Leadership & Board

"At REAL, we teach people how to fish."

Meet Chanda

CHANDA ROBY, ESQ.
President

"A still small voice inside encourages me daily to stay on the narrow path for I only have a short time here."

Meet Virginia

VIRGINIA CHASE
Executive Assistant/Development Administrator

"Seeing the work that it takes behind the scenes and the day-to-day challenges that our ministries deal with has given me a deeper appreciation for the work that God is doing in these communities."

Meet Ryan

RYAN WEARY
Technical Administrator

"I am a Christian, and I desire to see God in action on Earth through His people. Being a Christian and being a part of REAL Christian Foundation is what I feel is a calling for me."

Meet Linda

LINDA JACKSON
Finance Administrator

Jasper Bacon- Chairman
Lee Harper- Vice Chair
Carol Blackmon Secretary
Derek Finley- Treasurer
Gloria Johnson
Renee Flynt
Cheryl Givens
Dr. Danita Weary-Byrd
Teri Jordan
Rosie Weary (Co-Founder)
Dolphus Weary- Board Emeritus (Co-Founder)

DR. DOLPHUS WEARY
Co-Founder

DR. ROSIE WEARY
Co-Founder

Rural Education and Leadership Christian Foundation, Inc. (REAL)...A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved

Reggie Weary, pictured at his father's grave

REGINALD D. WEARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (RDW) FUND

REAL Christian Foundation established the RDW Fund after REAL Co-Founders Dolphus and Rosie Weary’s son’s untimely death in 2004. As a part of their healing process, they prayerfully considered ways to bless other youth from rural Mississippi. The interest from this fund is used to provide partial scholarships to students in rural Mississippi who are connected to community-based Christian ministries REAL supports. Students can use these scholarships to cover costs associated with attending boarding high schools, colleges or universities, technical schools, and graduate seminaries. The scholarships usually range from $1,000 – $2,000 per student. The RDW Fund was designed to help rural Christian ministries develop leaders. The hope is these leaders would have a heart to come back, give back, or serve back in their communities. As of today, REAL has provided over 50 scholarships to students associated with the rural, community-based Christian ministries supported by REAL.