved in much of the printing and promotion with materials t shirts ETC. Mary has the day to day insight that is vital to help Dock in […]Learn more
Executive Chaplain ACT Dock is our executive Chaplain charged with the day to day operation and local promotion of ACT and the Road Angel. Dock is in charge of the Chaplains of ACT. He has many years driving as well as working previously with Transport for Christ as a chaplain. Dock sees to […]Learn more
Board Advisor David is a Pastor and former driver who has been the ACT Bookkeeper in the past. Another veteran whose advice is an assset to our growth.Learn more
Board Advisor Scott is a successful Christian contractor in the Chicago area. He has been instrumental in the property development area of ACT. We look forward to his advice ad help as we grow.Learn more
Board adviser Fund raiser Gary has been a driver and Business man. He is working to promote and secure donations for ACT. His experience and skill in the business world is great for our ongoing operation.Learn more
Board Adviser Gerald Derstine is the founder of Christian retreat, and Gospel Crusade . He had a tent in the days of Oral Roberts and traveled the US and the World in his lifetime of ministry. He served as the president and director of ACT and is invaluable to us as […]Learn more
Board Adviser Carl has been involved with ACT since the 90’s. He and his wife Grace were directors at the Road Angel for many years. Carl was the secretary to the board for many years also and has now moved to an advisory role. Carl is ordained and has taken […]Learn more
Board Adviser Woody Clark Board Advisor Board Advisor Woody Clark, successful owner of a truck dealership, is one of the earliest supporters of ACT and foundation to where we are today. Prosperity God’s Way! Woody Clark’s story is an incredible journey from the world of need, to that of abundance through being obedient to the Word […]Learn more
President Board of directors Pastor Phil is a founding member of ACT. He has worked in the ministry as an Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, for many years. Pastor Phil Derstine is the Senior pastor of Family Church at Christian Retreat in Bradenton, Florida, and the president of Gospel Crusade, Inc., international missions […]Learn more
Vice President Board of Directors Pastor Mel Weaver Pastor Mel Weaver “Vice President on the Board of Directors, Pastor Mel is a founding member of ACT.” A native of Lancaster county, began ministering in Spindale, N. C. from 1972 to 1975. In1976 he returned to Pennsylvania to serve as Assistant Pastor with his father, Founding […]Learn more
Secretary Board of Directors Secretary on the Board of Directors, Joanne is Communications Director at Christian Retreat in Bradenton, FL, and has served along with her father, Gerald Derstine, in worldwide ministry her whole life. A writer and editor, she hosts the annual Writer’s Workshop at Christian Retreat, and lives in Bradenton and Atlanta with […]Learn more
Treasurer Board of Directors Bill Cooke Treasurer of ACT Board Bill has been a supporter and board member for many years . Many of the signs we have on the property were made for us by him.Learn more
Directer of Development Reverend Mark is a board adviser and Director of Development for ACT. He is an ordained minister with BAM International which he was one of the original members back in the 80’s. Mark was with Jim Keyes in the early 80’s when ACT began. His experience with ACT, and as a drive, […]Learn more