Ryan Weary


Why REAL?  I’ve been around volunteer and ministry work my whole life, and I have seen the benefits firsthand in the lives of people in the community.  By working at REAL, I feel that I’m able to invest into continuing the work in these areas to bless others the way that it blessed my life.  Working with REAL has made an awesome imprint on my life.  I want to see the mission and vision of REAL continue forward for years to come, so I’m here to do my part to make that a reality.

Hometown:  Mendenhall, Mississippi

Current Residence:  Richland, Mississippi

Interests:  I LOVE music (both listening to and making it), movies in general (especially dramas and superhero movies), and anime/comic culture.

Most Proud of:  I am most proud of my family, the work and influence of REAL Christian Foundation, and the ministries that we work with.

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

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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.