Fellowship Riders Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 with the mission of assisting and supporting Bible-believing churches who wish to start a motorcycle ministry but are unsure of the benefits, pitfalls, and organization needed for a successful ministry.
In the time since this founding, Fellowship Riders has received hundreds of requests from churches for help in starting motorcycle ministries. Today, more than 75 churches throughout the United States and Canada have become affiliates of Fellowship Riders and have impacted their riders and their communities for the cause of Christ by providing world-class motorcycling experiences through well planned, well organized, and safe riding opportunities led by Christ Followers, developing many unique and God-led ministries, and bringing people to fill the “God-shaped” piece missing in their lives that is found only in Jesus Christ.
We are not a church; although several of our affiliate churches are the outgrowth of a Biker Bible Study or group of like-minded people who have formed a church focused on reaching the expanding population of motorcycle riders who need a saving relationship with Jesus; but a resource for your church to bring time-tested tools and How-To in “birthing” this ministry. Guided by the accumulated experience of our affiliates, cooperative activities with other motorcycle ministries, and established relationships with ready-made opportunities through such organizations as Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, Operation Starting Line, Mike Barber Ministries, and others, Fellowship Riders is uniquely positioned to join with your church in developing a motorcycle ministry specifically suited to the Lord’s call to serve Him in this segment of your community.
Fellowship Riders, Inc. (FRI) is also partnering with the Fellowship of Motorcycle Ministries (FMM) to sponsor and organize a nation-wide gathering of Christian motorcycle ministries in Sturgis tentatively planned for June 2017. Named the “Light Up the Hills” rally, this will be a time of worship, fellowship, and the exchange of ideas and success stories – all wrapped around opportunities to ride and enjoy the majesty of God’s creation in the Black Hills.
For information about how you can start a motorcycle ministry in your church or how your existing ministry might benefit from becoming an affiliate of Fellowship Riders, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It seems the Lord has focused His attention on the Keystone State and released His Holy Spirit to call out riders to reap the harvest and enlarge the Kingdom of God. Joining our other affiliates in Pennsylvania and across the land is Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship in Johnstown, PA.
Please welcome this new ministry, White Horse M/M, to the growing Fellowship Riders family and pray for their leader, Ed Berringer as they submit to the call of the Lord to use their motorcycles for His glory.
Ministry Highlight – Keystone Cruisers for Christ
To quote Pastor Mark Sawyer of another affiliate in Pennsylvania “In our wildest dreams we never realized just how God could use a motorcycle ministry. The doors keep swinging open to His glory!! In the months since this group was officially launched in September 2014, they have hosted a Safety Training/Bike Blessing event, participated in several local biker and civic events, “The “Wings” always draw attention and open doors to speak about our Savior”, and had a very successful Ride for Missions to fund their Manna Ministry for the year with 62 riders touring 7 covered bridges.
To not limit the reach of Fellowship Riders to the USA and Canada, Keystone Cruisers for Christ has enrolled Pastor Darren Rogers of the Bethany Baptist Church, a visiting pastor from Pontypridd, Wales, UK, as a member of their group, “We bought him a vest, had the wings sewn on the back and made him an honorary member of Keystone Cruisers For Christ.”
Welcome Our Newest Affiliates
It is a great pleasure to notify you of our newest Fellowship Riders affiliate in Los Lunas, NM, Greater Vision Ministries. Known as “Christ’s 20/20 MM”, this newest member of the Fellowship Riders family has truly stepped out in faith to follow the call of the Holy Spirit in beginning its ministry as there are only a few riders at this time, but the Lord is preparing a harvest as these workers move forward in response to His call.
To introduce this ministry to the church body and the community on Father’s Day, there will be a 10:30AM Worship Service followed by a BBQ lunch. If you are looking for an excuse to ride to the Albuquerque area, here it is. What more can we ask as riders; meeting a new family member, encouraging others in the body of Christ, and free food?
Please join the leadership of Fellowship Riders in welcoming this newest member of our family and pray for them as they trust the Lord of the Harvest.