Our Impact

Camp Grounds of Pioneer Ministries, Inc. in Pearl, MS

Making milestones since 1998...

REAL has supported 25 Christian organizations throughout Mississippi.
REAL has supported Christian organizations in 12 Mississippi counties, Bolivar, Copiah, Covington, Holmes, Jefferson Davis, Leflore, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, and Walthall.
Of REAL’s top 10 donors in its history, only three (3) are located in Mississippi.
Book sales are one of REAL’s top 10 sources of income.
REAL has given away about $1.5 million in rural Mississippi communities.
Through its Reginald D. Weary Memorial Scholarship Fund, REAL has given away almost $100,000 to students attending boarding high schools, college or universities, technical schools, and/or graduate seminaries.
REAL has given away over $40,000 in partial tuition scholarships to private Christian school nursery and primary students in Mendenhall, Mississippi, through its Dr. Kathryn B. Weathersby Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Reggie Weary, pictured at his father's grave


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.